If you're head of the Wildenstern clan, you can expect someone'll try to kill you at some point or another. And usually when someone does, it's a member of your own family. But, right now Berto Wildenstern, and his brother Nate, have more pressing matters on their minds... local women seem to be spontaneously combusting and no one's quite sure why! Wild mechanical creatures, explosions, deceptions, twists and turns with a host of fantastic otherworldly characters – imagine "The Godfather" meets Philip Reeve and you have "Wisdom of Dead Men".
Born in Dublin in 1973, Oisín spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. He started writing and illustrating stories in copybooks when he was about six or seven, setting himself on a path that would steer him well clear of ever obtaining of a proper job.
Despite his writing habit, he spent most of school convinced he was going to become a zoologist, an aspiration he lost after taking his first art exam in third year at St. Olivers Community College. Unable to conceive of a way to make a living from writing fiction after his Leaving Cert., he decided to fund his dreams of being an author by working as an illustrator. He signed up for a design and print foundation course in Ballyfermot ... (more)