Ciara Smyth is a social work student by day, writer by night and cat enthusiast 24/7.
Her first YA novel is a story about memory, rom-coms and girls who like girls.
She previously worked as a teacher and mental health trainer, though her first job developing ye olden 35mm photos gives you some indication of her advanced age. She enjoys jigging (verb: to complete a jigsaw) and claims to enjoy yoga in order to cultivate a zen persona that is shattered approximately ten minutes after you meet her.
She is from the south of Ireland but has lived in Belfast for so long that her parents make fun of her Northern accent.