Annette Dunlea: Writer and Poet
Annette Dunlea is a 39 year old full time female writer. She has a unique humorous passive voice. She is an ex-teacher, bookseller and librarian. She is a past postgraduate of University College Cork and Aberystwyth University, Wales. She has three university degrees and has numerous computer qualifications. She is small at five foot two inches with long blonde hair, fair skin and blue eyes. She is one of five children with two sisters and two brothers, all live in Ireland. She has a funny and vibrant personality. She loves to read all genres of fiction and researches all her own material and reads a lot almost like a professional reader. She writes from 6pm teatime until 4 am the following morning. She sleeps until 2 pm every day and then does her administrative work by day. She has written a novel and an anthology of poetry and is currently working on her second novel on supernatural love. Her writing records present and past days of Ireland in fictional settings with interesting characters and plots with twists and turns. Her poetry is factual, humorous and rhymes. Her philosophy is to entertain, amuse but never to bore or misinform. This is the consequence of years as a teacher. She writes contemporary Irish fiction. Here is an extract of from her first novel:
“Meet Angelina, an Information Technology librarian, Ava Ireland’s first supermodel and Felicity an ex-actress and wife to James Barrett the most capped footballer with the Irish Team. They had everything: wealth, money, fame and do not know each other until personal tragedies and fate brought them together to form a bond and sisterhood to fight the injustice they were all at the end of. What forces three of the most successful women in Ireland with the perfect lives to take the law into their own hands?
All three women’s lives began humbly and they rose to join the rich and famous and end up in rehab together suffering a common problem. Their perfect world crashed and everything was in jeopardy. They struggled to regain life and keep their families together. Sex, fame, dirty money, drink and drugs and deceit are the main themes. This is the tale of three ordinary women that fate ruins their lives but they find in themselves an inner strength, for their kids’ sake, with their three combined skills and assets to change lady luck”.
A sample of the author’s poems:
Affectionately called by Corkonians as the people’s republic of Cork or the rebel county,
Or the real capital of Ireland, the second largest city of the country,
Found in 6th century by St. Finbarr by sea,
Home of the Coal Quay and The English Market where good quality from local producers they guarantee.
Cork Museum, Cork Prison and Fota Island are some of the tourist sites one must see,
Crawford Gallery, The Opera House and Everyman Palace Theatre are where the best Irish entertainment venues be,
The famous Cork Jazz Festival is famous for drink and a music knees up spree,
Traditionally they eat Curbeens, Tripe and Driseen by the Lee,
A Cork visit is a must to see.
Name: Annette Dunlea
Address: Cork, Ireland
Education: BA, MA, B.SC (Hon.s)
Past Jobs: Teacher, examiner, librarian and bookseller
Martial Status: Single
Believes: Feminist, Equality of all
Learned to write: I studied for and received a masters degree in Arts but mostly I love reading and I am practically a professional reader.
Favourite musicians: Duffy, Westlife, U2,
Favourite music: Irish ballads but I enjoy most music
Favourite Novel: Circle of Friends
Favourite Authors: Maeve Binchy, Kathy Kelly, Cecilia Ahern, John Grisham, Jack Higgins and Tom Clancy
Person most like to meet: Nelson Mandella
Hobbies: shopping, baking, interior design, reading, writing and gardening.
Favorite Food: Sunday Roast with all the trimmings
Favorite celebrity: Nigella Lawson
Favorite Movie: The Green Mile
Animals—- 5 cats
Ambition: to write many successful novels as possible
Writing preference : poetry or novels
Writing Program: I write on my laptop by day in the conservatory in my cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with the ships passing and the planes flying overhead. I find the sea view and landscaped garden a tranquil and peaceful setting to write. I often play with music in the background and prefer to work into the late hours of the night.
First Novel: It is about feminism and the strength women can draw for each other and the lengths they will go to, to protect their children and family. It is dedicated to mum who believed in me even I struggled as a writer.
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