A good story is always worth reading but a book that ‘takes you away’ is an experience you won’t easily forget. So, just give me your time … then sit back … and let me do what I do …
THE ERRIS STARSHIP – Standalone Novel (SF)
Let me show you my latest work first. ‘The Erris Starship’ is just published. This is a unique book that’s not afraid to touch on existentialism as readily as it does cutting edge technology, coming of age and the minefields of blossoming romance.
Tragedy writes the story of a teenager struggling to find a niche in a world determined to alienate him but destiny has already selected an alternate path to a meaningful existence. There is so much inside this cover that I’m afraid to accidentally spoil it for you. You can find more details on the page assigned to this title.
You can also download your 3 Chapter Preview of all books in a virus free Mini-Ebook, or as I call them, Me-Book Epub format. Just go to the page appropriate to the title (Top of this screen) and then click on any book cover on the page. Fanore is the exception because you get the complete Novella free gratis and for nothing. I do that to introduce you to my ‘Thin Places’ series of novellas and also because you should have something to show for your visit.
As with ‘The Erris Starship’, there is more ‘Fanore’ detail on the ‘Thin Places‘ tab at the top of this page. ‘Fanore’ is the first of the series and the setting is in West Clare, where an old green road runs parallel to the current coast road. This road however, runs uphill through the Burren and when I went looking for where it begins and ends, I was amazed to find that the original road probably connected Lahinch, Liscannor and the Cliffs of Moher area to Doolin, Fanore and Ballyvaughan. Sections of it have miraculously survived and I could almost see old donkey carts taking turf, green produce and ragged barefooted children to and fro. It was a small step to add a virtual audio track to that vision and so, ‘Thin Places’ became very real to me. My target was then to impart some sense of being there to you.
Once on the ‘THIN PLACES‘ page, you can also collect your free copy of Fanore as well as your Three Chapter Me-Book preview of any or all of the other 3 Novellas.
ERRIS offers a two way portal into which a heartbroken, yet still besotted adolescent boy drifts, while simply surrendering to the narcotic ambiance of Erris. While subsequently engaged in life or death confrontations which are literally the stuff of legends, he unwittingly sets the stage for ‘The Erris Starship and yet, this is fantasy not SF.
When teenagers take advantage of rare Irish sunshine to venture outdoors, regular injections of occasionally dry humor are to be expected. In this novella, you’ll find that they mix well with the melancholy more regularly associated with the ‘Thin Places’ phenomenon.
SKELLIG – Predates the religion that appended an Archangle’s name while the first Popes presided over what came after the Roman Empire. This precipitous natural phenomenon was known as ‘Tearmann’ to those who acknowledged it as a refuge for the spiritually challenged. Like a needle to a magnet or perhaps a moth to the flame, a Jesuit priest is inexorably drawn to evaluate truths that he was so studiously trained to suppress.
BLASKET – Where Erris is mostly a lighthearted jaunt, Blasket is quite the opposite. It is set in the darkest reality of the politically instigated Irish Famine / Genocide of 1845-47.
Jack Sullivan is subliminally summoned by this ‘Thin Place‘ from Bangor Maine, where he ran a successful fishery. He comes to Kerry, as most visitors do, to bask in the Cead Mile Failte or traditional welcome laid out for the returning diaspora but Blasket apparently knows him much better than he does Blasket.
BOOK of PLEBS
This is my first non fiction work and I’ve already had reason to revise it. The latest revision has ‘Revelation Still Rains’ in green under the main title, as shown here.
It documents a non religious and somehow ‘predetermined’ search for a logical, or indeed any God entity that can stand up to even mediocre scrutiny.
A tall order from the outset that took me to places higher than I ever believed I could reach. As a result, some people wrote to me saying they didn’t find it easy to reach the same dizzy heights and I had to clarify some points.
It will therefore be revisited soon as I attempt to finally bring it down closer to earth where real people can ingest it, as originally intended and hence the title.
The thing is, life comes at us at such an increasingly frightful pace that people no longer have time to reflect on the nature of ‘everything’. This is a contributory factor in the outright rejection of all notions of spirituality and so, I feel obliged to do the subject justice for everyone.
Anyway, the nature of eBooks is that you are entitled to a free revision whenever one goes up. So, there’s nothing to lose by seeing the subject as I first presented it while I work at making it easier to digest.
THE CATALYSIS TRILOGY
These three full length Novels were never intended to be a Trilogy, but the story was just too big to keep between two covers. My first fiction shows that I was perhaps too naive or impulsive in putting pen to paper (Virtually) without estimating the amount of virtual paper that would be produced.
I’m so glad that I did however, because this story is vast in every sense of the word. There’s just too much to say about these books here on this front page that I’d probably be repeating what I’ve already submitted as additional detail on the page dedicated to ‘THE CATALYSIS TRILOGY‘.
Once there, you can also download your 3 Chapter Me-Book Preview of each separate novel, Catalysis, Ochre and Imago.
In Catalysis you you’ll meet Grace, another troubled teen but this young lady has good reasons for being different. She is afflicted by a condition that alternates between an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and various Attention Deficit Disorders. As it transpires, she is far from imperfect and is simply a result of evolution producing a superior product that has some side issues yet to be ironed out. Evolution has infinity to refine the work of Destiny. It’s written into its terms of reference apparently.
In Ochre, space travel is put into perspective and you see the purpose of those travels. You meet the Spoke and a civilization facing imminent doom. And in IMAGO, we see Grace eventually coming home full circle to attend to unfinished business. She has her love-child in tow but boy is he different. Maybe in addition to having parents who were different, there was also something about the way he grew up.