I’m writing out of Cork, Ireland, where I was born and bred. As well as writing fiction and poetry I play the bass guitar. Steve Harris from Iron Maiden is my bass god. My favourite author is either WB Yeats or James Joyce – I can’t decide which, but I also love popular fiction, especially dark fantasy: Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King and Alan Moore are all huge influences on my writing.
I love to quote. My current favourite quote is by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: ‘You need to have some chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.’
I love dogs, the great outdoors and coffee. My favourite film is A River Runs Through It. My favourite song is Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix.
But that’s enough about me. What about my books? Well, both The Chronicles of Dan Lee O’Brien and A Bhikku’s Tale were written during periods of intense creativity. To say they flowed out of me is an understatement. But there was also lots of discipline involved. The dialogue was the easiest part to write and it is the strongest element of both books, I believe. The hardest part was trying not to repeat myself. Repetition is the enemy of all good art. The most enjoyable part was getting to know the characters and getting to know myself as a writer.
I also write poetry and have had a book of verse published entitled, The End.
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Also, don’t forget to check out my poetry and short fiction magazine, Crossways
‘This was an amazing book. I love the fantasy, the imagery and the timeless folklore that David Jordan’s creativity has spun into this story. I couldn’t put it down for a second!’
Amanda Masters (5/5 stars)