Lovely post from fellow author and great guy Derek Farrell 😀
I got to know Derek through those two crazy kids Clare London and Liam Livings. Am dead chuffed to have him as a guest.
What inspired you to start writing?
Writing – story telling – isn’t really something I was inspired to do. It’s just something I have always had to do. Like breathing, or smiling at kitten videos.
My first memories were of the library my dad used to take me to. I learned that stories were magical things that could help transport you to another place, or make sense of the place you were in.
And I’m Irish – my whole family are story tellers. We talk to, over, around and into each other. Even a trip to the butcher could – when my mother told it – become something funny and exciting.
So writing was just a way to record the stories my head was filled with…
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