About the Author

Who cares about age, but I am 36 and married to the perfect woman, well almost perfect, she has this problem called Red Sox Nation.   I mysel live breath and die Yankee Baseball, I also follow UFC, New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Liverpool (Y.N.W.A.), Edmonton Oilers or Notre Dame.  Sports are a very strong passion of mine, but some people take it way to serious and think competition must mean enemies.

My son amazes me every day and I never knew how much I was missing before fatherhood. Other then that, I am not your average nerd. I read comics (too much), the Bible (not enough) and Stephen Hawking, I have a sleeve of tattoos, and most of my back done. I love the Star Wars Universe, Bruce Lee and my XBox enough to bite your fingers if you tried to take it away from me.

Obi Wan Canubi is also my XBox Live handle, shoot me a friend request and let’s play sometime. Big fan of the Mass Effect series, Portal, Rainbow 6 shooters or NBA 2K series. If you are into FIFA I would love to play but I am still using the 2011 version.

Fight Club is a weird and brutal movie, but it has a great message about materialism and priorities that people should take away.

“‘You are not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis.”

“The things you own end up owning you.”

-Tyler Durden in Fight Club

WORDS OF THE DRAGON

“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

“Faith makes it possible to achieve that which man’s mind can conceive and believe.”

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”

“It’s like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory.”

Interests

  • Snowboarding
  • Tattoos
  • Comics
  • Gaming
  • Sports
  • Martial Arts
  • Sci Fi
  • The Boston Celtics
  • Soccer (or Football) Liverpool FC and A.S. Roma

Favorite Movies

  • Batman (Christian Bale Series)
  • Rocky
  • Star Wars (Obviously)
  • Fight Club
  • Dodgeball
  • Training Day
  • Bruce Lee and Jet Li flicks

Favorite Music

  • Johnny Cash
  • Eric Clapton
  • As I Lay Dying
  • August Burns Red
  • Social Distortion
  • Michael Jackson

Favorite Books

  • The Bible
  • Out of Egypt – Anne Rice
  • Road to Cana – Anne Rice
  • Stephen King (All of them, here are my top 5)
  1. The Talisman
  2. Black House
  3. IT
  4. Nightmares & Dreamscapes
  5. Pet Sematary
  • John Grisham
  • Real Grass, Real Heroes – Dom DiMaggio
  • The First Council – Brad Meltzer
  • Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
  • Stephen Hunter
  • Martyn Waites

My Heroes

  • Jesus
  • Jay Bakker
  • Johnny Cash
  • Bruce Lee
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6 responses to “About the Author

  • Sarah Murphy

    Hello!

    My name is Sarah Murphy from Open Road Media. Nice to meet you!

    I saw on your blog that you’re a Martyn Waites fan, and so I’d like to give you a review copy of Born Under Punches, the novel Waites has described as the book he became a writer to write. 

    Switching continuously between 1984 and the present day, Martyn Waites’s gripping crime thriller follows the intertwined lives of a small group of characters, all linked in various ways to the miners’ strike: Tony Woodhouse, a professional footballer who can’t escape his shady past; Tommy Jobson, cruising the streets of Newcastle, violently collecting debts, about to be sucked into something far more dangerous; Mick Hutton, a striking miner, increasingly desperate to find ways to support his wife and growing family; Stephen Larkin, an idealistic young journalist, determined to expose the truth about the strike – as he sees it; Stephen’s sister, Louise, in love with Tony Woodhouse, stalked by a shadowy figure from her past. As the lives of these five characters unfold, it becomes clear the strike will have devastating repercussions – not only for those directly involved, but for future generations too.

    Otto Penzler’s legendary Mysterious Press has recently released as an ebook, with brand new covers. If you’d like to review a copy, please let me know, and I will send you a link to the galley via Netgally, along with other materials for your post (book cover, video links, etc.) We’d love to hear what you think of “Born Under Punches”! We’d love to share your thoughts with our social media network. 

    Warm Regards, 

    Sarah
    smurphy@openroadmedia.com

  • Adam

    Love your site Obi! Keep up the good work, though a shame you are not writing as much as you have in the past.Writer’s block gets the best of us all sometimes.

  • Di California

    Thanks for the follow! I really appreciate it!!
    And i love your blog!

  • Little Bridget

    you continually amazing me with amount of content you turn out without sacrificing quality.

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