NO REPRO FEE 25/09/2014 Former Social Diarist and well known waiter Dermott Hayes Launches Debut Novel TTIO'S DEAD.I have been writing all my life. First, as a naive youngster who loved putting words together to tell a story; https://dermotthayes.com/2016/04/27/an-obstacle-is-a-challenge/ secondly, as a journalist who liked to find stories to tell and more recently, as a writer who writes stories.
That was a long road; too long, I think, sometimes, but now I’m here, I realise the value of the journey.
Writing is like breathing. You have to do it. Two years ago, I decided to self publish an ebook, a collection of short stories I called, Postcard from a Pigeon and Other Stories because I wanted to learn the process.
i started a novel, ten years ago but never found the time to finish it. I found an agent or, rather, he found me and then after two years of inertia, I gave up and put the manuscript away, out of sight, out of mind.IMG_0080
Six months ago, after four years in a cupboard, I dug it out again and decided It would be a disservice to myself, not to finish and publish it. So I have finished and published Tito’s Dead, my first novel. Check out the Books section for that information.IMG_3319

I’ve been a bartender, a waiter, a chef, an economic researcher, an academic, historian, then, a journalist. I worked freelance for many national newspapers, as a financial reporter, news reporter, feature writer, rock columnist, gossip columnist and a showbusiness editor.

Finally, I stopped and started doing what I’ve always wanted to do and what I’ve always thought I should be doing, writing.

And I made my first short film, last year. It was called 1916, Souls of Freedom

so here’s a few different angles of me

https://lastnightiboiledanegg.wordpress.com/      FOOD BLOG

https://whatllyehave.wordpress.com/                       BOOZE BLOG

https://ironinmyblood.com/                                          HEALTH BLOG

https://dermotthayes.com/                                            ME BLOG

And, for all my blarney, these are the most important people in my life


From left to right, my daughter, Holly, her son and my grandson, Brody, Fionn, my other grandson and son of my other daughter, Hannah

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38 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello,

    I am Roman from startup Aristotlee. We are building a community where US college students can ask freelancers, bloggers and writers on various questions regarding their fields of study.

    Would you consider visiting Aristolee.com and see our project?

    Best regards,

    Roman Šeiner

  2. OK, I’ve had a look at your site and I’ll say, yes, but would like if you explained the mechanics of it all. Where will the questions appear from, does it mean I register with Aristotlee, will there be a widget/link I can add to my WP site?

      • I do understand. I’ve got so many in my scribble (seriously) that I don’t recognise. A dear friend (an excellent writer/poet) who knows me well says that I go into a trance. For some of them, that may be the case. I never leave the house without a journal and a book to read.

      • With the little you have read so far, is it any wonder why I got my degrees in Psychology? No? I didn’t think so. My life was a mountain of puzzle pieces and they all looked the same, where to begin?

      • The problems attendant with surviving child abuse, for an adult, are terrible: detachment, depression, alienation and so on. I have been close to many people who’ve experienced these things, many of whom shied away from telling me about it until many years of friendship. No, it doesn’t surprise me that you studied psychology. We all want answers

  3. Hello DH,
    Thanks for liking my post “Flourish” and for following my blog. I enjoyed reading your ‘About’ page. You have had a very colorful life. I look forward to reading all about it.

  4. Hello there, I have just been exploring your blog. I am impressed by the online presence you have; several blogs, poetry, and two books! Wow! You clearly have a lot to write about, and I encourage you to keep going!

    • What? And you haven’t watched my films? Thank you very much for your comments. Writing is what I do, have always done and will do, forever, even though it doesn’t translate to sales. In the past year , I did make my first short film. But readers I will always need and welcome

  5. What a beautiful family you have! Thank you for sharing your life in pictures as well as words. I’m astonished at all you have written – I’ll hold you as my inspiration.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

  6. Am enjoying your site. found it as I was impressed with your kind advice to a new blogger from India. btw – love sloths too — hence, thought you’d like to know that the current ‘sloth mania’ has resulted in terrible hardship for them. capturing, exporting, and keeping them as as pets is horrendous on them.

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