Thomas Kennedy

Biography

Irish writer of:

Irish American Fantasy:

Kate and the Raptor Dinosaurs
Druids Raptors and Egyptians
The New York Druid
The Chicago Druid and the Ugly Princess
The San Francisco Leprechauns
The Boston Druid and the Wizard

Other Novels:

Hard Boiled/Irish humor:

Dark Drink and Conversation
More Dark Drink and Conversation
The Irish Detective

Romance/Thriller:

Love on the Dark Side of the City
Twisted Love and Money

These books are also available on Amazon.com (print) and Kindle, Barnes and Noble etc,.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Dublin Ireland, born in 1945. These were hard times with religion, poverty and mendacity. Hard times can be good times. As values are simple. And as the Beatles said, love is all you need.
It was necessary to become oneself in part by rising above and climbing out of the way things were done around the then value system
When did you first start writing?
I started story telling when my kids were young and I was trying to settle them down to sleep. I started writing fiction in my forties but didn't produce anything worth publishing until my fifties.
My father came from a remote Irish speaking part of Ireland. In those parts there was an oral tradition of story telling and maybe I picked up some if this.
Read more of this interview.

Where to buy in print


Books

The Boston Druid and the Wizard
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Series: Irish/American fantasy, Book 6. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 93,040. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Through a series of events, 16 year old Brian unintentionally ends up as the Faerie Queen's Champion and betrothed to Maedbh, a 13th century Celtic teenage princess. Brian's normal life complicates when he has to bring Maedbh home to modern suburbia.Then a gangster decides that Brian should be killed as his grandson Robbo's first hit as a trainee. How will Brian manage this and much much, more?
The San Francisco Leprechauns
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Series: Irish/American fantasy, Book 5. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 88,390. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Young 19th century twins,brother and sister, are kidnapped to become Leprechauns. Due to magic reasons they must be returned to modern San Francisco. But they need new bodies. Meet druid Lochlain, Venus the cat, Puca the poodle, drug cartels, Vampires, the undead, the Faerie Queen,and Gentle Michael the Leprechaun. And a plot to invade Otherworld
Disorganised Crime
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Should I kill him?” the PMC enquires as he rings through to advise that ‘Tony the Gent’ is climbing in over the back wall. “No!” is my firm instruction although I know this will disappoint as the PMC has been practicing hard on his knife throwing. “Just let him come up, he doesn’t need to see you.” Tony has a problem, his friends are trying to kill him and he needs your help.
The Chicago Princess
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Series: Irish/American fantasy, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,520. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
In ancient Celtic Ireland, the beautiful Princess Fionnuala is changed by a Druid into the ugliest woman imaginable and then thrown by magic into modern-day Chicago. In a city of gang warfare, terrorists and madcap characters she must find a new destiny. And to regain her beauty she must find a true love. Characters from her past pursue her, seeking her secret,the mythological Salmon of Knowledge.
The New York Druid
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Series: Irish/American fantasy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,050. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 1 review)
Live Corp. is a hedge fund seeking niche markets in evil. Aided by the attractive witch Morag they seek a Druid who can be put on the path of evil and read stock market trends. Connor is a young conservative tax accountant. His life changes when he meets a short man in a Leprechaun suit who seeks his advice in the matter of goldmines. Humor, Romance, Adventure.
Kate and the Raptor Dinosaurs
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Series: Irish/American fantasy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,890. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Irish Mythology and Modern Multi-universe theory meet in an exciting humorus adventure involving Dinosaur raptors and travel across time-lines. (If you take this story please oblige with a review after you have read it. Thomask)
More Dark Drink and Conversation
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Series: In Mulligans, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,320. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A comic and satirical look at the modern world from the confines of the snug in Mulligan's pub. A horse racing scam, a kidnapped European Union Commissioner, a Film Crew, Dwyer the Bookie and the Bruisers, Rockette the Garda recruit, The Australian and the Seeker, the CIA and the AFA and others in this warm tale of kidnap and conspiracy. Adult Themes and Humor.
No way to murder a Lady
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
“They way I see it, either I do you for the two murders, or you come over on to my side.” “What side is that?” “The wild side.” He laughs and orders another but I stick with the rock shandy. “I’m in,” I say. “I don’t see a lot of options.” A former police colleague has you over a barrel. But he wants something...
Old Time Jews
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,650. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
