My name is Damhnait Monaghan.

I know, right?

Damhnait is Gaelic and yes I’ve spelled it correctly. I mostly go by the phonetic Downith these days. For obvious reasons.

I’m Canadian, raised in Ontario and Newfoundland, but I followed an Englishman back home one day. (We did date for a while first.)

I am…

Ex-teacher, ex-lawyer, ex-pat.

Avid reader, aspiring novelist, always scribbler.

Wife, wrangler of teenagers, walker of dog.

I started a blog about Up She Rises, my first novel (you can read the old posts here), but it turns out I had other things to say and write as well.