Welcome to the web site of JJ Sheahan
December 6, 2015

Hi. This is the first of a series of articles backgrounding the writing of The Kapooka Tragedy. Some of this material comes from the initial drafts of the book; some comes from assignments I did to complete my Masters degree. Some I just wrote for this. The aim is to illuminate some of my writing process.

The first article is a detailed look at my motivations. The draft for this article came out of early attempts to both orientate the reader and explain why the work is important to me. At this point, I had decided against writing fiction and was struggling to create an approach that would make sense and draw readers in. The thread for the book was going to be my own journey into the history.

Follow this link: Article – Why Did I Write About This?