June Duffy is a retired school teacher living in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, Ireland.Having taught in England for many years, June married her husband Tony in January 1998 and settled in Ireland. She has since taught in schools in Co.Roscommon, Co Mayo and Co Galway.Story poem writing has been a passion of hers for many years. Couple this with her strong belief in the tradition of family story telling and you have a clear picture of where her stories are coming from. That it has taken some 50 years to self publish her first book only goes to prove that she is either a 'slow learner' or a 'thorough researcher'. Suffice it to say that her readers will not have to wait another 50 years for the next book, the second in the series, which is due out in 2013.