I am an Irish male in my mid 'fifties, married with two adult daughters and employed in the Irish Civil Service. I worked for eight years in the National Library of Ireland, where I became familiar with the works of the great Irish and international authors. This exposure to the world of creative writing gave me the inspiration to write my own books and in the last two years I have written four novels, with an average word count of 80,000 words per book. Three of these works are historical novels, based on actual events in Ireland and abroad during the early part of the twentieth century, including the sinking in the Irish Sea, at the end of the First World War, of the steamship, 'Leinster'. I have also used famous events during the Great War and the theft of the Irish Crown Jewels in 1907 as backdrops to my stories, employing diligently researched data in all cases. My fourth novel is a contemporary account of a young Dublinman's descent into a life of crime and social exclusion.
Interests: Irish and international history of the early decades of the last century.