Brian O'Hare, MA, Ph.D., is a retired assistant director of a large regional college of further and higher education. He is married, has three children, ten grandchildren, one great grandchild. He plays golf three times a week off a ten handicap and does a lot of voluntary work. Any writing he has previously done was academic.
He had a liver disease since childhood which resulted in his taking early retirement a number of years ago. In 2002 he had a liver transplant but is strong and healthy now. He continued to do academic writing well into his retirement, e.g., book-length studies for The University of Ulster/YouthAid: The Excluded Adolescent (pub. U.U., 2004) and followed that with a memoir about his liver transplant, (A Spiritual Odyssey, published by Columba Press, Dublin, 2005. Also published on Kindle, December 2013.). A second non-fiction book followed a couple of years later, The Miracle Ship (New Apple Top Medallist winner, 2014 Awards)
He has also written a couple of fiction novels: Fallen Men, and The Doom Murders, a detective story set in Belfast and the opening novel of the Inspector Sheehan Series. The 11.05 Murders, second in the Inspector Sheehan series, is currently with Crimson Cloak Publishing for publication in early 2016. (The Coven Murders, third in the series is in preparation). The Doom Murders is currently published on Amazon Kindle Books, and is also available as a paperback, published by Crimson Cloak Press. As well as the New Apple Award, The Doom Murders has also won the Bronze medal for Mystery Fiction from Readers Favourite and an IDB award in 2014. Fallen Men has also won an Amazon IDB award in 2013 and, recently, was awarded the Top Medallist Honours in the Contemporary Fiction Category of The New Apple 2015 Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.