The writer

SP McArdle during a school visit in Dublin March 2017

SP McArdle is an award-winning journalist brought up in Northern Ireland who now lives in Dublin. She has over 20 years’ experience in newspapers (writing and production) and has been a travel writer for over a decade. She has reviewed books for national newspapers since 2001 and was Literary Editor of the Evening Herald 2001-2005. She also pens short stories and poems, and currently has a play under consideration by RTE Radio Drama.

She got the idea for her Suitcases series of magic travel history adventures during A Country House Writing Weekend in Askeaton, Co Limerick.

Her Easter Rising adventure, 1916: The Red-Letter Play, has been written from the finale of her current Suitcases book, The Red-Letter Day (check out the reviews HERE).

SP loves doing school and library visits – here she is at Belgrove Senior Girls’ School in March 2017.

PS The Arts Council of Ireland thinks she’s ‘a writer who is likely on the cusp of making her name and deserves support to achieve that’ – so she must be doing something right!



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