Coirle grew up in the Burren Perfumery in a house full of fragrant books and now lives in Kinvara, Co. Galway.
After completing her MA and PhD in Medieval and Early Modern literature, she began working on what would become her debut novel, Keepers of the Dead, set in Eleanor of Aquitaine’s court in Poitiers. Her next book, The Secret Language of Birds, is also set in Medieval France.
She has always read widely and wrote her first murder mystery, Donald Duck is Dead, at ten years old. She read Donald in instalments to her captivated (or captured) classmates. She has worked as a Shakespeare and verse-speaking tutor in Malta and Limerick and as an old and middle English tutor in UCC. Her focus in on storytelling and creating characters with emotional depth.