Diedre Quiery was eleven when “The Troubles” started. Her family were put out of their home in North Belfast at gunpoint, and they lived on the Peace Line on the Crumlin Road. This experience of living in a war situation with bombing and constant rioting was the inspiration for her novel Eden Burning.

To pursue her ambition of becoming a writer, Dierdre took voluntary redundancy from a role in Human Resources and moved to Mallorca with her husband, two suitcases and her beloved cat Ziggy. She wrote the first draft of Eden Burning in a house with no running water, no telephone line and no TV.

You can find out more about Diedre on her website, or follow her on Twitter and Facebook.