In her working life, she has been a library cataloguer, a shop assistant, a market research interviewer, an office manager and a piano teacher, but all she has ever wanted is to add ‘author’ to that list.
She doesn’t drink tea or coffee (but swears she really is Irish).
She has lived for a substantial time in six different counties – she now resides in Kildare but she’s from Tipperary.
She can recite all the colours of Joseph’s amazing technicolour dreamcoat at top speed in one breath.
When she was young, Susie and her mammy won a sandcastle competition on a summer holiday in England – there were some pretty spectacular sand sculptures on display but the judges gave them the prize because they were the only ones who built an actual castle. Susie’s advice since then: always stick to the brief, people.
She wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was eleven. Entitled The Rabbits’ Journey, it was eleven pages long and an unashamed plagiarism of Watership Down.