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
Google DoubleClick – easy advertising for writers and publishers

Google DoubleClick – easy advertising for writers and publishers

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

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…

Writing mania – intriguing words

Writing mania – intriguing words

What’s in a word! Whether it is Verbomania or Typomania, a love of words is nothing new for writers… but what about a mania to do with words? Here’s a list of Wordy Manias for all you Lalomaniacs!   Some…

Ireland Again by Jessica Baron Hughes

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

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

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…

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"

An Seol Briste

I'm like a sail that’s seen
too much the sea,
too much the setting sun
having still not sailed enough.
Once handsome a time ago
racing gulls just off of shore,
racing waves to the horizon
my breeze has come and gone....

From "Ireland Again & Other Poetry"

Car Parking

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.

From "Ireland Again & Other Poetry"

Markings of a Past.

Drafting a tribal
symbol onto my face
with Indian ink—
invisible to our senses,
the sensations on the
skin are indelible,
like memories of a
ghost’s aura drawn
to a certain silence.

Publications

Ireland Again and other Poetry

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