Ellen Brickley is the Nanowrimo ML for Dublin, Ireland, and she reads and writes lots of contemporary YA fiction.
Her writing has appeared in Dublin: The Complete Resident's Guide (Explorer Publishing), in U magazine, and her proudest writing moment was being featured on OffBeatBride.com talking about how to buy a wedding dress if you have panic disorder. She has also written app content on a freelance basis and sometimes gets asked to edit interesting things for interesting people.
Her piece about visiting Cambodia features in issue #2 of Banshee and her advice on taking part in Nanowrimo can be found on writing.ie. She does not write sitting in the kitchen sink but loves Dodie Smith anyway.