Hazel Gaynor is an award-winning and international bestselling author. Her 2014 debut The Girl Who Came Home was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2015 RNA Historical Novel of the Year award. A Memory of Violets was a 2015 WHSmith Fresh Talent pick, and The Girl From The Savoy was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year. Last Christmas In Paris (co-written with Heather Webb) was a Globe and Mail bestseller and won the 2018 Women's Fiction Writers Association STAR Award. The Cottingley Secret was also a Globe and Mail and USA Today bestseller, and The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter was an Irish Times and USA Today bestseller. Her latest novel, Meet Me In Monaco (co-written with Heather Webb), was inspired by Princess Grace of Monaco.
Hazel has written extensively for publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including TIME, The Irish Times, Writer's Digest, Salon and the Huffington Post. Her media appearances include The Ryan Tubridy Show and the BBC World Service. She is a popular speaker at literary festivals, and proud co-founder of creative writing retreats The Inspiration Project. Hazel's books are translated into ten languages and published in seventeen countries to date. She lives in County Kildare with her husband and two children.