"A likely tale ... Plot moves along rapidly ... I really liked this, and I love historicals..." MuseItUp Publishing.
"Very romantic as told through the eyes of Cecilia ..." Ivor Hamrock, Mayo Co Library, Castlebar, Ireland.
"The dialogue is sharp and to the point ... John Moore is the perfect martyr ... the educated aristocrat ... all fit nicely into the period." Patrick Sheridan, Balla, Co Mayo, Ireland.
A semi-finalist in the 2013 William Faulkner novella competition.
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About the Author
Following a career in Biosystems Engineering at UCD, I renewed my historical interest by studying "The genealogy of the Anglo-Norman Lynches who settled in Galway," an extract of which was published in the Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society in 2010 (see note below). The consequent discovery of a treasure-trove of Irish stories inspired me to write "Spellbound by Sibella", published by Club Lighthouse CLP, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in August 2013. Critiques from a writer's group, The Corner Table, of which I am a founding member, guide my writing.
More recently, I have explored the enduring theme of rebel romance in a novella featuring the fictional romance of Cecilia Lynch and John Moore based on an expanded extract from the aforesaid historical novel. Cecilia Lynch was the illegitimate daughter of Sibella Cottle and Sir Harry Lynch-Blosse, 7th Baronet of Balla, County Mayo, Ireland. "A Rebel Romance" was a semi-finalist in the 2013 William Faulkner Novella Competition.
Born in Galway and raised in Mayo, I now live in Dublin with my wife, Treasa Ní Chonaola of Lettermullen, Co Galway. We have three children, Dara, Nora and Meabh, and a grandchild, Lily Marie. I derive inspiration from the wild splendour of Connemara and Mayo. My website address is http://paul-mcnulty.com/.
Note: I have published the full text of my family history research: "The genealogy of the Anglo-Norman Lynches who settled in Galway," with CreateSpace on Amazon in October 2013.