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My name is Denis O'Leary.  I am an Australian novelist and short story writer, with a love for crime fiction, thrillers, and a little bit of skeptical enquiry thrown in.

If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.

– Blaise Pascal c1657 (Translation).

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”

 -Mark Twain


I was born in 1961 in Brisbane and graduated from Clairvaux College in 1978.  Soon after, we moved to my father's hometown in Ireland intending to “trace our routes” and meet long lost relatives for a year.  I stayed longer than originally planned and ended up travelling the world over the next few years, eventually visiting over 30 countries in Europe, North America, and Asia.

I married in Ireland and stayed there until 2008, when I moved back to Australia with my wife and three children.  I now work in Brisbane in the travel industry.


My first published work was Cold Comfort, a short story published on the Australian Crime Fiction Database in 2008.

Follow me on Twitter - @dmol1961

Feel free to email me with any comments or suggestions.  I'd love to hear what people think of my writing, so please let me know.

All the best, Denis.

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