Helen Corcoran was born and raised in the south of Ireland. She decided to become a writer at age eight, a potential career her mother felt would be usurped in three weeks. I(t’s been a long three weeks.) She discovered fantasy and horror through the works of Michael Scott, Tamora Pierce, and Christopher Pike, and never quite stopped reading teen fiction when the term no longer applied to her.
She completed a MPhil in Popular Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, while working part-time in a bookstore. She still lives in Dublin, but is now an ex-bookseller after twelve years. She’s queer, and so are her books.