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Proposal ~ A Short Story

Proposal The station clock hanging from the wrought iron roof brace seems to have stopped. The dark hands and black numerals of the Victorian timepiece fade behind a grey mist swirling in from the sea. I squint to bring the numbers into focus. Less than three minutes to go. Come on, John. Breathe. She’ll be here in a minute. Jayne called earlier, when the train left Euston, so I know she’s aboard. All I can do is wait and hope I can hold myself together until she arrives. The tension hurts like a knife thrust through my stomach, but all [...]

By |2018-09-25T23:47:24+00:00February 26th, 2016|Categories: Short Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Chameau’s Tale ~ A Short Story

Here's a bit of nonsense for your delectation.  This was the first story I ever posted on the Interweb, back in 2012. Hope you like it.   Pierre Chameau stared up at the half-painted ceiling with resignation. His wife—‘she’—was right, as usual. He never finished anything and he wouldn’t be finishing the ceiling any time soon. Damn it, what a waste of space he was. Chameau had never believed in fate, but the final straw had been waiting for him all bloody day, which had started gently enough, with a stroll down to the shops for groceries and a stop [...]

By |2018-09-23T11:47:32+00:00January 23rd, 2016|Categories: Short Stories|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Catch A Live Online Interview with Kerry J Donovan on ‘Changes’ with Sally Ember

Hi guys, Now here’s a thing. I am an idiot. No surprises there of course, but what did I do this time? I agreed to a live online interview for a blogger in the US... and forgot about it! Yep, that’s right, I’ll be broadcasting live to the world for a whole hour on Wednesday 3rd June at 10:00 EDT (that’s 15:00hrs BST). The Youtube replay has now been added below. The interview is part of the ‘Changes’ series hosted by Sally Ember, who chats with authors writing in various genres. I think she’s particularly keen to discuss my fantasy/sci-fi [...]

By |2018-09-25T23:29:27+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Books, Interviews|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Interview ~ Agency Rules by Khalid Muhammad

Agency Rules by Khalid Muhammad Hi guys, In addition to Friday-Fortnight Interviews, I will, from time to time, add the occasional interview with friends and authors from around the world. Here's the first one! Today, I present, Khalid Muhammad who discusses his excellent thriller, Agency Rules. KJD: Hi Khalid, what’s the inspiration behind Agency Rules? KH: The book is inspired by a series of events in Pakistan. When we go backward to the 1980s and the Afghan conflict, or the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, a series of events began in Pakistan that the country still [...]

By |2018-09-25T23:16:44+00:00January 31st, 2015|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

I’ve Been Interviewed…

I've Been Interviewed... Hi guys, Thought I'd let you know I've been interviewed by a blogger. If you fancy reading it, here's the link. https://whathasbeenread.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/interview-with-author-kerry-j-donovan/ Cheers, Kerry  

The Ballad of Jürgen Sömersön the Busker

The Ballad of Jürgen Sömersön the Busker For my musician son, Kyall... The chord, a G-major, fades to a thrumming silence. Next time I’ll add harmonic after tones to beef up the ending. It’s not Carnegie Hall, but all I need is an audience. Shoppers rush past. Most ignore, but some glance and nod in appreciation. A blonde woman stops, smiles, and listens. Her head bobs with the rhythm. When she leaves, there’s another banknote, a Jackson, among the coins in the guitar case. I’ll eat well tonight. My guitar, Genevieve, is warm and responsive in my arms. She shares [...]

By |2018-09-25T22:03:06+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Short Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Short Story #1 – Sweet William (Part 2)

Sweet William (Part 2) Continued... Every Sunday morning, Mum and Dad dragged us, kicking and screaming, to church. They'd done so ever since I could remember. We hated going, but had to put up with the boredom. No choice to it in those days. Mum's word was law and she had the devout Christian ethic of the true eyes-closed, heads-up believer. Dad used to go along with her to keep the peace more than anything else. Most of the year there’d be no more than fifteen in the congregation. Two expatriate Irish families, my lot and the Kellys, plus a [...]

By |2018-09-25T22:01:20+00:00July 1st, 2014|Categories: Short Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Short Story #1 – Sweet William (Part 1)

Sweet William Memories from a troubled childhood “Tom?’ I asked as Simon and Garfunkel’s 'Cecelia', one of my favourites, faded into Mungo Jerry’s In the Summertime. “What’s up, baby brother?’ He called from the top bunk. I hated it when he called me that and he knew it, which is why he carried on doing it, of course. “Turn the radio up a bit, I can’t hear it.” Tom had bought the radio from saved pocket money, and so controlled the volume. The sound level decreased. He could be a real pain in the bum sometimes. A few minutes later [...]

By |2018-09-25T21:52:46+00:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Short Stories|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Welcome to the Kerry J Donovan Website!

Welcome to the Kerry J Donovan Website! Hi guys, Surprising isn't it? I've been dragged into the 20th 21st century by my fabulous Australian web mistress! And what an entrance. I am absolutely thrilled with the result of all her hard work and effort. However I am also openly technically-challenged and have yet to learn how to drive this thing, so for now my posts will be short. Stay tuned for some exciting news about my upcoming book - The Transition of Johnny Swift. Cheers, Kerry

By |2018-09-23T08:40:52+00:00March 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reader Reviews

  • There is continuity and flow between the books, which makes the reader feel they have read one long, enjoyable saga, instead of three separate books. But be warned; when you get to Ellis Flynn, try not to have anything else to do in your life (like sleep or eat) because you are not going to want to stop until you finish. The hallmark of a true winner in my estimation. Teresa Collins
  • A nice mix of scenery, relationships and action, with plenty of mysterious twists and turns, keeps the pace of the story moving nicely. Suzanne Pherigo

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