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Location: Cloughey, NI
Gender: Male
Born: when the earth was still flat
Interests: how long have you got ...
Member: Premier Author
Joined: October 2014

Giraffmang is a Northern Irish writer who likes to blur the boundaries between genres.

He has achieved an honourable mention in the L.Ron Hubbard 'Writers of the Future' competition in 2015, 2019 and again in 2022. In 2016, he also reached the finals of two national competitions in the UK.

A published author in the horror, thriller, and science fiction arenas, he is working on his first full length Science-fiction novel.

He also holds a degree in Modern & Contemporary History, as well as awards in creative writing, script writing, proof-reading, editing, Health & Social Care and theology.

2019 - ranked 5th for novels
2018 - ranked 2nd for short works
recognised reviewer status
2017 - author of the year
ranked 3rd for short works
2016 - ranked 3rd for short works
2015 - ranked 5th for short works
Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die.
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FanStory wrote to giraffmang: The One & Only finished second in the contest "Harry Potter's Birthday 2022"
August 4, 2022 at 12:13AM

giraffmang: In the last few weeks, I have received an honourable mention in the Writers of the Future contest for my piece 'What A Day' (which began from a prompt on this site) and today I found out I've made the long list for Black Springs Press's Best of Bottom Drawer global writing competition for my Jeremiah Flint western stories.

I'd never written prose fiction until I joined the site in late 2014. Something to think about.
June 7, 2022 at 1:46PM
    Brett Matthew West: Congrats! These are high quality accomplishments indeed.
    June 7, 2022 at 2:05PM
    Mrs. KT: Wonderful news!
    Congratulations, G!

    June 7, 2022 at 4:32PM
    tfawcus: Congratulations, G. There?s hope for us all!😂
    June 7, 2022 at 10:21PM
    Pearl Edwards: Congratulations, well done.
    July 25, 2022 at 5:01PM

giraffmang: "Too much is too little in some cases. I couldn't get my brain to see what the author was saying." - nancy e davis

A quote from a very smart lady...
May 23, 2022 at 4:30AM
    Mrs. KT: Agreed!
    May 23, 2022 at 8:17AM

FanStory wrote to giraffmang: Congratulations! Reviewer of the Month for March 2022!
March 1, 2022 at 8:11AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    March 1, 2022 at 8:43PM
    tfawcus: Well deserved. Congrats.
    March 2, 2022 at 12:15AM
    karenina: Congrats! Well deserved!
    March 2, 2022 at 2:00AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations!

    March 2, 2022 at 10:45AM

FanStory wrote to giraffmang: Congratulations! Seal of Quality recognition for Pitterpat and What's In A Name?
February 14, 2022 at 11:40AM
    lancellot: Congrats!
    February 14, 2022 at 11:43AM
    Begin Again: Congratulations! What a magnificent honor in response to your writing. You should be so proud!

    Smiles, Carol
    February 14, 2022 at 12:00PM
    sandramitchell: Congratulations, Gareth! You deserved them. Now go and sell them and make a million!! xx
    February 14, 2022 at 12:04PM
    justafan: Congratulations
    February 14, 2022 at 1:51PM
    LisaMay: Congratulations on recognition of your ability as a gifted writer.
    February 14, 2022 at 2:41PM
    Ulla: Congratulations, well done and well deserved. Ulla:)))
    February 14, 2022 at 3:44PM
    damommy: I'm not surprised, and congratulations to a wonderful writer.
    February 14, 2022 at 4:42PM
    AJ McCall: You know I'm not very surprised... you are a very experienced writer and great reviewer. You deserved it... CONGRATS!
    February 14, 2022 at 4:47PM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations!

    February 14, 2022 at 5:15PM
    Mrs. KT: So very happy for you, Gareth!


    February 14, 2022 at 5:34PM
    Barry Penfold: Well done. Quality always rises to the top.
    Enjoy the moment.
    Barry Penfold
    February 14, 2022 at 6:04PM
    Katherine M. Kean: Congratulations on this wonderful and well-deserved recognition of your talent. I look forwards to reading my signed copy of a collection of your published short(ish) stories. Kate xx
    February 14, 2022 at 6:20PM
    zanya: Heartiest congrats! zanya
    February 14, 2022 at 8:24PM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    February 14, 2022 at 8:56PM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, G-man!
    February 15, 2022 at 1:05AM
    karenina: Huge accomplishment!

    February 15, 2022 at 2:46AM
    RGstar: Congrats. My best
    February 15, 2022 at 6:32AM
    Gloria ....: Very well done, G. :))
    February 15, 2022 at 1:54PM
    Judy Lawless: Congratulations! Well deserved.
    February 15, 2022 at 7:32PM
    giraffmang: Many thanks everyone
    February 16, 2022 at 5:03PM


?Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!

Hunter S. Thompson.
February 6, 2022 at 10:50AM

FanStory wrote to giraffmang: Congratulations! Second place finish in the reviewing contest!
February 1, 2022 at 9:04PM
    karenina: Congrats!
    February 2, 2022 at 1:15AM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, G!

    February 2, 2022 at 8:38AM
    Artasylum: CONGRATULATIONS...
    February 2, 2022 at 10:50AM

giraffmang: Some people's apathy astounds me....

Almost as much as some folks propensity to mistake opinion and choice for fact....
January 30, 2022 at 10:17AM

FanStory wrote to giraffmang: Nonsense finished third in the contest "Stop"
January 28, 2022 at 8:10PM

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