Eamon O'Hara was born in 1968 and grew up in a rural, farming community near Bagenalstown in County Carlow, Ireland. At 17 he moved to Dublin where he went to university and got his first taste of city life. He graduated in 1989, a period of great economic uncertainty in Ireland, but found a job at Carlow Institute of Technology and then got busy being creative (playing in local rock band, Treehouse) and entrepreneurial, co-founding Carlow Brewing Company (O'Hara's Brewery) with his brother Seamus in 1996. In 2001, he moved to Brussels to work in European affairs and in 2013, a longstanding interest in the environment and ecology led him to co-found ECOLISE, the European network for local action on climate change and sustainability. He now lives with his wife and two children in southwest France, where they run a successful tourism business, try to live life in the slow lane, to be sustainble, and to avoid getting too attached to the fantastic local Cahors wines. This is Eamon's first book!