Profile: Joe Cushnan

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Belfast is very important to me. It has a troubled soul but it is where I was born and raised, where I went to school, where I started my working life and where my roots are. I have always felt a strong and affectionate connection to it and I always will.....
ISBN: 9781781769553
Published: 21 November 2012
This book is two books in one - Juggling Jelly and The Chuckle Files. It is a collection of funny and silly poems, a sort of boxset without a box.Many poems and activities are ideal for classroom events to stimulate creative minds.I hope the poems can be ....
ISBN: 9781784071486
Published: 11 November 2013
When the original Only Yules & Verses was published in 2013, an unsolicited comment appeared on Amazon. I call stuff like this little nudges of encouragement. Of course, for every flattering nudge, there are several pokes in the eye waiting in the wings. ....
ISBN: 9781788765961
Published: 13 November 2018
‘I’ve a grand memory for forgetting….” Alan Breck to David Balfour in Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped” Before Amnesia, Seeds of a Memoir is a blend of humour and serious reflection, there to entertain, inform and, perhaps, enlighten. It is not a conve....
ISBN: 9781786101655
Published: 23 September 2015
“I was checking off the names of various characters in my head, ticking and crossing as I went through the litany of all those with whom I had come in contact in the previous ten days; Eddie Hennessy, genius and murder victim; John Devlin, rogue, living o....
ISBN: 9781786972736
Published: 2 September 2016
The full title of this book is really ‘Beware of the Bullshit’ because bs is all around us. We are swimming, sometimes drowning in an ocean of political correctness + made-up rules by officialdom + opinions shouted, tweeted et al to sound like facts from ....
ISBN: 9781786106902
Published: 27 January 2016
This boxset (without a box) of funny poems brings together my three collections of fun verse for kids of all ages. Here, in one handy volume, Juggling Jelly, The Chuckle Files and Fun With Words, Fun With Rhyme. I love poetry. Sometimes I don't understand....
ISBN: 9781785100482
Published: 12 September 2014
Customer service. Oh dear. What are we going to do about it? This is the simplest business book you will ever read. It is short on words (c. 3,500). It contains only one basic message, and a few thoughts. To focus interest, the same message appears on the....
ISBN: 9781784072117
Published: 4 December 2013
This is a selection of my published freelance writing. It is intended to be a compact and handy vehicle to promote my work and to interest media contacts. I am grateful to editors, commissioning editors and features editors for their help and support in m....
ISBN: 9781786107381
Published: 10 February 2016
I was in a library and I heard a group of small children chanting simple rhymes, clapping their hands in rhythm and laughing when they had finished each little poem or song. Pure joy. A perfect example of words, rhyme and noise bound together as the most ....
ISBN: 9781785101106
Published: 23 September 2014
I love poetry. Sometimes I don’t understand it but other times I get it, learn from it, am entertained by it and, occasionally and wonderfully, I laugh out loud at it. This book is called Fun With Words, Fun With Rhyme and, apart from sharing some new fun....
ISBN: 9781784079581
Published: 12 August 2014
Geek! comprises a sequence of poems that includes a long list of the CDs in my collection - to emphasise the geekiness of the idea. Some readers will see this as a lazy way to fill pages. Others will get it as my unmade bed, pile of bricks, sheep in forma....
ISBN: 9781781768792
Published: 1 November 2012
Hamish Sheaney, poet, thinker, figment...... He may not exist, so it might have been necessary to invent him. Hamish Sheaney might be Joe Cushnan or Joe Cushnan might be Hamish Sheaney. They are never seen in the same rooms together, but more often than n....
ISBN: 9781781769461
Published: 16 November 2012
I have always loved westerns. I have given westerns a significant chunk of my time through five decades. I stand, metaphorical guns pointing and say, westerns, I gave you the best years of my life. This is a book about nostalgia, about passion, about cele....
ISBN: 9781782993056
Published: 8 April 2013
A collection of funny poems and silly jokes about Christmas with lots of ho-ho-ho - like this one:On the first day of Christmas My mother sent to me A pear tree with a partridge in it – And I said: “Just a minute, What am I supposed to do With falling lea....
ISBN: 9781788761239
Published: 16 November 2017
Some of the poems in this book are funny, some are silly, some are funny and silly....... This is a kind of “pick ‘n’ mix” selection to amuse in a world that cannot have enough smiles. The collection is for kids of all ages and I hope it works for you. CO....
ISBN: 9781782994312
Published: 18 May 2013
This book is about personal job loss experiences, so it is naturally bitter, twisted and sarcastic but also, hopefully, reasoned, practical and humorous. Above and beyond all that, it is intended to be useful to people who find themselves in employment tr....
ISBN: 9781782990253
Published: 7 December 2012
I was trying to think of a snappy title for this little book of love. Last year, I published a Christmas amusement called Only Yules & Verses, a slight take on a famous television series title. So, I went back to the pun trough once again. It’s a quirky c....
ISBN: 9781784073367
Published: 23 January 2014
A collection of funny poems and silly jokes about Christmas with lots of ho-ho-ho and reminders that fun is not just for the festive season. Poems to be read (and sometimes sung) out loud - example: "On the twelfth day of Christmas, a joker sent to me, tw....
ISBN: 9781784070823
Published: 20 October 2013
This is not a biography but these tales and the sense of humour come from my life as a retail manager. Shops, shoppers and shopping – a rich combination for comedy, and I should know. I have spent most of my working life in shops and I have been a shopper....
ISBN: 9781784070632
Published: 14 October 2013
Drifter, Willard Gammon returns home to find his father dead and his mother grieving. He embarks on a journey of revenge to track the seven men responsible, to deliver his own brand of justice and to retrieve the seven pouches used to divide up his family....
ISBN: 9781784074500
Published: 27 February 2014
Two books in one package. Special edition.Seven Pouches, a western story. Drifter Willard Gammon returns home to find his father dead and his mother grieving. He embarks on a journey of revenge to track the seven men responsible, to deliver his own brand ....
ISBN: 9781784074517
Published: 2 April 2014
This play was written as a 45-minute radio drama. It is fiction, based on several facts from the author's life. A 60-year-old son tracks down his 89-year-old father to question him on why he left the family home, a wife and seven children. In the quest to....
ISBN: 9781786101631
Published: 23 September 2015
The two books in this volume emerged from my long experience as a retail manager and, for a short time, one of the unemployed. “Retail Confidential” was first published in 2010 and it takes an honest, practical and cynical look at shops, shoppers and shop....
ISBN: 9781786101938
Published: 6 October 2015
A version of this book was published in 2013. I have made minor adjustments to the text, added some illustrations and some extra writing segments. "Stephen Boyd was one of the nicest, kindest people I have met in my lifetime, rare in this profession." - E....
ISBN: 9781786101105
Published: 5 September 2015
Like my previous volume, Juggling Jelly, some of the poems in this book are funny, some are silly, some are funny and silly....... This is another “pick ‘n’ mix” selection to amuse in a world that cannot have enough smiles. Whilst the collection is for ki....
ISBN: 9781784070496
Published: 14 October 2013
The original Only Yules & Verses was published in 2013. This edition contains the previous material plus new text. When the first book was published in 2013, an unsolicited comment appeared on Amazon. I call stuff like this little nudges of encouragement.....
ISBN: 9781786101853
Published: 6 October 2015
In 2012, I published a book called Hamish Sheaney: The Nearly-Man of Irish Literature. The book began with this disclaimer: Hamish Sheaney may not exist, so it might have been necessary to invent him. Hamish Sheaney might be Joe Cushnan or Joe Cushnan mig....
ISBN: 9781785100727
Published: 17 September 2014