(photo by Lisa Hynes Photography)
I am a writer from Carlow town, originally, but I’ve worked in Dublin as a structural draughtsperson for the last twenty years or so.
I live in Ashbourne, Co. Meath with my wife and two daughters.
In October 2016, I posted a short story on Facebook about my life as family man/part-time musical comedian, with two daughters on the autistic spectrum and a wife who suffers from depression and idiopathic hypersomnia (it’s latin for, ‘she needs a lot of sleep.’) After that, Gill Books got in touch and asked if I’d like to write a book. ‘Corn Flakes for Dinner – a heartbreaking comedy about family life,’ was published in October 2017. If you want to learn more about that book click on this sentence. However, if you’re thinking, ‘Just shut up and take my money, Aidan,’ then click on this sentence.
I used to perform musical comedy under the name Aidan Strangeman, and I won the coveted ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ newcomer competition at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. However, I don’t do that anymore. I’m in recovery. I’m not saying I’m not going to have a relapse, but for now I am doing very well, thank you very much.
Most days I spend my free time, on buses, at lunch, while my kids aren’t sleeping and my wife is, thinking up stories and assorted stuff to write down when I get the time, and this website is the result of that.
Thanks for visiting.
Oh, and obviously all stories / poems / collections of tragically misplaced words etc. are copyright.