John Fitzgerald is a freelance journalist and writer living in Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland. Escape from Grievous Faults is his first novel. He has had hundreds of articles (news reports, opinion pieces, and human interest stories) published in local newspapers in Ireland and in the Irish Examinerâ€™s former County Kilkenny supplement.
He is also the author of seven books dealing with local history and heritage: Kilkenny-People Places Faces (2002), Callan in the Rare Old Times (2013), Callan through the Mists of Time (2004), Kilkenny-A Blast from the Past (2005), Are We Invaded Yet? (2008), The Nore View Folk Museum-a chronicle of real peopleâ€™s lives (ebook-2015), Kilkenny Pubs and Bars (paperback and ebook-2015) and Bad Hare Days (paperback and ebook-2009), a stranger than fiction autobiographical account of his involvement in the campaign against live hare coursing in Ireland.