TC O’Reilly talks about ‘8th round’


TC O’Reilly is a businessman and a lawyer. He has a passion for reading and a love for writing.

I had the chance for a little chat with TC O’Reilly and my first question to him was how he decided to pursue a writing career.

“Initially I wanted to write something just to tick it off my bucket list, but once I started I realized how much I loved it and haven’t stopped since,” he said.

  • Was getting published hard?

“I went the indie publisher route and I am very pleased that I did.”

  •  What genre are your books?

“The genre is horror with a touch of sci-fi.”

  • Which of your books is your most favorite?

“The 8th round is my baby, but I am also fond of Delusions.”

  •  Do you have a specific writing routine?

“No routine.”

-What’s next for you?

“A follow up to the 8th round.”


8th round

The story is about a man named Jacob (Jakes) Patrick Wallace who is sent back in time over various lifetimes. He thus carries knowledge of a global plague called the Husk plague, that causes people to go crazy and bloodthirsty, that will spread throughout the earth and that leaves only him with the power and knowledge to try and stop it. Throughout the book he deals with various people in his life including a love interest named Julia Baldacci and his younger brother named Andy. This first book mainly sets the scene of the oncoming plague by giving glimpses of the future in 2017 etc. but mainly plays out over a period starting from 1995 up to date. The Ebola virus which ravaged West Africa during 2014 plays a central theme in the book and helps to set the pace of the oncoming plague. The antagonist in the story is for the first part mainly played by a man called Rudansky who forms part of a larger group of people which is mainly referred to as the Company. The Company helps to set the scene for a larger worldwide conspiracy which dates back as far as the early 1600’s. With the VOC as the main background of this conspiracy, hence the settings in Amsterdam. Jakes however also starts to develop certain abilities which helps him to be stronger, faster and even some psychic abilities which helps him throughout the book from time to time.


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