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Natasha Mac a'Bhaird - Author

About the Author

Natasha Mac a'Bhaird is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of the bestselling wedding planning book, The Irish Bride's Survival Guide, a new edition of which was published in 2011. Her first two children’s books, Missing Ellen and Olanna’s Big Day, were both chosen for the White Ravens Collection. and was shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award 2011.  She has written three books in the My Ireland Activity Book series The Wild Atlantic Way, Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, and Dublin. Starring Meg is the second book in the Star Club series which launched with Hannah in the Spotlight. Natasha has written articles for the Evening Herald, Irish Examiner and Image magazine and is a regular book reviewer with Inis - Children's Books Ireland magazine and Book Fest.

Favourite book? Favourite song? Advice for aspiring writers? Find out all the answers, and more, in a Q&A with Natasha, here.

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Reindeer Down! An Irish Christmas Tale

Reindeer Down! An Irish Christmas Tale

Author: Natasha Mac a'Bhaird Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2019

Santa's sleigh is flying over Ireland, delivering presents to all the boys and girls. But then there's a crash! Dancer hurts her leg and can't pull the sleigh. What will Santa do? Rory, the smallest reindeer, has a great idea. It's full speed ahead to visit the deer in the Phoenix Park. Can they help Santa continue with his journey?

Hannah in the Spotlight Star Club Book 1

Hannah in the Spotlight Star Club Book 1

Author: Natasha Mac a'Bhaird Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2016

The summer holidays are here, and Hannah is wishing she could have gone to drama camp. Instead it looks like she's going to end up being an unpaid babysitter to her younger brothers and sisters. Then she meets Meg, who has just moved in next door, and together with her friends Ruby and Laura they decide to form Star Club - a drama club of their own, where they'll all get a chance to practise their acting skills. The girls work hard to get their first show ready for Maisie's birthday party. Then disaster strikes, and Hannah finds herself torn between Star Club and big sister duty. Meanwhile, something very strange is going on with Meg, who seems to have a lot of secrets she's not sharing. But whatever happens, the show must go on! '9/10 ... makes you keep reading' TheGuardian.com on Missing Ellen

Missing Ellen

Missing Ellen

Author: Natasha Mac a'Bhaird Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2013

'A tense and tender portrayal of friendship and loss. Missing Ellen is beautifully written and completely addictive.' Laura-Jane Cassidy, author of Angel Kiss & Eighteen Kisses Ellen and Maggie have been best friends for as long as they can remember - sharing clothes, passions and secrets. When Ellen goes missing, Maggie feels completely alone. Looking back over the upheaval that led to Ellen's disappearance, Maggie tries to make sense of her friend's actions. At school and at home, she feels no one understands what she is going through - except maybe Liam, the boy next door who has always had feelings for Ellen. How will Maggie cope without her best friend? And where on earth is Ellen?

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