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 read everything she could get her hands on growing up, including the backs of cereal boxes during breakfast. 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 and now works full-time as a bookseller, writing in her spare time and when her time very much isn’t to spare.