Padraic Coffey was born in Sligo and grew up in Tubbercurry. He attended University College Dublin, where he received a BA in 2008 and an MA in 2010.
After graduating from college, he worked in a freelance capacity for the Sunday Independent, as well as some other publications. This is his first book, which was inspired by his social media account of the same name. He currently resides in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife.