Mairéad Hearne is a Cork-based blogger with a passion for reading. Having established her blog, Swirl and Thread, in 2016 Mairéad has developed relationships with many authors, publishers and fellow book bloggers from across the globe. She has been exposed to some wonderful opportunities, including being a guest at the Irish Book Awards on a number of occasions. Her favourite genres are historical, contemporary, crime/thriller, biographies and literary fiction. Mairéad blogs at Swirl and Thread and her reviews can also be found on Irish website Writing.ie