Tom O'Brien

Biography

Tom O’Brien is a native of Co. Waterford, in Ireland. He resides in Hastings, East Sussex UK

Published books include:

CHASING THE RAINBOW……..ISBN 0953187500
CONFESSION OF AN ALTAR BOY….ISBN 1-59129-164-X
CONFESSIONS OF A CORNER BOY….ISBN 1-4137-1179-0
CASSIDY’S CROSS………….ISBN 09531875-1-9
DOWN BOTTLE ALLEY……ISBN 978-1-906451-21-9

Published ebooks (Kindle)
CASSIDY’S CROSS
CRICKLEWOOD COWBOYS
LETTERS TO MOTHER AND OTHER DEAD RELATIVES
ON RAGLAN ROAD
I'LL TELL ME MA
THE MISSING POSTMAN AND OTHER STORIES
DOWN BOTTLE ALLEY
CRICKLEWOOD COWBOYS

Published ebooks Smashwords
THE SHINY RED HONDA
CRICKLEWOOD COWBOYS
THE MISSING POSTMAN AND OTHER STORIES

plays include:

MONEY FROM AMERICA - The Tabard, Pentameters, Old Red Lion
JOHNJO - Kings Head, The Old Red Lion, Buxton, Touring.
CRICKLEWOOD COWBOYS - The Tabard.
JACK DOYLE- GORGEOUS GAEL - Kings Head
BEHAN’S WOMEN – Canal Café Theatre, London
ON RAGLAN ROAD – Old Red Lion – New York – Irish Tour.
QUEENIE
PUT YOUR SWEET LIPS…
THE MISSING POSTMAN
OF MICE AND MEN (adaption)
FRIGHTENING THE CROWS
DOWN BOTTLE ALLEY-White Rock, Hastings, Irish Centre, Camden (published by Circaidy Gregory Press 2010)
KAVANAGH - Irish Tour, Winnipeg
I’LL TELL ME MA… Irish Club, London
OLIVER CROMWELL’S TOUR OF IRELANDCourtyard, N1 LONDON
FALLING FROM GRACE (a musical based on the life/times of Shane MacGowan of The Pogues)
KATHY KIRBY – ICON (Etcetera Theatre, Camden 16-20th AUG 2012)
LAST OF THE TRAVELLERS (A biog. of Pecker Dunne)
MISS WHIPLASH REGRETS
RACE RELATIONS

Copies of plays can be emailed to interested parties.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Today just might be the day the postman doesn't ring twice! In other words, no rejections today. (THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE was Jame's Cain's best seller and its title was inspired by the fact that his postman always rang twice if he was delivering a rejected manuscript!)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading mostly. To be a good writer you have to be an even better reader. Other writers fascinate me; how they put a book or play together;what it is about their work that makes it great; what I can learn from them. I am often in awe of how good some writers are.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Tom O'Brien online


Where to buy in print


Books

Cricklewood Cowboys
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Terry, Chris and Larry are three Irish friends in the London of the 1960's, with a liking for 'dishonest work'. Chris is a pickpocket,Larry is a gambler, and Terry's aversion to manual labour is so strong that he says 'I'd rather starve than work on the fucking buildings'. Into the mix comes Tessa, English, blonde, mysterious. Before she is finished all their lives are changed irrevocably.
The Shiny Red Honda
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,330. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
Growing up in rural County Waterford in the 1950/60's with my beautiful red Honda. The Mass path, crossroad dancing, travelling shows, being an Altar Boy, memories of an age of innocence. It is also about dreams and aspirations; a young man's entry into the world of work, and his brief flirtation with the music business. A story told as it was - warts and all
The Missing Postman and Other Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 44,330. Language: British English. Published: September 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
A book of quirky short stories about life in modern Ireland - mostly from those who have left its shores and who are no longer sure where 'home' is.

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