Helen Corcoran grew up in Cork, Ireland, dreaming of scheming queens and dashing lady knights. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, she worked as a bookseller for over a decade. She lives in Dublin, writing fantasy novels and haunting coffee shops in search of the perfect latte.
Conscious of the constant degradation of the natural environment, he is a keen supporter of the Irish Wildlife Federation and their efforts to purchase and preserve diminishing habitats. An ardent advocate of sustainable living with the natural environment, he presently lives as an Eco-dweller and rejects all forms of mass consumerism. Much of his free time is spent hill walking, sketching, writing and recording the demise of our natural environment.
Kevin's books of walks are the result of extensive study of the areas and their natural habitats, flora and fauna, wildlife. As well as giving clear instructions and detailed maps, the books are beautifully illustrated by the author himself.
Rachel Corcoran is a freelance illustrator and designer from Dublin, Ireland. A member of Illustrators Ireland, Rachel's work appears in children's books and book cover illustrations. Rachel also runs her online shop where she sells her earth-kind illustrated greeting cards and prints. When Rachel is not illustrating, she loves to bake with her helper Billie the cat, garden with her outdoor cat Socks, and read books that are set in times long ago.
A librarian with Kildare Library Services, Mario has written and edited many books on the history of Co. Kildare and his hometown of Kildare. He has written four children’s books with children in schools in Kildare, Listowel and Roscommon, all of which were illustrated by David Butler.
As part of his work on the Decade of Centenaries project in Kildare he has written a play A Terrible Beauty Exposed! and a narration for a series of concerts, Birth of a Nation, which included a performance in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
On 9 July 2022 he delivered the oration at the centenary commemoration for Cathal Brugha in Glasnevin Cemetery.
Dublin-based writer Vawn Corrigan is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. Vawn's writing on Irish craft has been published in the Irish Arts Review, Irish Antiques Journal, Ireland of the Welcomes and the international textiles magazine Selvedge. She is also a contributor to RTÉ radio's Sunday Miscellany. Vawn enjoys collaborations which document the social history of living craft traditions.
RICHARD CREAGH is a professional nature, wildlife and adventure photographer based in the south west of Ireland. He has worked in nature tourism in Mayo, Clare, and most currently as a guide on marine tour boats around The Blasket Islands, off West Kerry. With David Flanagan, Richard is the author of Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
Ruth Croke learned to read at the age of three and hasn’t stopped reading since! She works in Ireland and New York as a marketing and public relations consultant. She loves all animals and as a member of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, she has rescued many pets over the years. Ruth used to be just terrified of mice, but one day she met a friendly little mouse warming his tiny toes by her fireplace. She suddenly realised that they are the cutest – and most misunderstood – creatures on earth. She decided that she was going to represent them and share their funny stories with the world. Because in the end, she knew that all they really needed was some good publicity!
Triona Croke lives between Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. She discovered that all mice behave the same no matter where in the world you happen to be. Regardless of her travels, to this day her favourite destination is her imagination, where she finds all sorts of creatures having remarkable adventures.