Irish-born writer Aine Greaney now lives on the Massachusetts seacoast. She has published two novels, “The Big House” (Simon & Schuster, U.K.) and “Dance Lessons” (Syracuse U.P), and a chapbook collection of short stories, “The Sheepbreeders Dance.” Her how-to writing book, “Writer with a Day Job” has just been released from Writers Digest Books. Her creative non-fiction essays have been placed in journals such as “Creative Nonfiction,” “Under the Sun” and “Natural Bridge.” Her short fiction has been shortlisted or won awards such as the Frank O’Connor award, Flume Press, the Fish Anthology and the Steinbeck Award. As well as writing, Aine has led creative and inspirational workshops and retreats for organizations such as the Cape Cod Writers Conference, the New Hampshire Writers Project , Ocean Park Writers Conference and for many public libraries and arts programs in New England and New York. She holds a teaching degree (B.Ed) from the National University of Ireland (studied under Seamus Heaney) and an M.A. in English. Aine is just beginning the muddled first draft of a third novel and a non-fiction book about the experiences and dual identities of long-term, seasoned immigrants to the U.S.A.