MARTIN KIELTY

Hello! I’m a full-time writer in Glasgow, Scotland. I write fiction and non-fiction books, newspaper and magazine articles, TV, theatre and radio pieces… plus almost anything else I’m offered the opportunity to get involved in. My output ranges from historical fiction and contemporary fiction to music news and history and current affairs. My background is in newspapers and band management – including the Sensational Alex Harvey Band and The Rezillos. I’m senior reporter for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog magazines, a TV broadcaster, I play drums in FingerHalo, starring Jo Callis (The Human League, The Rezillos), and I’m a big fan of proper ale. Erryearr!

FINGERHALO

I have the honour of playing drums for and managing FingerHalo, starring Jo Callis (The Human League, The Rezillos). We're working on our debut album now - and here's the lyric video for our first track, Confusion...

STORE

Most of my books can be found via my Lulu store. Some are also available on Amazon and via bookshops - see the portfolio above for details on specific titles.

My Blog

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Media appearances

A regularly-updated list of my work and where you can find it, including books, web and magazine articles, theatre shows, TV appearances and press coverage… Rock news articles, September 10-16 – including Bruce Dickinson, Saxon, Slash, Metallica, Atreyu, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra and more… Live At Five, STV Glasgow, September 15 – Magazine show appearance, discussing the […]

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MKnoodles
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Fear itself.. and noodles

It’s taken me a week to face this… but last Wednesday I had to live through one of my real-life nightmares – and on live TV too. I have a thing about eating in public. I’m not a fan. You know how some people dream about turning up at work or school naked, or the […]

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Remembrance day

When you’re writing fiction it’s the detail that brings the characters and setting to life. In historical fiction I think it’s even more important. Tiny details like the general weather, a mention of something big in current events, or even making sure that things we take for granted were definitely in general use at the […]

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The Rule Book: Forgotten John

The Rule Book, based on the 300-year history of a Lake District pub called The Golden Rule, is out today. We’ve had a memorable afternoon in the Rule, celebrating the publication with the help of landlord John Lockley (who’s been here for 35 years next month) and Peter Robinson, head of owners Robinsons Brewery (who took […]

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