William O'Brien


Living in a small village in Lancashire, England, the author has written a number of books based on the tale 'Peter'.

In the 1990s, the author had twenty-one articles published, both nationally and internationally. After gaining an honours degree in Geosciences, doing post-graduate study in Occupational Health and Fitness, and earning a masters degree in Science Communication, he developed an interest for simple communication.

A passion for writing again emerged, and combining various interests in fine art, museum exhibition display, biology, geology, poetry, and the mystical led to the story of Peter: A Darkened Fairytale. The author still retains a childlike vision of the world, which is conveyed throughout his books.

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Peter - The World (Peter: A Darkened Fairytale): Short Poems & Tiny Thoughts - Vol 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
Companion book of mystical poems to the novel, Peter: A Darkened Fairytale. Book series: Peter: A Darkened Fairytale (story), Peter, Enchantment and Stardust (full poetry), Peter: The World - Short Poems & Tiny Thoughts (Vol 1), Surreal Peter - Short, Poems & Tiny Thoughts (Vol 2), Peter: Crank's Time - Short Poems & Tiny Thoughts (Vol 3), Next Peter story due for release shortly.
Peter: A Darkened Fairytale
Price: $3.87 USD. Words: 43,720. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A cauldron of descriptive imagery, surreal places and characters create an exciting and imaginative 'off-the-wall' fantasy trip. Books series: Peter: A Darkened Fairytale (story), Peter, Enchantment and Stardust (full poetry), Peter: The World - Short Poems & Tiny Thoughts (Vol 1), Surreal Peter - Short Poems & Tiny Thoughts (Vol 2), Peter: Crank's Time - Short Poems & Tiny Thoughts (Vol 3).

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  • Paradoxical II Prophecies & Premonitions on March 01, 2015

    5***** Psychic phenomenon! Paradoxical II: Prophecies & Premonitions ... Victoria Roberts Siczak A brilliant follow-up from Paradoxical I and this is a 'must read' for those into the paranormal. Angels, the mystical and apparitions capture the reader in this well-written book as a group of scientists investigate cases and the perceptions of many people. There is even a sprinkling of Voodoo, and gateways into these other worlds are open - the phenomena is about to be unleashed. I am a massive fan of this series and I can't wait to get hold of the next book. 5***** Psychic phenomenon!
  • Paradoxical I Angels & Apparitions on March 01, 2015

    An angelic and mystical 5***** Paradoxical I: Angels & Apparitions by Victoria Roberts Siczak An amazing story incorporating the mysterious realm of angels and spiritual apparitions. Regardless, of if you are looking for a fictional read or have a deeper seeking of the outer dimensions - this one will greatly appeal to readers of the genres. The book contains a belief to acknowledge other worldly beings and entities which has been penned into a superb story. As a believer in angels and spirits - I highly recommend this as a stimulating read for the mind and the soul. An angelic and mystical 5*****
  • Liaisons: Meeting Connecting Committing on March 01, 2015

    Thrilling and intelligent 5***** Liaisons: Meeting Connecting Commitment [Kindle Edition] Victoria Roberts Siczak I was give a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Liaisons: Meeting Connecting Commitment is a dream to many- a fantasy... a wish from the magic lamp. Although, is it all as it seems? Do you get what you really want in life? There is what you want and what you actually need- they are not the same thing. In this amazing book and to a point, you are shown the differences of the strangeness of human life. The superficial beauty of everyday life distorted with the dysfunctional undercurrents of the psychologically deranged. The novel gives a thrilling read incorporating schizophrenia, love and intimacy. Sex and sensuality combined with suspense and a killer will draw you into the pages from start to finish. Be careful how you date! A massive 5*****
  • To Risk Extinction on March 01, 2015

    A brilliant and gripping creation 5***** To Risk Extinction by Victoria Roberts Siczak A thrilling and gripping book by Siczak, which engages the reader magnificently. An interesting topic that explores containing the spread of the AIDS virus by repressing the libido as the government infringes on human nature. Although, To Risk Extinction, a research scientist has to find a solution to the epidemic and leads to a captivating read. You are led into the belief the events that occur within these pages are very real and may even happen - and possibly, they could! A brilliant and gripping creation 5*****
  • Home on March 23, 2015

    Spilling with truth and sadness 5***** Home Uvi Poznansky The word selection by Poznansky is impeccable in the work 'Home'. Such a fine piece of writing, true to touch and behold as the author leads you into her world. Spilling with truth and sadness, these private moments will lead the reader into previously unfelt places of the heart. A beautiful and poignant, endearing but painful story The words from Poznansky are very well crafted and some would call it perfection. 'Home' is impeccable 5*****
  • Twisted on March 23, 2015

    Elements and emotions Twisted by Uvi Poznansky The unique way in which Poznansky writes and defines stories is certainly one to be discovered. Twisted is no exception with the wrapping together of many elements and emotions, touching the soul. A perspective which will challenge the reader to explore new depths in this cleverly paced read. Nicely done to torment the senses. Highly recommended 5*****