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Don Booker is an Irish recluse who blogs about life in resessionary Ireland while editing a book.. based on the writings of his dead best friend who lived live to excess.

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  • 417
    on Sep 3, 2010 in The Writing Life
    Lord what a week. I've been moving all week, not to far away, but a better space. They say moving is one of life's most stressful time. Luckily there is Xanax and Valium for that. (I kid).I moved many times. I've lost count to be honest. Can't rememb...
  • Author In The Zone ~ Marit Meredith
    on Sep 1, 2010 in Authors In The Zone
    Next up in the Author In The Zone series is Marit Meredith.Marit Meredith was born and brought up in Norway, but travelled to London in 1972 on what was supposed to be what we now call a 'gap year.' She met her future husband weeks into her stay and...
  • Sonny Strange Days.
    on Sep 1, 2010 in The Writing Life Sonny Strange
    Some days are definitely sent to test. Not sure what they are testing, but all going well a few more revolutions of that clock up there over my head, and I'll see it into another day. Can't be any worse than the one I just had. Business is bad.The al...
  • A Sonny Strange StoryMy son went back to school this morning and into his fifth class. He looked smashing in his uniform and he had a smile heading out the door. It's nice to see now, but it made me wonder when that smile will disappear in the years ahead. The sun shone...
  • A Bitchin' Sunday.
    on Aug 29, 2010 in The Writing Life
    Were you ever tired of being tired? I wrote a post about publishing and cynicism on Friday and my computer decided to be awkward and despite the fact Blogger has an auto save feature I still managed to lose it.I didn't want to go to war with the lapt...
  • Author In The Zone ~ David Robinson.
    on Aug 27, 2010 in Authors In The Zone
    Next up in the Author in the Zone series is writer, David Robinson. David lends us his insight on a variety of things after nearly 30 years in the writing game. David is a writer based in Greater Manchester. The author of 4 novels, the latest of whic...
  • 'Workaholic Insomniac'
    on Aug 25, 2010 in The Writing Life
    I usually do my rejection piece on a Monday, but there was nothing to write about. However, please don't be disappointed, it's here today. Dreams of high-powered board meetings arguing over million dollar advances were soon shattered when three came...
  • Author In The Zone ~ Trevor Belshaw
    on Aug 25, 2010 in Authors In The Zone
    Our seventh Author In The Zone is Trevor Belshaw, from Nottingham in the U.K. Trevor Belshaw writes for both adults and children and lives in Nottingham with his wife Doreen and two Springer Spaniels, Molly and Maisie. When not writing he listens to...
  • Author In The Zone ~ Carl Franklin
    on Aug 23, 2010 in Authors In The Zone
    Our sixth Author In The Zone is Carl Franklin.Carl Franklin, 23, is the author of Bloodlines and its upcoming sequel, Legacy. Raised in Grand Junction, Colorado, he can be found scouring the depths of Facebook and usually in front of the computer scr...
  • Ramblings From The Writers Mind ~Charachter Development.There's a thing about real friendship that is enduring, some of my earliest are still among my strongest today. We don't live and breath each others life but we all know each other is there if needed. At least you hope so.Once in a while one crosses...
  • Booker's World ~ Online.During the week I interviewed Gerry McCullough about her new book, Belfast Girls. Gerry told me about how she had her book picked up on Authonomy, a website for writers affiliated with Harper Collins.Though the site has many writers on board and a wi...
  • Poetry In Motion.
    on Aug 21, 2010 in The Writing Life
    A piece of good news this week. A piece of poetry I wrote while on a visit to the island of Jersey back in 1999, has been selected for inclusion as part of the Boyne Writers Group upcoming anthology of poems and prose. The anthology, Boyne Berries, h...
  • Author In The Zone ~ Gerry McCullough.
    on Aug 20, 2010 in Authors In The Zone
    Our fifth Author In The Zone is Belfast writer, and soon to be published, Gerry McCullough.Gerry McCullough, born and brought up in North Belfast, has been writing since childhood. Belfast Girls, which will be brought out by Night Publishing in Septe...
  • Jack.
    on Aug 19, 2010 in The Writing Life
    There seems to be lots to do lately. Putting pieces of various jigsaws together in order to complete them. If one was a mathematician, one would say one was 80% of the way there to being where he set out to be at the beginning of the writing year. Wh...
  • Author In The Zone ~ BethAnn Buehler
    on Aug 18, 2010 in Authors In The Zone
    Our fourth Author In The Zone is Indianapolis based writer, BethAnn Buehler. Below, BethAnn talks about her new book, Broken Together.BethAnn Buehler is a writer based in the heart of the States, Indianapolis, Indiana. BethAnn is the author of Broken...
  • Authors In The Zone ~ Lila Monro
    on Aug 17, 2010 in Authors In The Zone
    The third installment of Authors in the Zone features American writer, Lila Monro.Lila Munro is a writer of contemporary romance currently residing along the coast of North Carolina. She is currently under contract for three novels, and when she’s...
  • State SideIt's the middle of August and one is glad they work indoors as the summer is proving to be just another washout.I've had no more submission replies to my queries in the past seven days. I think I've exhausted most avenues open to me in Ireland and th...
  • Blair Kelly ~ Spy Novelist.
    on Aug 16, 2010 in Don Booker Musings. Politics
    It's getting too close to the witching hour to be going off on one, so I won't. An overflowing gutter flows on to a bin outside, and if it were not so damn wet, I'd go out and move it. Apart from that it's silent.I was trolling through various news o...
  • Opening 'Chapter'It's been almost a year since I started the blog. Today, I'm posting the opening page from the book this blog helped me construct.The tale is a coming-of-age novel, as seen through the eyes of the fictional Don Booker, who begins writing a book to es...
  • Robbie Keane Gets The Booker Endorsement
    on Aug 11, 2010 in Sport Ireland The Booker Endorsement
    A new sporting era started tonight in the world of Irish soccer, when the Aviva Stadium hosted the first international to be played at the site of the old Lawsdowne Road.With a capacity of 50,000, which i personally feel is a little light and does no...
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