Gemma Mawdsley is a full time author living in Limerick. Though first published at the tender age of ten-years-old in a local newspaper, she wrote many stories over the years just as a hobby, and did not think about getting published until completing a two year course on creative writing in U.L.
She then went on to further study in the Killaloe Hedge School of Writing. She started working full time as a writer four years ago,
In 2006 she was short listed by Waterstones in their search for a children’s writer. Her speciality is Gothic/Horror and she has been referred to as Ireland’s Mistress of the Macabre. Her novel, The Paupers’ Graveyard, was published in March 2009 and was an instant bestseller. She is currently working on her 10th manuscript.