Tony O’Neill

In a previous life Tony O’Neill played keyboards for bands and artists as diverse as Kenickie, Marc Almond and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. After moving to Los Angeles his promising career was derailed by heroin addiction, quickie marriages and crack abuse. While kicking methadone he started writing about his experiences on the periphery of the Hollywood Dream and he has been writing ever since. His autobiographical novel Digging The Vein was described by poet John Giorno as “Mining diamonds for the crown of the king of hell,” and published in June 2006 by Contemporary Press in the US and Canada. Wrecking Ball Press plans to release a UK edition in Feb 2007. A short story collection Seizure Wet Dreams, is available in the UK from Social Disease press. A volume of poetry, Songs From The Shooting Gallery is slated for a spring 2007 release on Burning Shore Press. He lives in New York where he works a variety of odd jobs and writes.

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