About

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.
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8 Published Works

Featured work.

An Angel On My Shoulder

Social data: 1.3K reads. 23 votes. 2 comments.

Description: 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 angel group to fulfil a quest that will help transform the world is anyone's guess. Co...


Other Works by DavidCallinan.
Bodyswitch

Bodyswitch

3K 37 0

If you think your body belongs to you - think again! Jack Madigan has the perfect life. He runs a missi...

Mature Completed
Knife Edge

Knife Edge

2K 18 4

Make me beautiful, make me beautiful…" Ella Fallon makes this secret wish every night. She and her lover...

The Immortality Plot

The Immortality Plot

1.2M 672 50

Ex-US government assassin and Hong Kong Police martial arts enforcer Mike Delaney is kicked out of the f...

Completed
Good Girl Bad Girl

Good Girl Bad Girl

1.2K 17 0

Ex US government assassin, Hong Kong police enforcer and esoteric monk, Mike Delaney is sucked into a pl...

After a long break from Wattpad I am uploading new chapters of some books so that all books will be complete.
      
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