Born and bred in Dublin, Ireland, Colette came to writing late in life after a chequered career that included computer programming and marketing insurance products.
'I have an old school friend who assures me I always wanted to write. I have no recollection of that but as her memory is much better than mine, I believe her. I do remember as an emotional teen writing lots of angst-ridden poetry and that English was always my favourite subject. Thanks to a wonderful teacher, Shakespeare began to make sense, I appreciated Austen's comedic talent and I came to love my teacher's hero, Patrick Kavanagh.I also devoured books and loved to write essays but choosing writing as a career would never have occured to me.'
It was only when she grew tired and bored with office life that Colette finally picked up a pen. She sent off a few chapters of her first book, Too Little, Too Late, to Poolbeg Publishers and was offered a three-book contract on the back of it. That first book went to number one and Colette subsequently secured a contract in the
Colette lives in north county Dublin with her husband and two sons. When she is not witing she paints, walks, cycles, watches rugby, reads or chats on FaceBook and Twitter with other authors, readers and friends.
Colette's books are available throughout Ireland, the UK and commonwealth countries and have been translated into Dutch, German, Polish, Estonian, Turkish and Russian.Most are also available in E-book format.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.
Agent: Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown Group.