D.J. Doyle Q & A

Updated: Mar 6, 2018

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What is your name?


Denise Doyle. My pen name is D.J. Doyle.


When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?


I enjoyed writing poetry and short stories in school. I went around with stories in my head for years and after my social life quietened down, I decided I needed to get these stories out of my head.


What genre books do you write?


I write horror, all different types from extreme to comedy. I also have a dystopian series in my head and a drama with elements of horror.


What is the name of your book/books?


I have 2 novels, 2 novelettes, and a short story on Amazon. My novels include The Celtic Curse: Banshee (paranormal horror) and The Celtic Curse: Newgrange (occult horror). My Novelettes are called Red (extreme horror) and Hades' Gate (mild horror), and my short story is called Christ on a Bike! (comedy horror).


Where there alternate endings you considered?


Yes, for most of them, but I went with the twists for all.


If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?


Stop procrastinating, have more confidence, and find a great editor.


Does your family support your career as a writer?


Yes. However, I work fulltime, and have a house and family to look after, so time is limited.


What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?


I haven't had a problem yet.


Does writing energize or exhaust you?


When I reach my goal, I'm ecstatic but trying to write after a long day at work does exhaust me.


What items do you surround yourself with when you write?


A back-scratcher and water.


What is your favourite genre of books to read?


Horor, my favourite being psychological and paranormal.


What is your favorite childhood book?


I preferred comics when I was a kid, reading The Beano and The Dandy every week. Not to sure if this was my favourite, but my most memorable book as a child i.e. younger than 10 is Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.


Do you have a favourite author or one who inspires you to write?


The king of horror himself, Stephen King.


What words of wisdom would you give to someone who wants to be an author?


Don't do it for the money, you'll be poor for life. Love the joy it brings to you and your readers


Find D.J Doyle at https://www.facebook.com/DJDoyleAuthor/



Red: An Extreme Horror Novelette


*****WARNING: Content may disturb and offend. There are scenes of a sexual nature*****

A depraved past has shaped a man into the twisted serial killer he is today. His obsession with the color Red, and his lust for blood, leads to inventive ways to kill his captives. Who is his next victim, and can she be his salvation?


Buy The Book from Amazon co uk HERE.

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Christ on a Bike!


A short spinoff story from The Celtic Curse: Newgrange, just for a little giggle. I hope this to be the start of something bigger for Father Jack and his posse.

Father Jack and his pontification of priests are on their travels to conduct an exorcism. Demons can lurk in every corner.

Can Father Jack overcome the demons within?


Buy The Book from Amazon co uk HERE.

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The Celtic Curse: Banshee


Winner of the Independent Authors Golden Squirrel Award for Best Horror

A young gypsy woman is murdered for falling in love with the son of an Irish clan leader. She curses the men responsible and their bloodline. For generations, the Banshee seeks revenge on the men of the clan by slaying them and anyone else who gets in her way.

Present day London; Sean realises his son, Kevin, is in danger of becoming the Banshee's next victim. He travels to Dublin to investigate the origin of the curse.

There he learns that an ancient heritage site holds the key to defeating the curse. Can he also discover what he must do to save his son's life and break the curse that has been haunting his family for generations?


Buy The Book from Amazon co uk HERE.

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The Celtic Curse: Newgrange


Haunted for years by dreams of death and mysterious rituals, Jess Young travels to Ireland in search of answers. Her search becomes a race against time when her friend is abducted by Celtic Druids bent on resurrecting the Morrigan; the Celtic goddess of war and death. Jess must seek help from an ancient Order of Christians and some unorthodox Catholic priests before time runs out for her friend . . . and the world. Whom can Jess trust while being hunted by the Celtic Druids of our time? If Jess follows her destiny, is the fate of mankind safe in her hands?


Buy The Book from Amazon co uk HERE.

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Hades' Gate


A Novelette with a Bite!

When a group of treasure hunters dive to the depths of an underwater cavern seeking the find of a lifetime. What they discover could determine not only their fate, but the fate of the world.  What happens when the hunters become the hunted?


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