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From Fair City to LA - and now fiction

EOIN Macken has travelled a long road from Fair City to LA, and now the actor has turned his hand to fiction.

The 31-year-old has penned his debut novel and it is set for an October release.

Kingdom of Scars is a tender coming-of-age story about a boy growing up in Dublin, said Macken.

Writing has been "bloody liberating" according to the actor, whose TV debut came in 2008 on Fair City.

"The book is raw, 
emotional, and personal in some parts, honest and hopefully written well enough for people to enjoy it," he said.

"It's a coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy called Sam growing up in Dublin and going through his first experiences with sex, drinking, being bullied, trying to be part of a gang and learning about friendship and himself."

The actor has made a solid name for himself in Tinseltown in popular series The Night Shift, where he plays an army doctor.

passion

He admitted that he has always harboured a hidden passion for writing fiction but was afraid to go public.

"There's something intoxicating about being able to say you're a writer, or not just a writer but an author," he revealed.

UCD graduate Eoin took the plunge two years ago and posted a rough chapter of the book online.

Eoin said that getting 
the book published by Poolbeg Press was a dream come true.

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