Michael Donnelly


I am a new author who has just finished my first novel. I currently work in a busy office but would hope that my dreams of telling captivating stories for a living will eventually come to fruition.

I currently reside in Glasgow with my wife, pet dog and rabbit. My loves are film and film making and I have written and directed a number of short films. I have always had a passion for writing and felt that the time is right that I attempt my own novel.

My main influences would be horror and crime cinema from all over the world including Italy, Japan, China and the UK. My favourite authors would be Mario Puzo, Jack Ketchum, Mick Foley and James Herbert.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Motherwell, which is a small town just outside Glasgow. I went to college there to study media and TV production which is where my love of film making flourished and I learned what makes a good story and how to write scripts. This love for script writing has really driven my enthusiasm for writing novels
When did you first start writing?
I always enjoyed writing short stories in school but didn't really focus on writing at that stage. Over the past 10 or 15 years I have seen how difficult it is to become a published author or script writer and within the last 7 years and with the advancements of self publishing ebooks has my enthusiasm for writing really taken off.
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Where to find Michael Donnelly online

Twitter: @capothenovel


Capo: a Tale of Life in the Mafia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,910. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Capo tells the violent story of Frankie Scalise, raised in the tough, Mafia entrenched streets of the Red hook section of New York. He and his 2 friends soon become seduced by the lifestyle of the local “wiseguys”. After many years, Frankie works his way up the ranks to Capo with his own crew where he will be faced with decisions that will question how far he is willing to go for the Family.

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