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Diarmuid de Barra

iLove, poetry, Issue 23, June 1, 2013

Diarmuid de Barra lives in rural County Cork in Ireland. He is rediscovering the joy of writing speculative fiction and poems. He is happily married to an artist and is the proud father of two.

Get to know Diarmuid...
Birthdate? April 1972
When did you start writing? I started writing in my teens and continued for a few years but I have had a twenty year hiatus when life just got in the way.
When and what and where did you first get published? Now, this and here! 
What themes do you like to write about? I love Speculative Fiction, be it SciFi, horror, Fantasy or some wonderful mishmash. I'm not writing long enough to have deciphered my favorite themes, so far the theme emerges from the genre, however, one theme I have identified is innocence versus the Big Bad World.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? My favourite two books are To Kill A Mockingbird and The Lord of The Rings. As I've touched on in the previous question, I love the idea of momentous events happening through the eyes of innocents. 

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