Grace Tynan’s life is terrifyingly planned: her career in property, the school car pool, her marriage to a man whose absent-mindedness means she has to organise everything. So when a college dropout called Adam knocks the side mirror off her BMW with his anti-nuclear placard, the last thing Grace expects is to fall in love.
Anxious friends soon notice an alarming change – Grace gives up work, she shuns dinner parties and, most disturbing of all, she stops shaving her underarm hair. Has the Grace they know and love turned into a Rainbow Warrior, or has she simply decided that her grey life needs a bit of colouring in?
Clare Dowling was born in Kilkenny in 1968. She trained as an actress and has worked in theatre, film and radio. She has had drama and children's fiction published and is currently a scriptwriter on Ireland's top soap, FAIR CITY. She lives in Dublin and is married with a son. She is expecting her second baby in October.
FAST FORWARD, published by Poolbeg Press; and a children's book, CLASS ACTS: MONOLOGUES FOR TEENAGERS, published by New Island