On July 23 2018 Zoe Holohan and her husband of four days, Brian O'Callaghan Westropp were caught up in the Greek wildfire disaster that eventually took 102 lives.
Tragically that toll included Zoe's beloved husband Brian.
What unfolded was a life-altering year during which Zoe found herself not only fighting for her own life on more than one occasion, but also struggling to cope with devastating loss.
In an attempt to make sense of it all, she began to write and the result is the deeply revealing, No 1 best-selling memoir 'As The Smoke Clears'
As the Smoke Clears was nominated by Joe Duffy for the RTE Audience Choice Award in the An Post Book Awards 2021,
When interviewed about his reasons for nominating the memoir Joe explained:
'It is a powerful beautifully written book... a life affirming tribute to love, courage, family, medics and Zoe's personal fortitude. It is superbly written'