I am a film academic and author based in Dublin. I love many many things including repetition, Liverpool FC, the films of Yasujiro Ozu, Northern Soul, Julie Christie, Ghost Box Records, model villages, Hap and Leonard, Bronco Bullfrog, Edwige Fenech, Iris Murdoch and the golden age of British wrestling.
I completed my PhD at the University of Kent on the films of the British New Wave in 2005 and in 2006 The British New Wave was published by Manchester University Press.
Inspired by my daughter’s love of reading and listening to audiobooks I began working on the Falcon Boy books in 2012.
Whereas most superheroes are vaunted for their being very good at things I wanted to create a world where not being very good is perfectly acceptable, if not a little endearing.
Instead of extolling the value of perfection, Falcon Boy is a celebration of what it is to be fairly hopeless, a state that is much closer to my own experience of fatherhood.
Volume I in the Falcon Boy: A Fairly Hopeless Hero series Falcon Boy and Bewilder Bird vs Dr Don’t Know in a Battle for all the Life of all the Planets is available on Amazon and Smashwords. I am currently working on Volumes II and III.