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RJ Deeds

Location: County Monaghan
Facilitates workshops.
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Speaks to writer groups.
Speaks to book clubs.


RJ Deeds grew up on the south-side of Dublin. He retired in 2019. He accumulated 40 years experience dealing with staff and Trade Unions. He spent the bulk of his career with the same large engineering corporation.
Mid-career, he represented junior and middle management colleagues as a shop steward. In the years before retirement, he reversed roles when he was appointed Senior Human Resources Manager. He enjoyed this position- particularly because it gave him the opportunity to influence company Employee Relations policy and strategy.
ULSER is RJ’s first foray into novel writing.



Have you ever had to deal with a toxic employee? … then maybe the psychological thriller novel, Ulser by RJ Deeds, is for you? Ted Black is Ulser’s manager. He is tackling Ulser’s lack of work ethic – and when the work systems fail, Ted just finds another way to mete out justice .. but at what cost? …

Ted Black has landed the job of his life – company car, top man, enough to afford a mortgage on a house in the best part of town. On his first day at Eirtran, he encounters Ulser, who has had an “accident” on the shop floor. Ulser had never been previously confronted about his suspect behaviour at work, and he doesn’t appreciate Ted’s interest in his predicament.

Ted’s sense of right and wrong drive him to sort out Ulser … but Ulser continues to cause mayhem, poisoning the atmosphere at the workplace, leading to pickets and all-out strike. Ted’s home and family are under attack – graffiti on his house, strange calls during the day and night, even arson. Ted is certain Ulser is behind it all, and he vows retribution.

As Ted dispenses of his moral compass, rapidly descending to the darkest recesses of his mind, Ulser is the one who must pay the price. Can Ted’s subsequent spiral into debauchery and alcoholism lead him to lose everything? And when Ulser and Ted are finally reunited, will we realise that nothing that went before was what it seemed?

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