Patricia Kearney is a writer living in Cork, Ireland. She has recently published her memoir Above Water (Hachette Ireland) a survivor’s story, of coming up for air and reclaiming her life, after decades of burying abuse by the paedophile George Gibney. Her weekly column, ‘It’s My Life,’ was in the Feelgood of the Irish Examiner for over two years. She also has a popular blog, My Thoughts on A Page, and was awarded ‘Best Personal Blog,’ and ‘Best Writer’ at the Irish Parenting Blog Awards in 2015.

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