Hello there! I’m Trish, a writer and web content creator, based in Ireland.
I launched my online content business, Five Trees Digital, in May 2021, to help small charities and creative entrepreneurs with their websites and web content.
The business took off immediately, and I discovered that my clients had a huge appetite not only to improve their online presence, but also to learn the most cost effective way to do it. I had finally found my niche.
This shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did. Because, for decades, I had tried to ‘make it’ as a creative writer.
I’d spend months working on scripts for feature films that no-one wanted to make, creating television series that the broadcasters weren’t interested in, devising interactive online docu-drama concepts that were rejected for arts funding. And on it went.
I felt like a failure.
I had nothing to show for all my hard work but a folder full of rejection letters, and boxes full of unwanted projects.
But, with the success of Five Trees Digital, I realised that the decades I had spent developing the craft of writing weren’t wasted, they were my training ground for providing top quality content for my new clients.
I wasn’t a failure, I had simply chosen the wrong audience.
This is a perspective I bring to my clients too. Yes, you may love your website, but if it’s not working for you, and no-one’s visiting it, you need to update it.
That’s where I can help. I’m here if you need me.
Qualifications & Experience
- Member of the Society of Authors.
- Member of the Writers’ Guild of Ireland.
- Author of ‘Petticoat Rebellion – The Anna Parnell Story‘ (The Mercier Press, 2009). ‘Petticoat Rebellion’ was featured as the Irish Times Book of the Day, and was selected from over 300 submissions for ‘Great Irish Book Week‘ that same year.
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Trinity College Dublin, 2021.
- Diploma in Online Marketing and Digital Strategy from Griffith College Dublin, 2014.
- MA (Hons) in Scriptwriting from Dun Laoghaire IADT, 2001
- And lots more on my LinkedIn profile!
My quirky, short film ‘Rapunzel – The Blonde Years‘, produced through Screen Ireland’s ‘Virtual Cinema‘ scheme, has had over 735,000 hits on YouTube.
It has also been used as an education resource in schools for discussing gender and development.
My work has been funded by both Screen Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland, for which I am most grateful.
This included a placement with the No Strings Productions team in the Henson Carriage in New York for the filming of the No Strings Kibing gender equality project.
Fun Facts about me
When I’m not writing, you’ll find me knitting, watching science fiction and playing with my cats. Possibly all at the same time.