Finding time to meet Irish Country Living while working on a deadline for her next book and attending her monthly readers club, Eilís Barrett resembles a working woman more than a 16-year-old.

However, the bubbly, chatty girl certainly proves to be your happy-go-lucky teen. Taking everything in her stride, it’s easy to forget that she is a published author and a guest speaker at the upcoming Eason YA (young adult) convention with her all-time favourite author Victoria Schwab.