Marianne McShane is a seanchaí , which is Irish for a traditional storyteller.
She was born and raised in County Down, on the shore of Belfast Lough - that’s where she fell in love with stories. She grew up to become a storyteller, a children’s librarian, and a writer, and even when she lived far away in New York the stories always stayed with her. She lives back in her hometown.
Marianne says every bit of Ireland breathes legends—folktales told around hearth fires, wonder tales whispered from the sea.
Learn more about Marianne HERE
Special preview for the summer holidays
Marianne tells us about her new book, 'The Fog Catcher's Daughter', beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks.
Our Young Readers are so lucky to have a special peek into Marianne's new book and hear her read two pages!
She explains how you can make your own magic charm during the summer holidays, just like Eily in the book.
The Fog Catcher's Daughter is published by Candlewick Press - available from 7th July 2022.
Happy Publication Day for Marianne McShane's lyrical, spell-binding picture book, THE FOG CATCHER'S DAUGHTER (Candlewick), about an Irish girl who musters all her courage to help her father. A beautiful tale by a natural storyteller (who lives in Ireland).
Stephen Fraser, Senior literary agent in New York City