Máire Malone was born and reared in Dublin where she worked as a medical secretary for ten years. She moved to the UK where she obtained an honours BA in Arts and Psychology. For over twenty years she followed a career in Counselling & Psychotherapy with a particular interest in dreams. She has been a writer for as far back as she can remember and several of her poems have been selected and published by Ver Poets and other anthologies. She has had short story prize wins in Scribble magazine and a short story was shortlisted in Words and Women Competition, 2018.
She was selected for a place on the Novel Studio Course in 2017 where she completed a draft of her debut novel. An excerpt and synopsis of The Dream Circle was shortlisted in Adventures in Fiction - New Voices Competition 2018 and proclaimed to be ‘a particularly strong contender’ by the judges. The Dream Circle has also recently been longlisted in the Flash 500 Novel Opening and Synopsis Competition 2018.
She has recently had a flash fiction about Dublin selected for an Anthology to be launched in June 2019 entitled ‘Story Cities – A City Guide for the Imagination.’ (Published by Arachne Press). ‘Story Cities’ explore ways in which stories respond to, reflect and re-imagine the city.
She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband.