Leaving Sadie - A novel by S.J. Coules

Do you ever question the decisions you've made - how your life has turned out?

Henry does. He questions a lot of things, be it his job, the plays he writes, or his relationship with Sadie. When he decides it's time to address these doubts and take action, things don't go exactly as planned.

Cue a series of events that lead both Henry and Sadie to examine their past, their future, their goals, their responsibilities, and a nagging question: what is happiness, anyway?

The debut novel by screenwriter S.J. Coules (Bound, A Day Like Today), Leaving Sadie is a tale of love, family, friendship, the arts, and ambition in the tumultuous 21st century.

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World Cup Wonders #2: Day One and the Non-Flying Dutchman

World Cup Wonders #2: Day One and the Non-Flying Dutchman

June 14, 2018

The opening game is done and dusted. Let’s look back at another memorable World Cup moment.

World Cup Wonders #1: Colm Meaney and the Goal of the Century

World Cup Wonders #1: Colm Meaney and the Goal of the Century

June 7, 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is a week away, and, as is tradition, people will shirk their responsibilities and spend as much time as possible in front of the TV. Parents will ignore their crying children as a wizardly winger zips past a hapless defender; office workers will have a sneaky tab open playing an […]

Book Cover Reveal!

Book Cover Reveal!

May 10, 2018

Getting the cover for your novel right is a tough task. Here’s where I’m at.

Review of my feature film ‘A Day Like Today’

Review of my feature film ‘A Day Like Today’

May 6, 2018

  The Dublin Inquirer’s glowing review of the feature film I wrote ‘A Day Like Today’ – something to come back to every now and then 😉 “Walsh, screenwriter Shane Coules and the entire cast and crew of the production have made something very special.” https://www.dublininquirer.com/2016/03/23/a-day-like-today-reviewed/

The greatest bookstore of them all?

The greatest bookstore of them all?

April 30, 2018

A recent trip to MacLeod’s bookstore.

The Twitter Machine

The Twitter Machine

April 12, 2018

With love and trepidation…

6 Actors Who Always Bloody Die In Films*

6 Actors Who Always Bloody Die In Films*

April 5, 2018

It’s in the title, boyo.

Book Cover – Opinions Wanted!

Book Cover – Opinions Wanted!

April 2, 2018

Some designs for the cover of my novel.

Bound – Short Film

Bound – Short Film

January 22, 2018

A young amateur boxer—still grieving the loss of his brother, out of work and attempting to maintain a relationship with his ailing father—is brought back into the ring by his unscrupulous coach.

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