I am a writer, ecologist and teacher from Dublin, Ireland, now living in Pamplona Spain. I have a BSc in environmental biology and a PhD in deer biology from UCD. I still work on deer management and other ecological questions, especially large mammal management.
My novels, Five Days on Ballyboy Beach, The Ecology of Lonesomeness, and The Silver Nights Trilogy which are the novels, Leaving the Pack Leading the Pack and Unleashing the Pack are published under the name David J. O’Brien, by Tirgearr Publishing.
Under the pen name JD Martins I write erotic romance.
As an ecologist, I support the WWF and certain other NGOs concerned with conservation of species and have pledged to donate 10% of my all my book royalties to WWF. Since the Silver Nights Trilogy deals with societies and prejudice, I also donate a portion of my royalties from its sales to Survival International, another group whose ends I consider very laudable. I am aware that there are conflicts between these two NGOs, and can only express my sorrow that these two groups can not at the moment find a way to further their goals in tandem.
Apart from my own academic and non-academic writing, I proofread and perfect the English of scientific papers and I am available for this work on a freelance basis. Contact me at the email address below.
Many of my poems have been published in poetry journals and anthologies, such as:
You can read some of poetry and short stories right here on this website: I plan to post a poem or two every week – if I am deficient about that, feel free to comment (I get sidetracked sometimes!) and I will get on it…
My youtube channel, formerly called daveobjp, is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIIUO91SFG-Kq0tKnWd7RAg
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org