Biography

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Biography

Jeanette Baker is the award-winning author of eighteen novels, most of them set in the lush
countryside of historical and contemporary Ireland where she lives and writes during the
“season of silence,” autumn and winter. Her Irish ancestors, the O’Flahertys, hail from
Counties Kerry and Galway. She takes great pride in the prayer posted by the English over
the ancient gates of Galway City, ‘From the wrath of the O’Flahertys, may the good Lord
deliver us.’
Jeanette graduated from the University of California at Irvine and holds a Masters Degree in
Education. For the remainder of the year, Jeanette teaches in Southern California and enjoys
the company of her grown children and, recently, three new additions to the family, her
precious grandchildren. She is the Rita award-winning author of NELL.