Siobhan Parkinson is a professional author and editor. She is one of Ireland's most successful children's writers in both the Irish and English languages and many of her titles have received awards. Her first novel in Irish Dialann Sar-Runda Amy Ni Chonchuir was shortlisted for the Irish-language Book of the Year Award. In 2010 she was appointed Ireland's first official Laureate na nOg / Young Person's Laureate. NOTE: this book is written in the Irish language; there is no English language text.