Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Daithi Kavanagh is my name and I am an author with Tirgearr Publishing. My first book The Gun – Book 1 in The Tadhg Sullivan Series was published on 30/9/14 and my second book in the series The Brotherhood was published in May 2015. I am currently working on my third book in the series The Brotherhood.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I was inspired to write The Gun when the recession happened in Ireland in 2012. I felt frustrated at what was happening in Ireland at the time and found when I started writing all my pent up feelings flowed! Hence The Gun was born.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I tend to write my books in bed! I find it is a place where I can go without disturbance and can relax and clear my mind. I could be out walking with my dogs and an idea would pop into my head. I would write it down the minute I got home and take it from there.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am currently reading Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. I think he is brilliant. Stieg Larsson inspired me to begin writing and I also love the Icelandic writers like Arnaldur Indriðason and Swedish writer Henning Mankell.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on Book 3 in The Tadhg Sullivan Series called The Crucifixion another story centred around Detective Tadhg Sullivan.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I find Facebook and Twitter are my main places to promote my books and am working on my blog to try and get it up and going. I also contact as many blogs as possible to try and get my books out there.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Believe in yourself. Write everything that comes into your head down and don't be afraid to send your work to everyone you can to have it seen!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never give up!
What are you reading now?
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am currently editing my third book in The Tadhg Sullivan Series – The Crucifixion so that is my immediate project at the moment. I am also mulling over a new historical detective series.
What is your favorite book of all time?
My favourite book to date is the one I'm reading now Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith.