Dermot Davis


Dermot is an Irish writer who splits his time between Ireland and the US. As a playwright, Dermot is a recipient of the O.Z. Whitehead Award which was co-sponsored by Irish Pen and the Society of Irish Playwrights. A fictional account of a dream therapist who is stuck in a dream from which he cannot awaken, with his debut novel, ""Stormy Weather," novelist Dermot Davis has deftly crafted a minor literary masterpiece," (Midwest Book Review).

His second novel, "Zen and Sex," is a witty and ironic first-person look at love and relationships as seen from the confused eyes of twenty-four-year old Martin who falls in love with Frances, a woman fourteen years his senior. Winner of two indie author awards and perhaps because it provides a no-holds-barred look into the mind of a man and his uncensored thoughts, it was suggested by the Kindle Book Review that, "every woman should read it as marriage counseling."

Winner of the 2013 USA Best Book Awards for humor, Dermot's third novel, "Brain: The Man That Wrote the Book That Changed the World," is "an entertaining farce about modern society; a deft, fast-paced tale that will leave self-aware readers giggling," (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Coming "Highly Recommended" by the Midwest Book Review, who also called it, "ironic, iconoclastic and pure entertainment from first page to last," the book poses the question of whether an author should write from the heart or write only books that he thinks will sell. I suspect that this novelist is trying to do both...

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Ruth Judges Joshua
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,270. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
After a hard days work, Ruth Schwartz pressed for the elevator on the 21st floor of her high rise office building. Inside the elevator stood a middle-aged man, a man she never met before. Over the ensuing drama-filled hours, Ruth Schwartz would get to know that man intimately and for both of them, their lives would never be the same again...

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  • Fifty Egg Timer Stories on June 25, 2015

    What an eclectic mix! I would call many of these delightful little stories philosophical musings by an intelligent and curious-minded author. More appetizers than main dishes, they run the gamut of genres, time periods (past and future) and places (the author is clearly a well-traveled soul). Some I liked more than others and I was bemused by one of the story's assertions that the earth was a former colony of Mars and humans are what remains of that civilization (ancient astronaut theory, perhaps?). I also liked some of the stories based on the author's real experience (in fact, I loved that the genre of each story was helpfully denoted in parentheses, just like this). Now I'd like to read some longer narratives by the author.