Ghosted book SLAVE (Ebury Press, London) - a true story of kidnap, sex trafficking and revenge - remains an Amazon best-seller. It's the primary source for BBC drama 'DOING MONEY' (TX: November 5, 2018. BBC2).
As a career journalist, I've covered conflict, peace and politics in Irish and UK national newspapers. Titles include The Sunday Times; Irish Sun; The Sun; Belfast Telegraph; Irish News; Mirror Group Newspapers.
Debut novel WOUNDLICKER (2005) is '...slick and witty, wrathful and indulgent...'
ALINA (2006), 'delivers a climax as harrowing as one might hope to find in contemporary crime fiction.'
SINKER (2014), is 'a lean, nasty, tripped-out shocker... a cracking book, a jolt to the senses like a line of flaming shots.'
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, comedy sketch writing for BBC Radio Ulster.
Seeking strong, smart, brilliant writing projects, fiction and nonfiction, at any stage of development. Let's talk about turning your idea into a confident, compelling, first class read.
Interests include memoirs from former military/police/paramilitary who played a part in the Northern Ireland Troubles.
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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