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Lory Manrique-Hyland grew up in Miami, Florida. She lived in New York City for twelve years, travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and now resides in Ireland with her husband and children. Lory has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts; and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing Literature from the City College of New York. She also has a certificate in Training and Development and has spent many years developing training programmes and documentation.
Lory has worked in publishing in New York, and has taught English and Creative Writing to children and adults around the world.  Her first novel, Revolutions, was published by The Lilliput Press in 2004. She was the winner of the 2004 Sitric Books-Evening Herald-Today FM Paperback Writer competition, and was awarded Cork County Council Arts Grants in 2005 and again in 2010. She has appeared on the Ryan Tubridy radio show, Drivetime with Mary Wilson, The View, the Cork Spring Literary Festival, the Dublin Writers Festival, twice at the World Book Fest in Cork and other shows and national newspapers in connection with discussions on Cuba as well as Revolutions. She’s currently working on her second novel, leads the Fiction Workshops at the Munster Literature Centre, and is a regular contributor with articles on pregnancy and parenting to the Irish Examiner, a national Irish newspaper.

Lory's Mom Blog posts are regularly syndicated on, and she also blogs pregnancy and early infancy for Pampers.

You can purchase Revolutions from shops and most online retailers, worldwide. In the U.S.A., try Amazon. In Ireland, try the publisher's website:

Agent: St├ęphanie Abou, Foundry Literary + Media, 33 West 17th Street, PH, New York, New York 10011  Phone: +1-212.929.5064

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