Grace Tierney (www.gracetierney.com) is a columnist, author, and blogger writing in rural Ireland who collects stories of parenting disasters. She is the Ireland North East organiser for National Novel Writing Month (www.NaNoWriMo.org) and enjoys the challenge of writing a comedy or historic fiction novel each November.
She’s been blogging about unusual words at http://wordfoolery.wordpress.com since 2009. Her word history book “How to Get Your Name in the Dictionary” takes a light-hearted look at the lives of those soldiers, inventors, style icons, and villains who gave their names to the English language as eponyms. Grace tweets @Wordfoolery.Location: Ireland