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Feb.18.2011
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My apologies for not making many postings recently. I have been caught up in election fever. It looks like Ireland will soon have a new government, and not a day too soon. The polls have been making interesting reading. The Fianna Fail party, the political heavyweight party of the last seventy...
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Dec.24.2010
AJ Davidson's latest crime thriller
Just had an early Christmas present. My thriller An Evil Shadow has been ranked tenth most popular library book with Wattpad readers. That means that it’s gone from 0 to over 250,000 downloads across all distributions channels in less than six months.
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Dec.22.2010
AJ Davidson's latest thriller
My family will always insist on a dish of Red Onion and Balsamic relish on the table for any high day or holiday meal. Admittedly, it is not a whole meal, neither is it particularly original, but I feel justified including it as it imparts so much flavour to a range of meats. It works well with...
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Dec.13.2010
Decoys - AJ Davidson's latest thriller.
British actress Helen Mirren has accused Hollywood of being sexist. She states that Hollywood makes movies for young men and their penises, starring lots of nubile, near-naked young women, leaving few roles for the more mature actress. She has a point, but Hollywood also makes an enormous number of...
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Nov.21.2010
Decoys
I have read a barrage of articles on the growing fury at the TSA frisking or pat downs at airports. The new scanners seem to be excessively invasive as well. How ludicrous that a breast cancer survivor had to show a TSA employee her fake breast implant. I was at university in Belfast during the...
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Nov.20.2010
DECOYS
My latest book, Decoys, is published today. It's a crime thriller set in the seedy world of fidelity testing agencies. Available as an e-book from Smashwords or as a paperback from Authors Den.
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Nov.08.2010
DECOYS
My son is president of his college's student union and last week he took part in a national demo against the Irish government's plans to double student registration fees. About 40,000 students paraded through Dublin, in a good-natured and non-threatening march. Unfortunately, about twenty marchers...
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Oct.28.2010
An Evil Shadow
I have been featured in a Huffington Post article. It's great to have someone like Nina Lassam and Wattpad in your corner. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nina-lassam/best-selling-authors-and-_b_774971.html
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Oct.12.2010
An Evil Shadow
I received updated sales figures for my e-books today. Good news on the whole, but some unexpected patterns which I am at a loss to make sense of. My best selling book is Churchill's Queen, a wartime thriller, which is read equally in the US and the UK. My other e-books are mostly American crime...
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Oct.10.2010
Churchill's Queen
October 11, sees the naming of the new Queen Elizabeth liner. Tomorrow, she will set sail on her maiden voyage. To celebrate, I am offering a 50% discount on Churchill's Queen, my novel about the tragic first Queen Elizabeth liner.  The ebook can be purchased from Smashwords using coupon JU85Y,...
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Oct.05.2010
Wounded Tiger
Just watched The Quiet Man on matinée TV - beats writing for a living. The movie, with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, was made almost sixty years ago and yet it's worth reflecting how little has changed here in Ireland. The more progressive Irish laugh at the fictional world created by John Ford....
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Oct.04.2010
Paper Ghosts
I enjoy watching a wide variety of televised sport. My age has excluded a more active participation, though my wife claims bone idleness is the determining factor. I am currently watching the final day's play of the Ryder Cup and vainly wishing I could harness a small fraction of the suspense for...
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Oct.01.2010
Churchill's Queen
On 11 October, the new Queen Elizabeth liner will be named and set sail on her maiden voyage. I wrote Churchill's Queen to commemorate this and the 70th anniversary of the heroic first sailing of the original Queen Elizabeth liner. If you enjoy thrillers, romance, the great liners, and suspense,...
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Oct.01.2010
Wounded Tiger
I wrote Wounded Tiger a number of years ago. It is an Irish crime thriller set in the wake of the collapse of the Celtic Tiger. Now that the financial bubble has well and truly burst, some aspects of the book are fast becoming fact.  In America fraudster Bernie Madoff was swiftly charged, tried and...
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Sep.28.2010
An Evil Shadow
My mother-in-law has recently taken up residence in a care home and my wife has been de-cluttering her mother's house. Always an avid reader, the elderly lady never threw out a book many of which I supplied her with. Having a root through the titles, mainly from the late-seventies and eighties, has...
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