Siobhan Parkinson grew up in Galway and Donegal, but she's lived most of her adult life in Dublin, where she lives today. She studied English literature and German at Trinity College Dublin and holds a doctorate in English literature. She has written many books for young readers and is the 1997 winner of the prestigious Bisto Book of the Year Award for her book Sisters ... No Way! Two of her other books were Bisto Merit Award winners. In addition to her own writing, Ms. Parkinson has held various writing residenciesParkinson, Siobhan is the author of 'Kathleen The Celtic Knot' with ISBN 9781584857488 and ISBN 158485748X.