Carmen Cullen was born in County Tipperary and is the niece of singer Delia Murphy. Her first novel, Two Sisters Singing, published by Liberties Press in 2013, is loosely based on the life of her iconic aunt; Carmen has toured a one-woman show based on Two Sisters Singing around the world. Carmen was Head English in Coláiste Dhúlaigh Secondary School in Dublin for more than twenty years and afterwards Director of the Oscar Wilde Autumn School in Bray. She is now a full-time writer. Carmen lives in Bray, County Wicklow. Hello Love is her second novel.