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.
Three years later he was telling cliffhangers to the guys who hung out at the local snooker 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 brought his short stories to Brian Friel. Friel told him, "This stuff's better than what I was doing at your age. Keep it up." But Colm came away 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 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 and it got some great reviews. (See Colm's Preliminaries page just before episode 1 of THE FABRICATOR).
But then Colm decided to reach for a place way beyond the sky and tell about the events that took place when James Joyce came 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 novel that’s bang up-to-date, sexy, outrageous and accessible to one and all – saints, scholars and those looking for a good horny read. It’s called FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JAMES JOYCE and it's already in line to win the inaugural Good Sex Award at a ceremony to be held in Maynooth College, Ireland, the gold phallic statuette to be presented, rumour has it, by the Catholic Primate himself. US critics loved it. (See Preliminaries page).
And now we present his 2 latest offerings - THE FABRICATOR and THE WAKE. Which cost money. But not on Wattpad where they're FREEEEEE!
- JoinedJanuary 14, 2013
ColmHerron Oct 25, 2016 01:46PM
I read and revewed a brilliant book of short stories that are chillingly perfect for Halloween reading. Magic stuff. https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3GF5733BBPLLL/ref=pe_1572281_66412651_cm_rv_eml_r...View all Conversations