Paul B McNulty
Bio: Paul B McNulty writes historical fiction based on real events in 18th century Ireland. His credentials include editorship of a student magazine "The Anvil" followed by publication of scientific and popular papers during a career in Biosystems Engineering at University College Dublin. After retirement, he studied "The Genealogy of the Anglo-Norman Lynches who Settled in Galway" which unearthed a treasure-trove of stories leading to the publication of his first novel "Spellbound by Sibella" by Club Lighthouse CLP, Canada in 2013. Club Lighthouse also published his second novel "The Abduction of Anne O’Donel" in 2014 and his third novel "A Story of the Bodkin Murders" in 2015. In collaboration with CreateSpace, Paul published his genealogical research in 2013 and a novella, "A Rebel Romance" in 2014. He has also uploaded wikipedia entries for some of his characters, namely Sibella Cottle, Sir_Henry_Lynch-Blosse,_7th_Baronet and Timothy Brecknock. His literary experience inspired him to write plays based on extracts from his writings. UCD Dramatic Society included a reading of his play "Spellbound by Sibella" in their Theatre Festival in November 2014. In October 2015, it received favourable reviews from the Theatre Development Centre, Cork. In response to a call from the UCD Dramsoc Mini Plays Festival, Paul submitted a five-minute play "Elopement" which was staged on 14-16 October 2015. He has also written a second play based on an extract from his novel "The Abduction of Anne O’Donel." His third play "1798: A Rebel Romance" was staged as part of the Semester 3 programme of UCD Dramsoc on 18-22 April 2016. He has completed a first draft of his fourth play "The Bodkin Murders" in the format of a court-room drama.