David who?

I was born in Belfast during the Troubles and grew up in Springfield Park, the last working class religiously mixed area of west Belfast. One of three children, my dad was a bus driver, my mum a shop assistant in Royal Avenue’s C&A department store.

I left Belfast for London in 1985 with £50 in one pocket and a dog-eared copy of Stephen King's The Stand in the other (I had big pockets). I jobbed in bars and restaurants and later worked as a writer in the software industry.

I love genre fiction, and literary too, providing the writer has graced their pages with an engaging story. I read and listen to books as much as I can, in-between my day job and novel writing.

In 2017 my first thriller, SLEEPER was published by the Dome Press under the partial pseudonym, JD Fennell. The follow up, SLEEPER: THE RED STORM, was published in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. In February 2021, writing as David Fennell, THE ART OF DEATH, was published by Bonnier Books. The follow up - SEE NO EVIL - was published on the 28 April 2022