Advertising copywriter Liz Cowley has written poetry for many years, but only recently considered pursuing publication. Her first book, A Red Dress, took the top spot on Amazon and was turned into a stage show in Dublin. What Am I Doing Here? followed, and a selection from both books was featured as the finale of the West Cork Literary Festival. Her Irish grandfather, a vicar, came from Connemara, and she is married to Irish author Donough O'Brien, with a daughter and two stepsons. She has coauthored two novels with Donough: Serial Damage and Locked in Fear.