Number one Irish bestselling novel Rebel Sisters is based on the true story of the Gifford sisters, girls from a prosperous family whose lives become entwined with the events of the 1916 Easter Rising. Grace and Muriel both fall in love with leaders of the Rising, while Nellie actually takes up arms and fights with The Citizen Army. One Easter Monday, the biggest uprising in Ireland for two centuries begins and the world of the Gifford family and everyone they hold dear is torn apart in a fight that is destined for tragedy.
Marita lives in Dublin with her husband and four children. She is the author of the bestselling children's books trilogy Under The Hawthorn Tree (O'Brien Press).