Sunday, 27 January 2013

Not an old favourite – a new discovery. Laurence O'Bryan.

I should actually be writing about an old favourite writer, one that I've loved for years. I'm planning to do that during the next week. Thinking of Leslie Charteris, who was one of the outstandingly successful writers of the 20th century with his Saint books. I make no apology for loving the Saint – but by that I mean the books, not the tame TV series!

Meanwhile,  I've recently come across the great Laurence O'Bryan. I'd heard his name. Then  – a sad occasion – I happened to meet him at the funeral of a writing friend, Niall McAllister, whose book 'The Tides of Men' I greatly admire. Larry and I chatted and exchanged links via cards at the after funeral gathering in the Slieve Donard Hotel in beautiful Newcastle. (Only yards from the Irish sea and in clear sight of the Mountains of Mourne and their highest peak, Slieve Donard.)

Larry's book The Istanbul Puzzle, published by Harper Collins, has been very successful. His latest, The Jerusalem Puzzle, has done equally well – and a third is on its way.

Laurence is currently running a guest blog series, in which he's invited me to take part. Watch this space, folks!

The link to the first 4 in the guest blog series, plus previous guest posts on Larry's blog, are here. Worth checking out! I've learnt more here about my good friend and fellow writer Andy Szpuk, as well as hearing of new writers – always good! 

And may I remind you to have a look at my own books, if you have the time – currently five adult novels (thriller/ romance) with one short story collection and a YA Time Travel adventure

Belfast Girls

Danger Danger

Angel in Flight: An Angel Murphy Thriller

The Seanachie: Tales of Old Seamus

Lady Molly&and The Snapper: A YA Time Travel Adventure set in Ireland and on the High Seas

People seem to like them!

See you soon!