Morag Prunty was born in 1964 to Irish parents and brought up in London. She moved to Ireland in 1990 to re-launch Irish Tatler.
Her non-fiction includes the best-selling handbook for teenage girls, Boys (London, Picadilly Press, 1993).
Her novels are Wild Cats & Colleens/Dancing with Mules (London, Pan MacMillan, 2001/New York, Harper Collins, 2001); Disco Daddy (Pan MacMillan, 2002/New York, Harper Collins, 2002); Poison Arrows (Dublin, Tivoli, 2003); Superstar Lovers (Pan MacMillan, 2004/Harper Collins, 2004).
Morag Prunty now publishes under the name Kate Kerrigan (qv).
As Kate Kerrigan she has published Recipes for a Perfect Marriage (London, Hyperion Books, 2006), which was translated into 15 languages and sold for film rights with Augustine Films in San Francisco; The Miracle of Grace (London, Pan Macmillan, Spring 2007); and Ellis Island (Pan Macmillan, 2010).
She lives in Mayo.