I've reported on conflict, peace and politics in Irish and UK national newspapers for more than 20 years. Titles include The Sunday Times; Irish Sun; The Sun; Belfast Telegraph; Irish News; Mirror Group Newspapers.
My ghosted book SLAVE (Ebury Press, London) - a true story of kidnap, sex trafficking and revenge - ranked just outside the top 1,000 on Amazon (reaching #1 in Ethical Issues; #1 in Prostitution; #3 in Sexual Abuse biography categories). A BBC drama (via Renegade Pictures, London) based on SLAVE is in production.
My debut novel WOUNDLICKER (2005) is '...slick and witty, wrathful and indulgent...'
The follow-up, ALINA (2006), 'delivers a climax as harrowing as one might hope to find in contemporary crime fiction.'
Number three, SINKER (2014), is 'a lean, nasty, tripped-out shocker... a cracking book, a jolt to the senses like a line of flaming shots.'
And four, ALOYSIUS TEMPO (2015) features 'moments of dark poetry shining through the nihilism.... it is writing of a very high quality, beautifully observed and full of clear, cold cruelty.'
Previous work includes factual scriptwriting for BBC Northern Ireland and comedy sketch writing for BBC Radio Ulster.
So what is it you need?
What I need is strong, smart, brilliant writing projects and challenges, fiction and nonfiction, at any stage of development. My mission is to turn them into first class, compelling, original reads - and all in your 'voice.'
Particular interests include crime, human trafficking and memoirs from ex military, ex paramilitary, ex police who played a part in the Troubles in Northern Ireland. But be completely comfortable approaching me with any idea you believe has promise.
Sourcing stories; working with people at often extraordinary times of their lives in Northern Ireland; turning experiences into words; editing celebrity/politician columns; door-stepping crooks. Generally engaged in diplomacy, flexibility, empathy, fortitude.
‘They took me because I would not be missed’This is the shocking true story of how an ordinary young girl was kidnapped off the street as she walked home and turned into a slave – before fighting for her freedom and finding the courage to help the police in one of the UK’s most shocking modern-day slavery trials. Anna was an innocent student when she was kidnapped, beaten and forced into the s... read more
Irish-born Aloysius is a freelance killer for hire. Advertising his services - the 'hard solve' - on the Dark Web, he arranges fatal accidents, convenient deaths. 'My job is the only job in the world where people you should have killed will throw it back in your face.' Living off-grid, an old contact from home offers him work. Aloysius doesn't take the bait and gets cornered by Imelda, the ste... read more
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