Colm Herron's first writing career began when he was seven.
At that time he wrote stories about vampires and two-headed gravediggers and stitched them together on his big sister's sewing machine before selling them to classmates.
Soon he was telling cliff-hangers to the guys who hung out at the local gambling hall. Colm's abiding memory is that these big wasters seemed to enjoy this weekly break from misspending their lives.
At age fourteen he had a play on BBC Children's Hour and at twenty-two he was bringing his short stories to Brian Friel, a neighbour and budding playwright. Friel told him: "This stuff's better than what I was doing at your age. Keep it up!" But Colm was unimpressed and remembers thinking "This guy's going nowhere. I don't know why I came to him at all."
Result: Colm gave up writing and decided to live instead. Meanwhile Friel took off and while his plays were showing worldwide to great acclaim for the next thirty years and more, a story was kicking and turning in Colm's head. That story became a novel and he called it FOR I HAVE SINNED.
But then Colm decided to reach for a place way beyond the sky and tell about events that take place when James Joyce comes back from the dead. Randy as a goat and raring to write after many years of doing without, James decides (among other things) to pen a new novel that's bang up-to-date, sexy, and accessible to one and all - saints, scholars and those in search of a good horny read. He names it FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JAMES JOYCE and amazingly it's already in line to win the inaugural Good Sex Award at a ceremony to be held in Maynooth Seminary, Ireland, the gold phallic statuette to be presented, rumour has it, by the Catholic Primate himself.
And now we present Colm's three latest offerings - THE FABRICATOR, THE WAKE and A MAIDEN SO BEWITCHING. Which cost you money to buy. But not on Wattpad where they're FREEEEEE!
- JoinedJanuary 14, 2013