I was born in Dublin, Ireland, in the late nineteen-fifties. I emigrated to London in my twenties and worked there until the end of the twentieth century. Which sounds epic-like, but it was actually a matter of fifteen years or so. By that time, I had had it with cities and when I returned to Ireland with my partner, we found a lovely little home in County Mayo, in the rural west of the country.
When I say little, I mean it. Four rooms in total and that's counting the kitchenette and the bathroom! On the bright side, I can vacuum the entire house without having to change the socket.
Outside is a different story. We have two and a half acres of land. Granted it is extremely rocky, but the grass grows well and we have a large polytunnel where I grow vegetable and plants for sale.
Politically, I am a feminist, which for me means I want to see a world where people come before profit and where all human interaction is underpinned with respect for and appreciation of others. I believe that everybody is good a something and that when we all cooperate, we can be sublime. In recent years I have been involved in the fight for marriage equality in Ireland. Which we won.
When in London, I completed a couple of degrees which focused on Women's Studies, History and Philosophy. I remain very interested in those subjects but my main focus now is writing. I have written one book and co-authored two others. Currently, I am working on a sequel to The Jam Maker in addition to finishing my third collaboration.
The Jam Maker
by Jean Cross
Published: August 21, 2017
The Jam Maker is a tale of adventure set in a quirky village where all is not as it seems. When their homes are overrun by an ancient enemy, teenagers Bernie and Joxey Brownfeather must rise to the challenge. But their task is not a straightforward one. When they learn of the true history of the village, they must decide what they are prepared to sacrifice in the struggle for victory.