Eileen Merriman’s three young adult novels, Pieces of YouCatch Me When You Fall and Invisibly Breathing, were finalists in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and all three are Storylines Notable Books. Her fourth young adult novel, A Trio of Sophies, was published in 2020 to huge critical praise and was also published in Germany. Her first adult novel, Moonlight Sonata, was longlisted for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction. Her second adult novel, The Silence of Snow, was published in September. Eileen was awarded runner-up in the 2018 Sunday Star Times Short Story competition, and third place for three consecutive years in 2014-2016.

Eileen works as a consultant haematologist at North Shore Hospital