The house is quiet now as I stand in the hallway. My mind is in a state
of confusion. What if he’s dead? What if I’ve killed my teacher? It’s all my
fault. I look up the stairs to where Murphy is lying still on the landing. He
does not move.
I am currently in the last (difficult) stages of editing my first novella which I intend to publish in the coming months via Createspace. More anon.
Two years in the making, it is a YA novella called, ‘The Trouble with Sam.’
What’s it about I hear you ask?
The Trouble with Sam tells the story of a student and teacher whose lives intersect during a school term.
Sam Crowe is a quiet but troubled teen living in a small town in Ireland. He struggles to find his place in
the world. He hates himself. He hates school. He hates everything.
Mr. Murphy is troubled. A once idealistic teacher, he is struggling to keep going after a bad choice that
resulted in a former pupil committing suicide.
Their worlds collide with life-changing consequences.
The Trouble with Sam explores masculinity, bullying, suicide and crime in contemporary Ireland and is coming soon.