Garden City Ink was founded in 2016 by two writers Patrick C. Walsh and Kathleen B. McGuire.
Patrick C. Walsh
I was born in Birmingham too many years ago and, like my main character ‘Mac’ Maguire, I came to live in leafy Hertfordshire ending up in a big village called Letchworth Garden City.
I’ve had quite a few professions in my time and originally started off as a musician. I played guitar professionally for some years before I formed my own band and songwriting team. However in my late thirties I concluded that I probably wasn’t going to be a rock star anytime soon and so I became a quality professional in the automotive industry. In trying to place quality systems online I became interested in websites and information architecture and gained an M Sc in Information Systems. After blogging about intranet systems for some time I eventually got invited to apply for a job at the BBC in London where I became an information architect. After ten years I’m currently working as a business analyst for BBC Radio and Music.
I have now published five books on Amazon, four crime thrillers and a book of ghost stories, and have sold over 4,000 ebooks. I am a member of the Society of Authors.
You can learn more about me and my books by visiting my author site https://patrickcwalshauthor.wordpress.com
Kathleen B. McGuire
I wrote my first story when I was 13 and for the most part wrote in secret for many years. I am currently working on a book set in the 17th century exploring the collision between the cultures of England and Ireland during a time of revolution. I studied English Literature up to first year degree level and eventually completed a BA in History. If such a thing as a Creative Writing degree existed when I was studying I might have opted for it.
I have spent years researching creative writing and editing techniques and still have the books to prove it. I am also the first reader for all of Patrick’s novels. I love reading crime novels myself being quite fond of Ian Rankin, Henning Mankell and Harlan Coben. When I first read Patrick’s books my first question is always would I read on? Is there anything stopping me from reading on? I read to see if the plot is coherent and makes sense and so far Patrick feels that my suggestions have improved his novels immensely.
My first book is due to be published in Summer 2017.