Name David Callinan
Location UK
Member Since Jan 15, 2012
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I have written thrillers, YA fantasy and children's books, as well as some non-fiction and TV/film screenplays. My new Mike Delaney thriller featuring the ex assassin turned Hong Kong Police turned esoteric monk is 'The immortality Plot'.  'Bodyswitch' is a dark paranormal chiller featuring a multi-racial split personality. 'Knife Edge' is more Clive Barker meets Thomas Harris and 'An Angel On My Shoulder' is a spiritual adventure/thriller.

'The Kingdoms Of Time And Space' is a YA fantasy the blends leading edge science with magic, angels with artificial intelligence and the reversal of climate change, as well as fantastical creatures called nanosaurs.

I have also written the first in a chapter book series for children (6-10) called 'The Weather Kids'.

I am Anglo-Irish, from Limerick in the west of Ireland but grew up in the UK. After a host of jobs then art school I busked all over Europe then rediscovered Irish music and formed 'The Spalpeens',  touring with The Dubliners, Sweeney's Men, The Chieftains and many others.

I appeared in films such as The Lion In Winter (Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn) and Sinful Davey (John Hurt) and scores of television advertisements (was even directed by the late, great John Huston).

Later, I formed Urban Clearway, touring and performing with artists such as Elton John, Billy Connolly, Rod Stewart and Long John Baldry. I co-wrote a Celtic rock opera for the Edinburgh Festival. 'Pucka-Ri' starred a young Pierce Brosnan and became one of the hits of the Fringe, before transferring to the Arts Theatre in London.

I began to write seriously, producing a string of screenplays and novels, the first of which, Fortress Manhattan was published by Gollancz (Orion) and the 10 Minute Miracle by HarperCollins. 

I have also been a journalist and PR consultant handling blue-chip clients.


Good Girl Bad Girl

Good Girl Bad Girl

9 parts / 29 pages, updated Mar 05, 2014PG
Ex US government assassin, Hong Kong police enforcer and esoteric monk, Mike Delaney is sucked into a plot that could rock the world when he agrees to reunite two siste... read more
990 reads votes 14 comments 0
An Angel On My Shoulder

An Angel On My Shoulder

19 parts / 101 pages, updated Aug 16, 2013PG
One Man - One Angel - One Prophecy - One Quest Paul is an ordinary man, with an ordinary family and a pretty ordinary job. Why such a man should be chosen by an a... read more
1,234 reads votes 21 comments 2
Knife Edge

Knife Edge

19 parts / 61 pages, updated Aug 13, 2013PG-13
Make me beautiful, make me beautiful…" Ella Fallon makes this secret wish every night. She and her lover Ed Leeming were born brilliant but ugly and their lives made a mise... read more
1,711 reads votes 13 comments 3
Kingdom Of The Nanosaurs (trilogy)

Kingdom Of The Nanosaurs (trilogy)

23 parts / 114 pages, updated Jul 11, 2012GCompleted
In KINGDOM OF THE NANOSAURS (book one of the trilogy THE KINGDOMS OF TIME AND SPACE), Morgan Lane’s phenomenal memory is used by the Guardians, the spiritu... read more
289,537 reads votes 471 comments 45
The 10-Minute Miracle

The 10-Minute Miracle

3 parts / 10 pages, updated Mar 27, 2012G
Re-issue of the best selling self-help, alternative health title first published by HarperCollins and written by David Callinan and Gloria Rawson. This little book s... read more
629 reads votes 3 comments 0
The Weather Kids - and the Rainbow Superhighway

The Weather Kids - and the Rainbow Superhighway

3 parts / 7 pages, updated Mar 27, 2012G
Linzi Lightning (USA), Tommy Thunder (Australia), Rebecca Rain (UK), Wu-Shi Wind (China), Sofia Snow (Russia) and Sami Sunshine (Brazil) are t... read more
425 reads votes 0 comments 0
The Immortality Plot

The Immortality Plot

39 parts / 140 pages, updated Jan 25, 2012PG-13VideoCompleted
Ex-US government assassin and Hong Kong Police martial arts enforcer Mike Delaney is kicked out of the force on a trumped up charge along with his partner Bob Messenge... read more
1,197,136 reads votes 636 comments 51


20 parts / 146 pages, updated Jan 24, 2012RCompleted
If you think your body belongs to you - think again! Jack Madigan has the perfect life. He runs a mission in the Bronx helping New York's poor and homeless, the lost souls of t... read more
2,786 reads votes 10 comments 0
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Well spotted. I've changed that sentence. All other use of the word 'gull' are okay.
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