Siobhán Carew

a b o u t

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A b o u t

Siobhán Carew was born in Dublin, Ireland in the 1950s. In search of adventure, she emigrated to Australia in the late 1970s. It is a wonderful country but the very hot weather defeated her and she returned to Ireland in the 1980s, and wandered for a while until eventually settling in the UK. She now lives north of Cambridge, with a husband, a bad-tempered cat, and an unwelcome mouse which she is failing to catch and evict.

Some of her best jobs were temp jobs, such as the one in London working for Iron Maiden's fan club, or a brief spell in Dublin for a company called Agri Trading - where her boss turned off the sound on the switchboard and she spent her time staring at the board to notice when a flickering light indicated that a call was coming in; hardly surprising that she ended up announcing the company as 'Agro Trading'! Siobhán worked for the Irish Dancing Commission in Dublin, and this was one of her favourite jobs as she was required to travel to exotic Irish locations (such as Tralee and Galway) for All-Ireland and World championships. The music and the dancing were wonderful to listen to and watch. Adding more variety to her CV, Siobhán took a job working for Radio Teilifís Eireann in Dublin, moving to their London office in the late 1980s. She has worked for the University of London and the University of Cambridge, but now focusses entirely on writing (unless her husband persuades her to help on the farm).

Writing crime novels was not what Siobhán thought she would ever do, but she enjoys teasing out the plot and characters. Siobhán published a new book in early 2017: Meet me in Hopatcong is a mystery adventure set in New York and New Jersey. She hopes to publish a third book in the Cambridge Murders series shortly.

Siobhán is a member of the Society of Authors, and secretary of the Cambridge Writers group.