Ellie O’Neill is the best selling author of Reluctantly Charmed. Her second novel The Enchanted Island is due for release in Australia and New Zealand on November 1. She is very nervous about how it will be received.....
Writing wasn't Ellie's first career, she sold spider catchers in Sydney, flipped burgers in Dublin and worked in advertising in both Dublin and London. All the while, she had that niggling feeling, that she had stories to tell. So, at thirty-something, she made the brave leap and moved back in with her parents to get the job done. Swopping the dizzy disco lights of London for their suburban Dublin house, she scribbled away hoping and praying that there was an ending to the story that had been hatching in her head for a number of years. Her first novel Reluctantly Charmed was born.
Then most unexpectedly Ellie fell madly in love. The only catch, he lived in Australia. True to form she couldn’t ignore the magic and followed her heart to Oz for what was supposed to be a long holiday. Six years later Australia is home to Ellie, her Joe and their fabulous toddler (with an Irish name no one can pronounce) and an adorable newborn. They live in Geelong and Ellie was thrilled to have become an Australian citizen this year.