Joe McCoubrey is a former Irish newspaper editor who is now a full-time action thriller writer. His first full-time job after leaving college was as a showroom salesman for a car-parts company. At coffee break on the first morning he walked to the nearest cafeteria, and kept on walking - he never went back! At the turn of the seventies he joined the Civil Service based at Stormont, the seat of the Northern Ireland Government, and watched behind the scenes as some of the country's most momentous events unfolded. These were the early dark days of the 'troubles' - events that reverberated around the world, and somehow served to push him towards his real passion of writing. He became a journalist, later a Newspaper Editor, and then a partner in a News Agency. He converted to being a full-time novelist a few years ago, and has not looked back.
His debut full-length thriller "SOMEONE HAS TO PAY" was quickly followed by an action short story "DEATH BY LICENCE" which featured in an anthology alongside the works of some of the best writers in the current thriller scene. He has also published a second full-length actioner "ABSENCE OF RULES" and is currently working on two new manuscripts.
When he's not writing Joe is always available to help new authors. Over the past year he has edited and formatted seven titles for debut writers.
Joe McCoubrey has lived all his life in the beautiful Irish town of Downpatrick, made famous by its association with the national Patron Saint, St. Patrick.
You can visit Joe McCoubrey at: http://joemccoubrey.com/