Short, Sharp Interview with Paul D. Brazill

PDB: Can you pitch THE ORIGINS OF BENJAMIN HACKETT in 25 words or less? GMOC: On discovering the truth of his adoption, 18-year-old Benjamin Hackett hunts down his parents in a country determined to keep them a secret. PDB: Which music, books, films, songs or...

Book Review by Sheri Hoyte for Readerviews.com

The Origins of Benjamin Hackett, by Gerald M. O’Connor, is a hilarious coming of age tale that takes place in Cork, Ireland, and is quite unlike any coming of age story I’ve ever read. When Benjamin Hackett turns eighteen years old, his parents rather unceremoniously...

The Big Thrill

Gerald M. O’Connor recently took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions for The Big Thrill: What do you hope readers will take away from this book? I hope they learn something about the fallibility that resides within us all. Perfection is an...

My First Q&A

The Origins of Benjamin Hackett takes place in your hometown of Cork, Ireland. For people who are not familiar with the region, what is it like and why did it become the perfect setting for your book? The county of Cork is no small place. It is a big unwieldy organism...

Developing a Writing Habit

If you have not already heard, there are numerous real-life benefits to developing a daily writing ritual. Whether it’s writing a journal, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or anything else, writing is a unique form of self-expression that strengthens communication...