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Mick Rooney is an author, editor and journalist, and publishing consultant.
He was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1968. He has been writing for nearly thirty years and has published nine books, including several novels and novellas. He has also published books on the publishing industry and written many articles for magazines and newspapers.
His first book, Arcadia, was published in 1990. It is a poetic novella of the mind and was soon followed by The Eternal, Hybrid, Thais, and a book of collected shorter fiction in 1995, entitled, Oceanic.

Academy was Mick Rooney’s first full length novel. His second, Filigree & Shadow, was published in November 2008. His latest novel, The Memory of Trees, was first published by Book Republic, an imprint of Maverick House Publishing, and a second edition was published in 2016 by Aquarius Communications Publishing.

He has written many informative and illuminating articles for many periodical publications in print as well as online, including Writers' ForumSelf-Publishing Magazine UK and Publetariat. about the changing and complex world of the publishing industry. In 2010, he published To Self-Publishing or Not to Self-Publish with Troubador Publishing UK, and followed this book up another guide, Choosing A Self-Publishing Provider, with Ben Galley in 2013, published by ALLi (The Alliance of Independent Authors), an organisation where he also holds the position of Services Watchdog.

He is currently editor and researcher at The Independent Publishing Magazine and former editor and content strategist of TAUS Review, a publication for the translation industry.
Though born in Ireland, Rooney now lives in the Netherlands.