Hey people! My name is Patrick James and let me introduce myself...
I am the eternal student… or for the purpose of writing this new book – a literary horologist of sorts
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If you are a publishing writer or publishing house, promotion for new releases is very import. This is doubly true in the case of self-publishers or small publishing houses. It has always been true, that aside from the top grossing authors, the majority of book releases have limited advertising budgets to work with, in order … Continued
Harry Potter – Visit Diagon Alley
I admit to being a big fan of the Harry Potter books and films. J.K. Rowling created an intriguing world of magic and wizardry and the response to the series of books is what can only be described as a…
Ireland Again by Jessica Baron Hughes
Ireland Again painting – From mind to canvas This beautiful painting “Ireland Again” by the talented Cork painter Jessica Baron Hughes always manages to engulf me. It was specially commissioned for the cover of my most recent poetry book by…
Ripper Street – Inspiring Steampunk Chapters
I recently did some filming on the set of the TV series Ripper Street and wanted to share some of the photos and how it benefited my writing. The great thing about getting into character like this is it provides…
Computer building – she boots up in Irish
Something strange this way comes… and can be the very cue you need to try something new. I’ve recently taken to using the Irish language on my computers. For some bizarre reason, the computer that I built which I call “The Morrígan” started up in Irish the first time I booted her up, but that’s … Continued
Been busy in the laboratory… literary horology…
The writer’s laboratory Last few months I have been busy in the laboratory working on my new Steampunk novel… which I am hoping will meet with a warm welcome when it is finally born. As some of you may know I have been blogging for quite some time and the original Patrick James Blog was, … Continued
Please take a moment to enjoy a little of my poetry
This is a small sample from the bookIreland Again & Other New Poetry
From "Ireland Again & Other Poetry"
My partner recently told her friends that she really did wish that I would take the bus to work or walk... the walls of Trinity college are black with fumes off the countless exhausts— Molly Malone bears that uncomfortable frown of a woman suffering with asthma and the Anna-Livia has contracted lung-cancer from her passive smoking... and the great iron-railings of Dublin weep for her.
Ireland Again and other Poetry
Ireland Again & Other New Poetry This wonderful poetry anthology features a variety of themes, with an inescapable backdrop of “Irishness”. Available on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Available to buy on Amazon Thought-provoking and at times poignant, Ireland Again & other New Poetry includes moving poems such as “Email to Heaven” which Patrick James dedicates to his cherished father. … Continued