I began writing adventure stories around the age of ten but became interested in non-fiction writing in my late teens. After working as a part time freelance journalist from the age of nineteen, covering articles on music, history and art for regional and national newspapers, I went to college where I achieved a BA (Hons) Degree in English, Media and Cultural Studies. My main area of qualifications focuses on sociology and cultural theory, next to English literature. Having begun the outline for a book on Elvis Presley and his influence on Irish culture as a teenager, I finally decided to self publish it in 2013. "Elvis and Ireland" is my first book and I am proud to note that it has achieved critical acclaim among some of Ireland's top journalists and musicians, as well as those who experienced Elvis's era first hand. My approach to a lot of my non-fiction writing is to find new slants and angles on well known and respected subjects and research them deeply, to present them in a new light to a new audience. However, I hope to revisit my earlier passion for fiction writing in the near future.