I studied French and Spanish in Trinity College, Dublin but realized soon enough that I needed a higher-octane, career. Pretty fast, I found myself in broadcasting. I started, without pay in the smaller radio stations and over time, worked my way up to paying jobs. Eventually, I got into RTE - Ireland’s national radio and television network. I had a terrific show at the weekends, called The Great Giveaway Show, where we gave stuff away for three hours each morning. No surprise; it was very popular – who doesn’t love free stuff??? I had a great time with that show. Then I moved onto RTE television which was just as much fun.
This was before I was married. It was the perfect job, in my twenties but after I started to have children, broadcasting lost a lot of its appeal. I am very proud of the fact that I was the only female ‘jock’ in 2FM - Ireland’s national music station. I hope they have a few more girls in there now! Having started broadcasting at seventeen years of age, I was ready to retire at thirty one and I wanted to be with my children.
My old office ☺ It’s easier to work in broadcasting if you’re blonde!
Fun in a Ferrari!
For a long time, I’d been playing around with the notion of writing a book. Being a stay at home Mom gave me the opportunity. While I lived in Ireland I wrote four books. I got to No. 1, in the Irish Times, Best Sellers list and my books were published in German too. Then, I really had to take a career break because the babies just kept coming - five in all. This is the biggest blessing in my life. My children are my world – but – they’re getting bigger and college is on the horizon so I’m heading back to books.