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Reality Lies Beyond the Fog: A Look at our School System

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In his debut novel, ‘Reality Lies Beyond the Fog: A Humorous Novel about our Public School System and the Need for Educational Reform ’, author Kevin Terence Ratigan offers a scathing indictment of the public school system through humorous fiction.
New book Reality Lies Beyond the Fog, by first-time author Kevin Terence Ratigan, uses humorous fiction to reveal the very real problems that face America’s school districts.  In it, protagonist Terry Truman changes careers at the age of 33, after he decides to leave the world of business to teach in a public high school.  As an outsider, Truman has a Nick Carraway-esque perspective on the politics, workings, and flaws of the public school system.

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Hello At Last

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Hello, At Last tells the story of a family in the fictional village of Kilmaken in 1920’s Co Meath. It follows their lives to present day, keeping secret a decision made in this rural community in post civil war Ireland by one woman, Maggie Hanlon, and its catastrophic impact on future generations especially her daughter Brigid. Buy Book Here!

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Stories of a Chicago Police Officer

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This book is separated into two parts. The first part consists of memories as a patrolman. The second part references my years as a sergeant. I divided the book this way for the ease of reading because patrolman’s work and sergeant’s responsibilities are so completely different.
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Conversations with a Dead Lover

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 by Maryrose Carroll

Poet, Maryrose Carroll writes about love again!The poems in Conversations with a Dead Lover, by Maryrose Carroll, are beautifully contemplative, yet deeply visceral. Addressed often directly, often peripherally, to her husband, the great American poet and editor, Paul Carroll, they take head-on the conundrum of love in its myriad guises.
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Smile When You Get There

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On the day his mother, tired of his questions, tells him he's fallen from Heaven, Billy Reddy's teacher, tired of Billy and everything else, tells him his father is positively motoring the other way.  Link to Book and E-Book!

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From Laois to Kerry

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For many centuries before its plantation by the English and renaming as Queens’ County, Laois was under the control of the Seven Septs (Clans), the O’Moores, O’Kellys, O’Lawlors, O’Dowlings, O’Dorans, O’Devoys or O’Deevys or O’Dees and McEvoys. Following many bloody battles the surviving Septs were transplanted to Kerry, being under sentence of death if returning to Laois.
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