over the years I've learned to toughen my skin from some awful reviews. If someone is good enough to buy the book rip into it, so long as it's not a personal attack then I have no problems with that. How are you doing, anyway?"
Published crime writer of six crime books, and a best-selling and award-winning memoir, On The Brinks, acquired by Warner Brothers. Totally addicted to American comic books from the sixties to early seventies. They got me into and out of a lot of trouble in my life. Read On The Brinks to discover why!
Cormac McCarthy, James Lee Burke, Elmore Leonard, Walter Mackin
Boy's Life by Robert McCammon, Nelson DeMille, Ken Bruen, Declan Burke, John Kennedy (political cartoonist)
DC comics for showing me how to escape, and Marvel Comics on how to escape better. Neal Adams, the undisputed master of tormented and psychotic superheroes; Stan Lee, a teller of tales taller that his tremendous talent; Steve Ditko, the hypnotically true creator of Spiderman (sorry Stan); Jim Steranko’s erotic and hallucinogenic Zap Art surrealism on Nick Fury, et al; and never forgetting the legendary Jack ‘King’ Kirby the major innovator and most influential creator in the comic-book medium for his cosmic purview and bigger-than-life rendering of the FF and Silver Surfer, and the rest of the marvellous Marvel gang. A special nod goes to Superman’s nemesis, the mischievous and totally irrelevant Mr. Mxyzptlk (try saying that backwards with a few pints of Guinness in you!).
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Once Upon a Time in America
Glengarry Glen Ross
On The Brinks (well, soon, I hope)
I Love Lucy (I truly do)
These are some of the covers from my American, French and Irish publishers. If you look carefully at the Irish edition of The Redemption Factory (Blue) you will notice the ghostly face of my publisher hidden between the trees. Very spooky, indeed. Also, some more useless information, of which I am full of. That is me, totally nude on the same cover. Please do not throw up, if possible...