About the Author

Kristen McKernan

Kristen McKernan is a wife and mother of two living in Congers, NY. Along with being a full-time mom, Kristen is a registered nurse. She decided to write a children’s book after becoming inspired by her own experience growing up with a strong connection to two great nations, America and Ireland. Kristen is first-generation Irish American, her father from Armagh, Ireland, and her mother from Queens, NY, having also grown up with strong Irish roots. Kristen and her three sisters grew up taking unforgettable trips to Ireland, where she made lasting memories and formed relationships that helped shape the person she is today. She decided to write a children’s book about the exciting adventures a little girl can have while also navigating big feelings about having to say goodbye at the end of each trip to her beloved family abroad. In 2018, Kristen married her best friend, Brian, who is from Tyrone, Ireland. They look forward to bringing their children, Leona and Darragh, on many trips to Ireland