Christopher Kavanagh, aka “The Mick,” will do a second AMA on Reddit
on Friday TODAY.
It’s been just over a year since I published Mad Outta Me Head, a year of not thinking about it much at all. But Christopher and I have decided to put a couple months of promotion into it, and we’re starting with another day on Reddit.
To see the first AMA visit:
That AMA was conducted before the book was written, so the new exchange will give readers a chance to ask more about what was in the book. Ireland, Mountjoy prison, heroin, Tony Felloni and the Dunnes, the IRA, Los Priscos in Colombia, Fonseca’s cousin German, M-19, Alejandrina, The Screamers and all the other fun characters from the book.
If you haven’t read it yet, I have marked the price down to $0.99 just for the Reddit promo. Buy Mad Outta Me Head at:
I also went through the book again with the editing
pen sword. I cut 852 words, which is over 1% of the book. Many readers told me they read the original in one sitting, so it seemed to be compelling. But the lessons I’ve learned in doing the news for Peru Reports has improved my mechanics even more, so it should read even easier.
Also, there were a few changes, but the most significant had to do with Christopher’s Irish girlfriend. He had said in interviews with me that she was 14 when they met. I contacted her in Dublin and she told me her birth year. She was 19.
Here is the list of chapters to refresh your memory for questions on Friday. Sample chapters linked on the Mad Outta Me Head website.
PART I: IRELAND
The Wembley Ball
Father Harry Moore
Nutcase Ray Kelly
The Wexford Connection
Hit and Run
The IRA Job
PART II: COLOMBIA
Buying a Cell
Puente Aranda Fire
A Night in Hell
The Fall of Tachuela
The Banquitas Incident
Colombian Conmen Community
The Party Starts
Alejandrina La Salsera
Lissette / Yisel
Cristina the Screamer
We will update this article with a link to the thread on Friday.
Here is the title/bio:
IamA Irish ex-con from Bogota’s La Modelo prison. I got out in 1989 and never left Colombia. AMA!
**My short bio:** I am the subject of Mad Outta Me Head: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia. I grew up in Dublin, was locked up in Mountjoy Prison (AKA ‘The Joy’). I knew the Dunnes and Tony Felloni. I was addicted to heroin in the 80s. I came to Colombia in 1986 to haul cocaine back, did time in La Modelo prison where I stabbed an inmate. I got out in 1989, I have no passport. I have never returned to Ireland. My answers are being typed by someone with computer skills.
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