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About meI am the author of "Daygo's Fury", the first novel in the epic fantasy series "The Daygo Stream". I was born and raised in Ferns, Co. Wexford, Ireland, where I lived until I was seventeen and went to college/uni in Dublin, where I live now. My first love and dream, since I was eleven years old, was to write books and become a writer, but there were no creative writing degrees to speak of in Ireland so I ended up doing a degree in Property Economics. Here I learned first-hand about the drivers of property cycles during the greatest property bust in decades. Through school and all the way through college, I dabbled in writing, in both first person literary fiction and fantasy. And once college was over, I moved home to my parent's house for a year to make my first attempt at it, which predictably ended in disaster; as seems to be a rite of passage for any writer. After this I spent some time living in Canada and working in Dublin before I set out my stall and decided to try again. Close to three years later, I bring you Daygo's Fury. I grew up reading David Gemmell and Harry Potter, and was instantly hooked on fantasy. From this I found Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" series. This and all of Gemmell's work have inspired and influenced much of what I hope to achieve in "The Daygo Stream" series. Gemmell showed me true heroic drama, while Robert Jordan created a world and a story on a scale I've never seen before or since. Two other huge influences to my writing style come from the world of literary fiction. Wally Lamb's "This Much I Know is True" and all of Phillip Roth's work. Phillip Roth's use of language surpasses anyone else, in my opinion, and "This Much I Know is True" created a bond with the main character stronger than in any other book that I have read. I find that I unconsciously, unwittingly mimic my style on all four of these writers. Though there are so many more that I have gained inspiration from.
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