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David J. O'Brien

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David J O’Brien is an Irish ecologist, poet, fiction writer and teacher. He was born in Dublin, studied environmental biology and zoology at University College Dublin. He taught English in Madrid for four years, biology in Boston for seven years and now teaches English and science in Pamplona, Spain where he lives with his wife and daughter. He is still involved in deer biology and management, and has written about deer watching for Ireland’s Wildlife and deer management for the Irish Wildlife Trust. His non-academic writing is often influenced by science and the natural world - sometimes seeking to describe the science behind the supernatural. His poems have been published in several anthologies and journals, such as such as Albatross, Houseboat, and Misty Mountain Review. His paranormal horror novel, Leaving the Pack, and contemporary adult fiction Five Days on Ballyboy Beach, were published in 2014 by Tirgearr Publishing. His next novel, The Ecology of Lonesomeness, will be published in June 2015. He writes adult romance under the pen name J.D. Martins. More of his writing, including blogs about rewilding and wildlife management, can be found at http://davidjmobrien.wordpress.com/

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