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Joe O'Brien lives in Ballyfermot, Dublin, with his wife and children. He is the author of 14 books - nine books in the Alfie Green series for readers of age 5 to 9, three GAA novels, Little Croker, Feile Fever and Tiger Boots for readers age 9+, Beyond The Cherry Tree, a fantasy novel for age 9+ and his latest novel, Legends' Lair for age 10+ to be released in June 2016.

He has appeared on RTE's 'The DEN', TV3's 'Ireland AM' and many radio shows. Joe's most memorable interview was with Dustin the turkey.

His book, Alfie Green and the chocolate cosmos was shortlisted for 'Children's book of the year' at the Irish Book Awards in 2010. He regularly holds readings at libraries, book shops and schools around the country.

Now for the real truth!

Joe O'Brien is bonkers mad and lets his imagination run wild. In fact, his imagination escaped from his mind once at a book event and locked Joe in the Green Room, only to go on stage and do the event instead of Joe. Apparently it was a great success!