Patricia Forde lives in Galway, in the west of Ireland. She has published three Picture Books, lots of Easy Readers, and in May 2017 her first novel,
The Wordsmith, was published by Little Island. She has also written two plays, as well as several television drama series for children and teenagers. She has worked as a writer on both English and Irish language soap operas.
In another life, she was a primary school teacher and the artistic director of Galway Arts Festival. She lives with one husband, two teenagers,and a dog called Ben in a house in the middle of a small wood.
In her spare time, she collects vintage children's books and reads them late at night.