Do you remember the moment you decided you wanted to be a writer?

Not really: I think I always wanted to be a story teller. My writing career started with a letter which was published in Irish Times. I became a journalist and worked for the Irish Times for many years and I had a great kind boss who thought I could do anything and sent me to write about wars and economics and the Royal Family and gave me a great training. In my own writing, I want to be entertaining, comforting, encouraging and the reader’s friend. I used to be a teacher, so I think that I can run the world. I used to be an Agony Aunt so I think I can solve everyone’s problems!