Helen Corcoran grew up in Cork, Ireland, dreaming of scheming queens and dashing lady knights. She decided to become a writer at age eight, a potential career her mother felt would be usurped in three weeks. (It’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.
After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, she worked as a bookseller for over a decade. She lives in Dublin, writing fantasy novels and haunting coffee shops in search of the perfect latte.
She was the Irish recipient of the 2021 Chrysalis Award from the European Science Fiction Society.