Shauna Gilligan is a novelist and story writer from Dublin, Ireland. She has lived and worked in Mexico, Spain and the UK, and now lives in County Kildare. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales, is a registered teacher with the Teaching Council of Ireland, an active member of the Arts Council of Ireland Writer-in-Prisons Panel and Professional Mentor with the Irish Writers' Centre. Shauna facilitates creative writing workshops with people of all ages. She teaches students in universities, in the community, and in prison settings.