Born in Dublin. She was educated at UCD, and holds a degree in English and Spanish, and a Master’s in Education.
She has lived in Madrid, where she taught English in a language academy, and in Los Angeles, where she worked as a casting assistant, and later as a high school teacher.
She currently resides in Dublin, where she teaches English and Spanish in a girls’ secondary school.
Doreen is an avid reader, and is also interested in art, photography, music and yoga.
She has always written, and is fascinated by the influence of childhood on adult lives, and by the relationships within families.
It is at the heart of such themes that she draws inspiration for her writing. Doreen lives with her husband and two small children.