Monday, December 20, 2010

Short Story - Heaven LTD on Ether Books now.

It's been ages since I've updated this blog, as I'm currently trying to customize a new one. In the meantime, I have two short stories availible to download via - Heaven LTD, which was longlisted for The Fish Publishing Award is based on an idea by my writing partner, the very clever, Daniel Ainsleigh who let me run with it and turn it into a short piece just under 5,000 words.

"Three," short-listed for The Séan O'Faoilain Prize is also available.

If you have an iPad or iPhone, just go to iTunes or to the Apps Store and download the Ether Books App for free, there you will find my work for less than a euro in the Humour section. When you download the Ether App you get some classic books for free!

My new blog can be found at

Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 24, 2008

The prodigal blogger.

Back again after a spell offline - I was a wee bit poorly for a while and didn't much fancy being online for much more than to check my email. Also, blog-wise, I really didn't have that much to say because my creative juices are flowing a little more easily, lately and I have a great dislike for talking about the process of writing itself when I'm actually doing it.

In fact, I've noticed that the more I talk about writing, in general, the more uneasy that makes me feel. I find that when I hear about other people's writing routines, it always makes me feel like my own habits are lacking, somewhat or that I'm doing something wrong. My confidence and my motivation for opening up Microsoft Word are then almost fucked to pieces, to be honest.

Also, the more I read back over, "Frankie," and notice the ridiculously bad and glaring mistakes I made, the more embarrassed I feel. I'm so so glad that I've fixed those mistakes and that the amended edition won't be quite so painful to read back over. Taking this month to myself to work on that was the best decision I've made since I can't remember when.

Got back from Surrey on Saturday after a few days away to work on making myself and my writing a little more presentable. I get wonderful tuition from a professional actor over there who has done wonders for my confidence in honing my skills. Well, I say, "skills," know, the best of what I've got I suppose, would be more accurate.

Wonderful to see Tania Hershmans reading online at The Southword Showcase for The Frank O'Connor festival in September. She did a wonderful job.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Recovering from a really nasty tummy bug. Normal service will resume shortly.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sweet November

I have decided to take November off due to the amount of projects that need my direct attention, otherwise I'll just get snowed under.

Planning a re-launch of Frankie, an updated version and the release of a short story collection.

It's the first time in my life I've had to make such huge windows in my scheduel for individual projects. I predict lots of coffee and chocolate injections. *loosens belt*

Friday, September 26, 2008

Frankie Clackan Killed Rock n'Roll

Could possibly be reading extracts from, "Frankie..." in the local library next week. We'll see how that goes. Shall have to perfect my graphic text public speaking...

Am just wondering...In this case, would it be necessary to use my "Sex voice?"...That is, of course, presuming I have one...


*licks lips* ;)

It's alive!

I've had no internet for the past two days and feel like I've just sowed on a limb by having it fixed. *flexes arm* Yep, that feels better!

I've written two articles locally, they seem to have been well recieved. I'm kind of tiring of journalism. It doesn't give me a buzz anymore.

Ten thousand words to write before Friday. Can I do it? Fuck knows. I've finally gotten my hands on a copy of "Tales Of The Dead," how will I be able to focus on anything else? I would curse Mary Shelley but I'm smarter than that.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Blatant, cheeky plugging...

Availible from and - Amazon does state that this book is "Temporarily Out Of Stock," please ignore this. If it's ordered it will arrive in around 2weeks or so. Or you can order it from me by emailing me at

"We are a song on repeat…"
In a squalid apartment they can’t afford to keep, Frankie and Jack develop a strange and unhealthy co-dependency which leaves them penniless, bored and so drunk they can barely remember that they should have been at their lecture six hours ago…
Living on a diet of booze and 80’s indie music, they become detached from the world outside.
Things take a downward spiral when Jack tries desperately to reclaim some semblance of a normal life, leaving Frankie a train-wreck waiting to happen.
Things can only get worse.
A light-hearted look at the dark side of college-life.
By Niecy O'Keeffe.