Brendan Gerad O’Brien was born in Tralee, Ireland and now lives in Newport, South Wales.
As a child he spent his summer holidays in Listowel, Co Kerry where his uncle Moss Scanlon had a Harness Maker’s shop. It was a magnet for all sorts of colourful characters, and it was there that Brendan’s love of storytelling was kindled by the likes of John B. Keane and Bryan MacMahon, who often wandered in for a chat and bit of jovial banter.
The numerous short stories Brendan wrote based on those characters have been published in various anthologies and eMags over the years.
He has now self-published twenty of them in a collection called Dreamin’ Dreams and also as stand-alone stories with Amazon.com.
His first novel, a thriller set in Wales during WW2, is called
Dark September and is published by Tirgearr Publishing.
Gallows Field is his second thriller and is also set in WW2, only this time in Ireland.