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Jerry Mulvihill grew up in Ballintcleave, County Kerry, Ireland. He has a degree in Design and a diploma in Journalism. Jerry is an avid painter, and in his spare time produces art and visits exhibitions. His love of literature developed when he began writing poetry as a teenager.

His debut title, Let’s Read a Story, a compilation of short stories for children, published in summer 2011, received critical acclaim from Irish media, including RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan and BBC’s Graham Norton. This work was soon translated into French, and sold out its first printing within a few months.

His second book, also for children The Wise Owl Storybook was released late 2012. It received positive reviews from The Irish Examiner and famed artist Pauline Bewick. It was re-printed the following year and was also released in German.

He launched his third title The Puck Fair in June 2014. This was a challenging departure from children’s books and involved a lot of historical research. It was launched by then Irish Minister of Arts and Heritage Jimmy Deenihan and received glowing reviews from national media.

The Puck Fair sparked a great passion for historical writing which led Jerry to The Truth Behind The Irish Famine. This was his biggest undertaking to date, which involved intense investigation and required traveling to various parts of Ireland for the duration of the book. He says: “Growing up in Kerry, I always knew about the famine, and the ruins of that time are scattered across the landscape. I felt there were a lot of mistruths and injustices out there, and I wanted to investigate, then share what I learned. I did this through historical eyewitness accounts and diaries. And from these quotes I commissioned artwork to create a better understanding of this tragic time. A future goal of mine is to showcase this artwork alongside other famine artifacts I have been collecting, for people to come and see.

Jerry enjoys travel and sports; he has cycled the ring of Kerry for charity and has spent many months exploring Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South America and The Middle East.

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