LAUNCH or a WAKE?

Two years ago, I launched the paperback edition of TITO'S DEAD, an event that was attended by many of my close friends and family and a whole bunch of great supporters who turned up to wish me well. Among them were Lord of the Dance, Michael Flatley, Boyzone star, Keith Duffy,  former Irish film censor,…Read more LAUNCH or a WAKE?

Words of Mouth

Postcard from a Pigeon

It’s two years since I published TITO’S DEAD, my first novel. I didn’t know what to expect and yes, if I had it all to do again, I’d do it different. The good thing I can draw from its relatively dismal sales is, it’s still out there to be discovered.

Blogger Napoleon Nalcot https://ashegrowsup.wordpress.com/) reminded me of this when he sent me this wonderful comment, having read this post, Words of Mouth, which I wrote about two years ago. Anyway, Napoleon’s simple message told me everything about why I write. This is what he wrote, I guess Tito’s not dead. Because he lives in every word of the story you’re telling. I’m very grateful, Napoleon, for those words. I write because I want people to read.

So, here it is, unexpurgated. If you enjoy my writing, believe me, you’ll enjoy Tito’s Dead, where you can buy it for a…

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Postcard from a Pigeon

Postcard from a pigeon was the first story I wrote for the 2012 collection of short stories that is Postcard from a Pigeon and other stories. So, without further ado, oh, I do need to say this is by way of introduction, because this is what I do, write short stories (among other things, like…Read more Postcard from a Pigeon

Hypo, no typo

‘he woke in the dark, smelly confines of a car boot with a splitting headache and the realization that holding onto a coherent thought had become as tricky as picking up raindrops from a petal.’

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Hypoglycemia occurs when your blood sugar gets too low. For a diabetic, it’s called diabetic shock and it’s no joke, if you’ve ever experienced it. As someone with hemochromatosis that has caused diabetes, I’ve been in that battle ground on several occasions. Two years ago, I published a crime novel, Tito’s Dead. One of the characters is a diabetic journalist who gets kidnapped by a gangster anxious to elicit some information from him. The character’s name is Garvan Deare and this is his experience.IMG_3813
Heels pulled into the wire and concrete fenced yard of the disused dockland warehouse, flush with confidence. As he swung the sleek Mercedes into a corner parking spot, he ran through his triumphant arrival in his mind’s eye.
He’d give it loads of ‘it’s-all-in-a-night’s-work, boss’ as he dropped his human booty at the feet of Joe Connolly. He couldn’t suppress the strut as he sprang from…

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TITO’S DEAD but I’m alive

This is the history of a book Three years ago, October 2011, I posted the eighth chapter of Tito's Dead  a novel I began writing in 2004, finished in 2005 and put aside then, for the best part of six years, in Splinter4All, a writers' website to which I contribute. Then, following occasionally haranguing encouragement…Read more TITO’S DEAD but I’m alive

Words of Mouth

It's two years since I published TITO'S DEAD, my first novel. I didn't know what to expect and yes, if I had it all to do again, I'd do it different. The good thing I can draw from its relatively dismal sales is, it's still out there to be discovered. Blogger Napoleon Nalcot https://ashegrowsup.wordpress.com/) reminded me…Read more Words of Mouth