Author & Storyteller
Marianne McShane was born and raised in County Down on the eastern coast of Ireland. She grew up in the town of Bangor, listening to her Granda tell tales around the hearth on many an evening. Stories and legends filled her imagination.
Marianne’s debut picture book, The Boy Who Rescued A Mermaid, inspired by a legend from her home town of Bangor, will be published in April, 2020 by Candlewick Press. Her second book, The Fog Catcher’s Daughter, will also be published by Candlewick.
Marianne has been a featured storyteller at festivals and events in Ireland and the United States and has twice won the gold medal in storytelling at the Mid Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil. Her telling of Irish legends and wonder tales captivates audiences of all ages.
After many years in America as a children’s librarian, Marianne once again lives in Bangor on the shores of Belfast Lough. Her walks by the sea inspire her with new stories..