Writers @ Write by the Sea 2017

Lorna Sixsmith

Lorna Sixsmith

Lorna Sixsmith is a farmer and writer but includes secondary school teaching, interior design consultancy and social media training amongst her previous careers. She ran a crowdfunding campaign to part-fund the self-publishing of her first book in 2013, raising over €6,000 in the process. She has been interviewed on numerous radio and TV programmes including Ireland AM, TG4’s Roisin, Ryan Tubridy and Sean O’Rourke, and has been a panelist on Prime Time, Vincent Browne and Claire Byrne Live. Lorna’s books have been reviewed or featured in numerous Irish and UK newspapers and magazines. Her second book How To Be A Perfect Farm Wife won Best Nonfiction in the Carousel Aware Book Awards and her third book An Ideal Farm Husband was launched by the Irish Independent at the National Ploughing Championships.