• Currently working on a historical novel set in North America in late nineteenth/early twentieth century. About 50k words written. Some re-working to do.

General details

  • oldreeder

  • Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland

  • Frank Parker

  • Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

  • Male

In short

  • Retired Engineer, born UK now living in Ireland. Enjoy cycling, all kinds of music, reading (mostly novels but also biography). Married since 1965.

  • As a writer: have short story published in anthology of work by people resident in Co Laois in 2006.  2 stories submitted to another anthology scheduled for publication later this year (2011)

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Alternative History, Family Life & Saga, General, Historical Fiction, Literary, Political, Short Story, Thriller/Suspense

    Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Politics & Current Affairs, Popular Science, Reference, Travel

  • The Hand that First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrel
  • In bed
  • Ian McEwan; (the late) JG Ballard; Ray Bradbury; Joseph O'Connor; John McGahern; too many to list really!