He moves off, almost marching, with a slight stoop. I wonder is he paranoid in his old age. If he’s nuts, he’s nuts, but the money is real. I look at the postcard. The instructions are in German and there is a map reference. If the cemetery is unchanged it should be a breeze... A client with Alzheimers wants you to retrieve something before he commits suicide...
The Australian
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
“Australian?” I’m disgusted. “I thought it was a European project. How can an Australian help with harmonisation in European cinema?” “German mother, English father, Irish Grandmother, and another grandparent a Polish Jew. She’s perfect.” “Reasonable tits?” the Barman is once again to the point. A new visitor to Mulligans pub...
The Irish Detective
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 82,030. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
A very private investigator in the capital city of Ireland. Like any city there are problems. Your job is to find Irish solutions to Irish problems. Your team includes your beautiful Russian assistant Alice and the dangerous ex-army ranger, who has a slightly scrambled brain. Your customers include gangsters, police, businessmen, politicians, and tailors each with a unique problem.
Getting Over it - A dramaticule
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Price: Free! Words: 320. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2009. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
(1.00 from 1 review)
very short drama between Joe and Ann
Love in the Hills
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Price: Free! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2009. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
“We are in the mountains and we can smell the heather and the sun is making a mist rise off the grass and the trees below. We are looking down into the world. I will remember every moment and colour of this day. I will remember how wonderful it is to be alone with you Ann.”
Twisted Love and Money
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,480. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
U.K. Businessman seeks beautiful mistress with ambition.Billionaire in gay relationship seeks female to visit mother and produce heir. Vacuous young man, great in bed, seeks soul-mate.Young girl wants fun with biker. Thirties something female accountant seeks man.Beautiful girl is lead on Irish takeover bid.Millions at stake in plot to take over Irish company.Adult Romance over 18's.
Engaged
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Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2009. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
After her shower Sonia cleared the steam from the mirror and looked at her face. She wondered was it the face of a woman who was in love. Was she more settled in her mind? Marriage to Samuel would simplify everything. Did she seem strained?
Changing and Surviving in Business
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 17,110. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management and human resources
Business Change is normal. You can change or be changed. Stand still in business and you reduce your chances of survival. However Change is a complex subject and if you wish to create a change ready organization there are complex activities that must mesh together in a balanced way to ensure success. The approach is with an emphasis on easy readability for the busy executive.
Targeting Performance
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management and human resources
What I have done in this book is to set out a view of the Business Planning Process and the People Performance Management Process and how the two should tie in together. I hope this will be useful to the Chief Executive or Senior Manager who is trying to grow a successful business.
Love on the Dark Side of the City
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,940. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
George wants his teenage stepdaughter.She plans her escape. Ivan wants vunerable girls . Megan wants to escape life as a gypsy. Robbo wants a job. Sonia wants out of the sex industry. Samuel wants to start again after cancer.Frank has fallen for a lap-dancer. Peter wants peace with his wife... A romantic thriller based in modern day Dublin City, Ireland. Adult Themes for over 18's
Druids, Raptors and Egyptians
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Series: Irish/American fantasy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2009. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Irish Mythology, Egyptian Pharaohs and modern multi-universe theories mix in this exciting, humorous adventure. When Olaf, king of the Orang-utan sells Kate and her brother to the Raptors for major banannas, their attempt to rescue Conchobar becomes fraught. But when the Raptors find their way into the Egyptian time-line, planning to sell humans to gourmet restaurants, Kate has to act.
Dark Drink and Conversation
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Series: In Mulligans, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,880. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2009. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Adult Irish Humor. Come in. Sit down and take your ease. Have a drink… Hear of Fitzer the pervert, Kathy the Dominatrix, the Yank, the Green Man and of course the Burglar and his daughter Naimh pregnant by the Builder. Hear of the young curate and his connection to the sodality of Catholic Mothers and of the death of Big Breno the drug dealer. All told from conversation

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