Tag Archives: Derry

L Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future 2016

I was fortunate enough to receive an “Honorable Mention” in this contest last year and provided with a certificate for my efforts. I tend to reticent to display such awards, playing down their significance. Maybe its time I stopped that … Continue reading

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Where did September go?

And put the brakes on 2013. I should really be pushing my latest publications: Pixels: The Cause and the Cloud Cuckoo and Mythic Blood (The Milesian Revised) as two excellent reads of Ireland past and of legend. If I say … Continue reading

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I’ve been using the pen name “Phoenix Martin” since 1996, before the cyber explosion and, hell, even before I had a computer to myself. Certainly before it became trendy. It came to being as I painstakingly transcribed by hand my … Continue reading

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Emerging from ennui

In my spare moments I have been thinking what to call that phase between boredom and inspiration. I’ve decided to call it the “aspiration point”. Perry McDaid  

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BIO Irish writer, Perry McDaid, lives in Derry under the brooding brows of Donegal hills which he occasionally hikes in search of druidic inspiration. His diverse creative writing appears internationally in the like of Aurora Wolf; Quantum; Mad Scientists Journal; … Continue reading

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In May 2015 I was fortunate to have the following article published by Flash Fiction Chronicles, the ‘journalistic’ side of Every Day Fiction. Since then their entire site network was demolished by some virus – they informed me – and … Continue reading

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PIXELS: THE CAUSE AND THE CLOUD CUCKOO   Drawing from actual events and utilizing dramatic invention this book of fiction allows some insight into a reality which existed within and despite the troubles in Northern Ireland. Novels and biographies on … Continue reading

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