Gabriel Woods has published The Golden Age Dawns, his debut novel which is a science fiction paranormal adventure novel. He has also written an e-book Easter Rising 1916, A Family Answers the call for Ireland`s Freedom. It has been such a popular book he wrote a second edition paperback book A Memoir of the Easter Rising Events 1916-2016. View his website www.booksbygabrielwoods.com.
Gabriel has obtained a Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Aidwork Management from University College Dublin, a Certificate in Counselling from University Maynooth Ireland. He is a fully qualified in life coach as well as an author.
He has traveled around the world. He has lived in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He has also also explored sacred places of aboriginal culture. He explored important religious and cultural Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim sites of India. He has learned about the spiritual practices of the people that live and worship there.
He has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has traveled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance.
These sites throughout the world that Gabriel has visited have had a profound effect on him which he expresses as he writes about these areas in his novel.
Gabriel has returned to Ireland. He worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He lives near the banks of the Royal Canal.
Gabriel Woods has become a commitee member of the Irish Writers Union assisting authors with their writing and publishing process.
What What has sparked your interest in becoming a writer?
Writing has always been a way of expressing myself. I have always “danced to the beat of a different drum”; one foot in the real world and the other foot thinking often of other worldly subjects like mythology and spirituality. I have wrote in diaries, I have a high level of education and my ability to write has always pervaded my projects in my psychology degree, my life coaching education and many other college courses I have completed. There was just a natural progression then to writing books. Frankly I have been in many types of jobs and I did not really like any of them apart from life coaching. I started getting ideas into my head over time for my novel The Golden Age Dawns. One day I decided to sit down and focus on writing the novel and so now it is nearly published. I always wanted to entertain but was not sure how. Hopefully I can entertain people with my books.
Who or what has been your biggest inspiration in becoming a writer?
I was going through an extremely challenging time in my life about ten years ago. I had broken my leg in three places and I had to have an operation followed by intensive physiotherapy. I was in incredible pain. At the same time I nearly lost my home. My life was falling apart, rapidly. I became interested in angel books, specifically those written by Doreen Virtue. I was desperate for any kind of help. Her ideas and words helped, gradually my life improved and my leg healed. Some of my writing is influenced by Doreen`s work. The events I went through taught me a lot about myself and life, the lessons of which have also influenced my writing.
Gabriel Woods draws on his formal eduction as a psychologist and life coach to explain domestic abuse. Gabriel supports his oppinions with authoritative research and describes what can be done to leave an abusive relationship and how a victim can protect herself or himself from the abuser.
The Protectors of the Light, supernatural and immortal beings who seek to protect humanity from death or enslaveent, finally reveal their presence having only done so since early humans walked the Earth. Old style governments and societies fall. An epic battle begins between the forces of evil and The Protectors of the Light to save or destroy Planet Earth.
This book has a selection of short stories of Irish myth and legend many Irish people and people from other cultures would find these stories informative, interesting and entertaining. Short Stories Of Ancient Ireland is a fascinating book to open any page at random and read an amusing story.
Irish men and women joined the Easter Rising on April 14 1916. They did so for Irish independence and freedom from British rule. The Easter Rising began when the Proclamation was read by Patrick Pearse outside the GPO. He declared Ireland`s right for independence and equality for all her people.
This second edition includes the Easter Rising events of 2016 and samples of Irish Culture from 1916.
Societies across Europe are crumbling as disease, death and destruction is spread across the continent and beyond by malevolent evil forces. An action packed battle rages between The Protector and three characters living very different lives who are drawn into a cosmic battle against an evil alien race.
A true story of the violent revolutionary rebellion of the 1916 war against the British Empire in Ireland. This was a violent bloody event that began on Easter Monday at the General Post Office in Dublin. A small poorly equipped army of men and women declared Ireland`s independence.
The Witch of Ballyvale
on June 16, 2016
The Witch Of Ballyvale is a very thought provoking book. Ben explores the issues of individuality through his characters, how being considered different can have disastrous implications. It is also a fast paced book and the action begins at page one. A book well worthy of five stars.