On returning from S.W. France to live in Northern Ireland, retired teacher of twenty-six years Mary Farrell joined her first Creative Writing Group in 2017. For the last four years, she has been the Facilitator of the North Coast Writers Group. She is a member of the Judging Panel for the Weekly Prompts Competition run by the Reedsy Online Publishing Company. Her first Collection of varied pieces, It’s like Walking a Tightrope was published in September 2021, and her second Out of the Chrysalis in May 2022. Her debut Collection of short stories, The Kingdom, was published in October 2022, all three books by Impspired Press. She read her own work on BBC Radio Ulster in September 2018, performed on stage at Tenx9 events in 2018 and 2019, and also in 2019 performed at Open Mic Sessions in Portstewart, Northern Ireland. Her short story, A Tale of a Barn won the Lurig Drama Club Competition in 2020. Recorded by the actor Ciaran Hinds on November 26th, 2020, it can be found at http://www.thenineglens.com. She has had various pieces of Prose and Poetry published in Magazines and Anthologies, both locally and internationally.