Gerald M. O’Connor is a native Corkonian, born in Blarney in 1975. O'Connor earned a BDS from University College Cork and worked in the UK for fifteen years as a dentist before returning to Ireland in 2013. Currently, O'Connor lives in Dublin with his family and pens character-driven novels of various genres. His debut work, The Origins of Benjamin Hackett, is due for release in February 2017 from Down&Out Books. When he isn’t glued to the keyboard, O'Connor enjoys spending time with his family and being anywhere remotely in sight of the sea.