Kevin Mc Dermott is an award-winning author from Crumlin in Dublin City. Mary’s Shadow is his fifth novel. For the last two years Kevin has worked as the Writer-in-residence in schools under the management of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board. Kevin is also one of the writers on Poetry Ireland’s Writers-in-Schools scheme. Kevin is passionate about the importance of the arts in education. He believes in the creative potential of every child, and loves working with young writers.