I grew up in a big family in a small town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. I lived and worked in England for thirty years, I now live in Belfast, but I still think of myself as a Tyrone woman. My father was from Glenaan, one of the nine Glens of Antrim, so I feel a strong connection to that part of the world as well.
If you’d told me when I was in my twenties that I would be a published author in my fifties, I would have been astonished.
Yet when I look back and impose a narrative on the past, put in the signposts, I can see that this is the job I have been preparing for all my life.
I've always loved storytelling. That's why I became a reporter, why I made radio and television documentaries. This article I wrote for BBC Northern Ireland about my early days as a reporter might give you some flavour of what I loved about the job.
Reporting for Spotlight
Now I'm creating fictional stories. I hope you enjoy reading them.
As a result of hacking, this website was in disarray and is now being rebuilt. Apologies in the meantime.
I am currently writing my fifth novel.
You can follow me on Twitter @roisinmcauley