About Me

Geraldine Meade, loves lounging around doing nothing but unfortunately hasn’t been able to do anything of the sort for years, you see she also loves kids and was blessed to be able to have eight with her darling husband Johnny. But as we all know kids don’t like lounging or doing anything quiet and sedate (not for more than a few minutes anyway) and if they are forced to there’s usually a row, which always leads to another row and another. For this reason Geraldine would be an excellent candidate for NATO or for any sort of peace keeping job where a mediator is needed! But has instead decided to try her hand at writing, which she loves even more than lounging, and will do it whenever and wherever she possibly can – kitchen, sofa, bed, play room, garden, car, library, café, once or twice in the office but never in the bathroom.

When Geraldine is not playing with her kids and with their toys or cooking for them or cleaning after them or reading to them she also loves running (in the opposite direction … but she always comes home) and meditating (which she is also teaching her children in the hope that they can all one day meditate and lounge together) and hiking about in the most glorious countyside of Ireland with the whole family (and yes there is always someone to carry) and reading some very interesting books and on the rarest of occasions she absolutely LOVES to sleep. As you can see there are a lot of things Geraldine loves but her two greatest ones are her aforementioned hubby Johnny Murphy and her aforementioned crazy children.

Oh by the way Geraldine grew up on a farm in Laois with eight fab siblings and the most fantastic parents and is currently living in Dublin. She’s a primary school teacher and has a M.A. in Children’s Literature (very posh). She was Chairperson of Children’s Books Ireland from 2003-2006 (Great organisation you have to look them up). She’s currently writing and giving creative writing classes and storytelling workshops and all the while she is wondering why so many people (including herself) write in the third person when they’re talking about themselves?