Trish Groves, also known as Patricia, is an author, screenwriter and occasional filmmaker, based in County Kildare.
2015 will see the publication of ‘Four Lives – Legend of the Lone Warrior’, the story of an unknown warrior trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, destined to relive his mistakes because he never lives long enough to discover the truth and finally find peace. ‘Four Lives’ will be released only as a Kindle Short Reads e-book, and available exclusively on Amazon.
Her traditionally-published historical biography, ‘Petticoat Rebellion – The Anna Parnell Story‘, was launched in 2009 by The Mercier Press. ‘Petticoat Rebellion’ was featured as Irish Times Book of the Day, and was selected from over 300 submissions for ‘Great Irish Book Week‘ that same year. She has been a judge in the annual Poetry Ireland and Trocaire global justice poetry competition since 2013. In 2015, she began delivering creative writing workshops to children and young people, and became a volunteer with Fighting Words.
Her quirky, short film ‘Rapunzel – The Blonde Years‘, produced under the Irish Film Board’s ‘Virtual Cinema’ scheme, has had over 700,000 hits on YouTube, and has been used as a resource in schools for discussing gender and development.
She holds an MA (Hons) in Scriptwriting from the Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Dun Laoghaire, and a Diploma in Online Marketing and Digital Strategy from Griffith College Dublin. She is a member of the Irish Film and Television Academy (Writing Chapter); a professional member of the Irish Writers’ Centre; and a member of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland. Her work has been supported by the Irish Film Board and the Arts Council of Ireland.