About Kerry

About Kerry J Donovan

Kerry J Donovan was born in Dublin. He spent most of his life in the UK, and now lives in the heart of rural Brittany with his wonderful and patient wife, Jan. They have three children and four grandchildren (so far), all of whom live in England. An absentee granddad, Kerry is hugely thankful for the advent of video calling.

The cottage is a pet free zone (apart from the field mice, moles, and red squirrels).

Kerry earned a first class honours degree in Human Biology, and has a PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences. A former scientific advisor to The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, he helped UK emergency first-responders prepare for chemical attacks in the wake of 9/11. This background adds a scientific edge to his writing. He is also a former furniture designer/maker.



Kerry published The DCI Jones Casebook: Raymond Collins, in May 2013, the second Casebook installment, Ellis Flynn in November 2013, and the third Casebook, Sean Freeman in May 2015. All are available in e-versions, and you can buy Ellis Flynn and Sean Freeman in paperback.

In August 2014, Kerry’s Sci-fi/Thriller, The Transition of Johnny Swift, was published and is available in e-version and paperback. The novel reached #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers List in December 2014.

2016 brought a new genre to Kerry’s writing: American action adventure. On Lucky Shores was published in January and is available in e-version and paperback. It also saw Kerry publish a short story and flash fiction collection cleverly titled, The Collection.


Latest Press

eNovel-Round-Logo (1)

Kerry is now a proud member of the eNovel Authors at Work group, who help indie authors by paying forward their experience and advice.

He was also featured on Phil’s International Sports show in March 2014 in a guest spot, talking about The Transition of Johnny Swift.

Also check out Kerry’s interview by Phil Naessens from The Writers Showcase from January, 2014, where he talks about the DCI Jones Casebook: Ellis Flynn.

In this interview, he covers living in France, gives insight into his writing process, and offers a few tips for other aspiring authors

My Writing Process – Blog Hop

Kerry was invited to share his writing process by fellow author, the excellent Michaela Miles. Click here to read his answers and to see who he tagged for the next leg of the relay…. 

Interview with Michaela Miles

Michaela took over Kerry’s website to ask him all kinds of questions about his new book, his writing process, and there are some bonus fan questions from Kerry’s book launch event.

DCI Jones Casebook: Ellis Flynn Book Trailers

Kerry has released two book trailers to promote the DCI Jones Casebook: Ellis Flynn.

If you would like to use this media, please check the trailer out on YouTube and embed or share from there.

Independent Reviews

What Has Been Read Cannot Be Unread
Coffee Talk Writers

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    • On Lucky Shores has great humour throughout and the romance was handled really well … the plot resolution was fantastic! Ashley Capes (Author of The Bone Mask Trilogy)
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