More About the Author
When adding to your biography, advises Amazon, be creative and that's exactly what I do. Though on the day this picture was taken, I was taking a 'Time Out' on the Bull Island in North Dublin with some of my family. As you can see, the weather was very changeable, but that's what it does here in the Emerald Isle. It changes dramatically and often.
'My' people were hiding behind the camera, but you can see the distinctive Dublin landmark of the Twin Ringsend Towers in the background. I was born and raised under the darker clouds over Raheny, which is not far away. As a kid, my friends and I would often walk or run through Saint Anne's Park and then over the causeway to this beach, where we spent countless summers. If we were not digging, swimming or fishing, we were probably causing mayhem in the dunes off to the right, or simply beach combing the entire length of it, all the way back to the old wooden bridge, more than halfway to those towers.
Later I learned to drive on this beach, and I was also moved on more than once for being 'Parked' with a close friend on it. It makes you wonder what they would have put on the charge sheet had I been a more stubborn rebel than I was. Anyway, that's probably more personal stuff than you wanted to know, so let's get back to creation.
Some people create characters and a story, possibly by tweaking a real life experience and then fictionalising the people or the events, or both. I can do that, but I prefer to mix it a bit more. I also like to create from nothing, because everyone can create from nothing as long as we acknowledge and live within our limits - Right?
But what if our perceived limits were all self imposed? Most of us could be very surprised by the full extent of our capabilities when we really put our minds to it. You've heard stories of both men and women lifting impossible weights to save friends or family. Stories abound about normal people like us doing extraordinary things when pushed, and they're not all about lifting cars off injured people. I'm also talking about our higher attributes. Those would be the ones that will drive us towards our ultimate destiny.
You will not find a greater believer in humanity than me, but I am also the greatest critic of our lack of it. We may be the greatest and most altruistic beings in the universe, but we are equally capable of depravity and oppression. Observations like that make me think, and thinking makes me write and once I have something, I just have to get it out there and share it with you.
I entertain, but I also provoke serious thought. I think everyone should be aware of what we can do and what we really do. There is a chasm between the two and we live, eat, sleep and work in that chasm. It's a dangerous but also a much bigger place than you think, and if you read my stuff, you'll need to think. Well, let me qualify that. When reading Book of Plebs, thinking is pretty much mandatory from the outset because you don't get a chance to let the story take you away. You're just gone. If you want a story that gives you time to put on your safety harness, then Catalysis will do the trick but either way, you're going far away. You'll get no shortage of ideas and concepts that will challenge, as they also entertain.
In my first book, I will take you to visit Spirituality which is nothing to do with religion, though it's also got nothing to do with dead spirits either. However, I'm not stupid enough to believe you'll willingly accompany me to a place you don't think exists. I know I have some serious convincing to do, otherwise you'll assume this book is about fairy tales or Sky Pixies. Now who is being silly? This book is about reality. It's just that I found reality is much more than simply the nuts and bolts that hold the physical parts of it together. Having been there, I can also tell you that it's not as strange as you might think, well, not totally. You might remember some of it because apparently, a lot of us have come and gone quite often but not so much lately, which maybe why I had to write the book. You'll see.
In my second book, we just come across some normal people who are doing what people do by trying to get by as best they can. Like most of us, they also have their challenges, but some of them have more challenges than others. For some reason, (Once again ... you'll see) destiny steps in to give them a much bigger role as the challenges to humanity itself multiply until critical mass is reached and everything changes so radically and forever. That's why I called it 'Catalysis'. You have never read real 'change' like this. You'll see from the moment you open it, that most of the change is already happening, so we shouldn't be too surprised.
I hope you can find what you want here at Amazon, it's a vast store and the only limit is your time and of course your pocket. Your time is your business, but I am sincerely committed to delivering the best quality so I can reach more people. I know you won't be disappointed. You can also preview my books first, to re-assure yourself. If you want to know more about me or my work then come visit me at: http://www.denismcclean.com where you'll also find a link to my Facebook Page and wait for it, a link back to Amazon. Until we meet again - stay safe