Gerard Whelan is an Irish author born in 1957 in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He has lived and worked in several European countries. After some time living in Dublin, he returned to live in his native Wexford. He is the author of many books for children and is a multiple award-winner. He has also written the non-fiction book Spiked: Church, State Intrigue and the Rose Tattoo, and edited the anthology Big Pictures. He is married and has one son, Davy.The Guns of Easter, A Winter of Spies, and War Children are historical novels based on the Irish struggle for independence in the early 20th century, while Dream Invader and Out of Nowhere are fantasy novels.