Mary Teresa Flannery, aka Máire was born in Limerick, Ireland. She moved to the USA in 1995, which was the year of the BBC/A&E production of 'Pride & Prejudice.' She has been a Janeite ever since! She is currently working on a few projects, one of which is a sequel to 'Sense & Sensibility.' The Austenesque '. My Head Upon the £10 Note – Time Travel Jane' is a tribute to the great writer.
Melody in Tea began as a short story, but the characters got very cross with her when she wouldn't develop them, and they kept her awake at night until she gave in. It's not an Austenesque as such, though Jane found her way in there too.
As Máire Flannery, she is the author of ''What Stirs in Winter' a Pacific Northwest historical novel, set in 1846, in which Irish girl Katie sets off on a grand adventure for Oregon. The 2nd edition, with different cover, is published under her writing name Mary Teresa Flannery