Readers told me I make them laugh and then clench their fists in anger at the injustices and afflictions I describe. As a result, they question their views on the serious issues underneath my stories.
A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR
I am a storyteller, an author and blogger.
I create characters who are unusual. Readers like the comic antics and the quirky names of my characters. I give them names that have their own backstory that I leave to the readers’ imagination to conjure with. A character named Runaway Flynn does not need an explanation. Combine Maloney with his missing legs conjures up his own unique story.
A professor at Warwick University MA Creative Writing programme told me ‘the anarchic humour in your writing has a darker side that is typically Irish’.
The Irish flavour, the humour, the way I deal with the absurdities of life open up serious issues. That approach comes from my background and from years tuned into the many people I met on my journey to today and along my migration routes around the world.
Some readers don’t care to read about serious issues. They like the comic antics of the characters and read my books for entertainment.
I welcome both responses.
It is fun writing fun, but fun is too serious to be taken lightly.