Emily Hourican is a journalist and author. She has written features for the Sunday Independent for ten years, as well as Image magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Woman and Home. She was also editor of The Dubliner Magazine. Emily's first book, non-fiction, How To (Really) Be A Mother was published in 2013; a funny, honest and thoughtful account of how she learned to stop faking it as a mother, and become her own version of the real thing. She lives in Dublin with her family. She is the author of Irish bestseller The Privileged.