Author & Storyteller
Welcome to my website and to my part of Ireland. I was born and raised in County Down, on the shore of Belfast Lough, and that’s where I fell in love with stories. For every bit of Ireland breathes legends—folktales told around hearth fires, wonder tales whispered from the sea.
I grew up to become a storyteller, a children’s librarian, and a writer, and even when I lived far away in New York the stories always stayed with me. Now I’m back home in Bangor, in a little house at the top of a wind-blown hill. Upstairs is a tiny room, with only one window. Tucked up against the window is my writing desk where I look out over trees and rooftops all the way down to the sea.
Some days I see the lighthouse flashing from the far coast. Some days a sea mist hides everything. But always, when I sit at my desk in front of the window that looks down to the shore, I see stories, stories I’d love to share with you.
Thanks for coming to visit, Marianne