Successful debut book launch for Rathfarnham author Sean O’Connor

by Rebecca Ryan
Sean O’Connor reading an excerpt from his book The Mongrel at the launch

Rathfarnham author, Sean O’Connor, is “very happy” after the successful launch of his debut horror book.

The Mongrel tells the story of pregnant Erin Greene and her fiance Philip who decide to go for a drive to the Wicklow Mountains.

However, a simple oversight leaves them both stranded, with no fuel and a blizzard looming.

Philip leaves his fiancée alone to go in search for help, and Erin, in order to survive, must battle against the supernatural elements that lie hidden deep in the hills.

The book launch took place in Dublin’s Hodges Figgis on October 23 and was a huge success with the hardback selling out on the night. Sean O’Connor said he is delighted with how it went.

“The reception was positive, with the hardback selling out on the night.

“One of my personal highlights was getting to finally meet my editor in person. But, also getting to meet and sign books for readers/people I didn’t know personally.

“This gave me a huge boost and I feel privileged to be able to entertain them with my book.

“I am besotted that they made the effort to come along and support the launch and horror fiction in general.

“To me, this is a sure sign of a genuine interested in the genre on home soil.”

Sean O’Connors debut book The Mongrel is available in every good book store. For more information visit

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