Author makes Channel 4 pitch

Dominic McKevitt has featured in newspapers, TV and radio programmes in recent times, after he was locked up in Mountjoy prison over a e12.70 dog licence.

Dominic McKevitt has featured in newspapers, TV and radio programmes in recent times, after he was locked up in Mountjoy prison over a e12.70 dog licence.

Now, he is destined for fame again after penning his first book, “It Could Happen To You.”

The book accounts Dominic’s life growing up in Ireland, primarily Dundalk, in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

The book features different aspects of growing up, from the tragedies, poverty, schooldays, adventures, teenage years and will end with Dominic as a mature twenty-year-old.

But if you enjoy the book, do not fear, as Dominic is already writing the next instalment.

Also, Dominic has pitched a TV programme “The Dail Behind Closed Doors” to Channel 4.

Dominic called into the Dundalk Democrat office recently to tell us about his passion for writing.

“I’ve always had an interest in writing, I have written many screen plays, dramas and poems. I’ve also penned a collection of poems that I hope to publish in time,” said Dominic.

“The book creatively and humorously describes my family, neighbours and friends and how we grew up.”

Meanwhile, American critics and authors, who have reviewed the book, compared it to “Angela’s Ashes, without all the doom and gloom.”

Having studied Film Production in the DKIT, Dominic has pitched a number of programmes to Channel 4.

“I’ve a huge interest in film and TV, Channel 4 like new programmes and always look at programmes and hopefully I will hear back from them,” the author added.

In the next instalment of the book, it will explore Dominic’s “prison nightmare” when he was locked up in Mountjoy prison in 2009 for failing to pay a dog licence.

It was later revealed how Dominic failed to receive notification of a summons in the post, which An Post later apologised for the mix-up.

The book will be launched in the Louth County Library on Thursday 8th November at 7pm and everybody is welcome to attend.