Bio - Lucy Costigan

 




Lucy wrote her first book when she was six years old. It was a fairytale that included some fabulous characters, namely Fairy Tiptoe and Precious Jewel. In those days, writing was all about having fun and creating magical worlds by stringing some great-sounding words together. Since then, Lucy has worked in many areas, including as a computer programmer, a counsellor in private practice, a technical writer and a social care facilitator. Yet writing and books have remained a vital part of Lucy's world.

The themes of Lucy's non-fiction books include Harry Clarke's stained glass, the disappearance of Harvard professor, Arthur Kingsley Porter, complementary therapies, workplace bullying, and social issues in counselling.


Lucy's novel, Winter Solstice is based in Newgrange, County Meath, Ireland, on the morning of the winter solstice, and deals with the themes of love, loss and rebirth.


Lucy's books have been reviewed on RTE - Ireland's National Television and Radio stations, on BBC radio, and in various newspapers and magazines. Lucy is also a freelance writer and her articles have been published in leading Irish and British newspapers and magazines.

In 2010 Lucy wrote and produced her first film documentary entitled, A Revel in Blue: The Life and Work of Harry Clarke. Lucy's book, Strangest Genius: The Stained Glass of Harry Clarke, (co-authored by photographer Michael Cullen) was shortlisted for Best Irish-Published Book at the Irish Book Awards in 2010. Lucy holds a BSc Degree in Psychology from the Open University at Milton Keyes, England, and Masters Degrees in Equality Studies (UCD, Ireland), and in Research (NCI, Ireland).

Lucy's books have been reviewed on RTE - Ireland's National Television and Radio stations, on BBC radio, and in various newspapers and magazines. Lucy is also a freelance writer and her articles have been published in leading Irish and British newspapers and magazines.