Oisin McGann

38 children’s books by the writer and illustrator

Born in Dublin in 1973, Oisin spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. Unable to conceive of a way to make a living from writing fiction, he decided to fund his dreams of being an author by working as an illustrator (yes, he was that naive). He signed up for a design and print foundation course and then studied animation at Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design. Setting up as a freelance illustrator/artist, he then took up a position at Fred Wolf Films, working on the animated series of Zorro. After completing his contract, he decided to expand his horizons and left for London to seek his fortune. He found gainful employment as a security guard, watching over trains and then hospitals. Following three and a half years of working in advertising he became increasingly concerned for his immortal soul. He returned to Ireland much as he had left - with no job, no home and some meagre savings. Ever the optimist, he now works once more as a freelance illustrator and mercenary artist by day and escapist writer by night. He hopes one day to have a decent job, with a pension, a health plan and paid annual holidays.

12+ years

Ancient Appetites

Oisin McGann

Ancient Appetites

Nate Wildenstern's brother has been killed, and the finger is pointed at him...After nearly two years, eighteen-year-old Nate returns home to the family empire ruled by his father - the ruthless Wildenstern Patriarch. But Nate's life is soon ...

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9-13 years

Across the Cold Ground: Beyond the Stars

Oisin McGann

Across the Cold Ground: Beyond the Stars

A moving short story from the collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by a great Irish talent in children's fiction today When his brother goes missing in action, Charley knows he has a duty to enlist for the ...

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12+ years

The Gods and Their Machines

Oisin McGann

The Gods and Their Machines

Two worlds. Two different lives. Divided by hate and violence. Thrown together by chance. Chamus's nightmare begins when he survives a massacre. Suicide-bombers from neighbouring Bartokhrin are terrorising his country, Altima. How do you fight someone who isn't ...

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12+ years

Strangled Silence

Oisin McGann

Strangled Silence

When pretty, talented and very ambitious Amina Mir manages to land a newspaper work experience placement she thinks it might just be making coffee and following-up tame stories. But then, when by chance she's sent to interview Ivor MacMorris ...

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12+ years

The Harvest Tide Project

Oisin McGann

The Harvest Tide Project

Taya and Lorkrin are Myunans - shape-changers who can sculpt their flesh like modelling clay. They accidentally release Shessil Groach, a timid botanist working in captivity on the top-secret Harvest Tide Project. A massive manhunt is launched by the sinister Noranian ...

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12+ years

Under Fragile Stone

Oisin McGann

Under Fragile Stone

Volume II of The Archisan Tales Taya and Lorkrin's shape-changing Myunan tribe faces an invasion by Noran, which is intent on mining the valuable iron ore from their sacred mountain, Absaleth. But the mountain is haunted and fights back ...

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8+ years

The Poison Factory

Oisin McGann

The Poison Factory

Deep in the cellars of the O'Brien Press is a safe that contained stories too horrible to be read. But somebody has broken into that safe and the stories have been released. This is one of those Forbidden Files ...

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8+ years

Wired Teeth

Oisin McGann

Wired Teeth

Deep in the cellars of the O'Brien Press is a safe that contained stories too horrible to be read. But somebody has broken into that safe and the stories have been released. This is one of those Forbidden Files ...

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