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Channel The Dark



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Here at Temple Dark Books, we talk about channeling the darkness. This is more than just marketing speak - it's a philosophy in which we truly believe; and it's one in which we want you to engage. "Why on Earth would I want to do that?" we hear you ask. Well, my darklings and (dis)Members, as aficionados of the written word, we know how valuable it can be when it comes to tackling the things that bring us down during the day, or keep us up at night; because articulating our feelings is how we begin to master the darkness, how we begin our journey towards the light.

The Gatekeeper knows how easy it is to hide, but being stuck between dimensions is no way to live a life. In our experience, there is nothing more cathartic than working with the written word. In the confines of our pages we direct destinies; we are gods in our own universes - true puppet-masters of the marionettes who dance their merry dance on the stages of our mind. Through writing we regain control. The Channel The Dark project is about using the written word to help those who find it difficult to articulate their own journey towards the light of which we are all capable, given the right direction and support.


The Channel The Dark project invites writers to speak about their passion for writing, and what it means to them, in the context of benefitting their psychological wellbeing. On May 27th 2023, we hosted the first of these events alongside the counselling staff of SOSAD Ireland, with a view to highlighting the application of (reading and) writing for navigating the journey towards a healthy mind. Carol Murphy, Director of SOSAD Ireland, spoke about how reading and writing benefits our mental health; while our invited writers articulated its real world effects by telling us of their own experiences.

The event took place just before the book launch, in the Martello Room, Millmount Museum, Drogheda, and it was catered by Twenty Twenty Patisserie from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. We received sponsorship in the form of funds and raffle prizes from McNally's Pharmacy; Twilight Wax CompanyA Token of Thought; and Eakins Pharmacy, while photography on the day was provided by Nicky from Irish Design Co.


We look forward to the 2024 event (which will be virtual and wider-reaching) and Volume 2 of Channel The Dark.


We were delighted to welcome the multi-talented actor, writer, and director Baz Black to Channel The Dark. Probably best known in Ireland for playing Ged Delaney in the RTÉ Drama Series, Kin, Baz spoke as our Special Guest at the event and book launch, and was promoting his now multi-award-winning feature film, 'Dublin Crust'. We also enjoyed hearing from Oisín McGann, Nicola Pierce, and our very own Ronald A. Geobey. Check out the gallery for info on the speakers, and see the photos of the event below.

Our bookshelf
Channel The Dark Exterior
The Signings
Channel The Dark Interior
CTD Contributors
Signing the new release
True Love
The Temple Dark Books Catalogue
Our Rapt Audience
Our next release for 2023
The Audience
Ronald A. Geobey
Buying Books
Ronald A. Geobey, with his wife and eldest daughter
Oisin McGann
The Power Couple
Nicola Pierce
Contributors to Channel The Dark
Proud Writers
Book signing
Nicola Pierce
Oisin McGann
Nicola Pierce
Nicola Pierce
Baz Black
Dublin Crust
Carol Murphy
Baz Black
Baz chats after the event
Our wonderful hamper
Raffle Winner


Channel The Dark is also the title of an anthology of short stories and poems composed in keeping with the genres we publish. With wonderful cover art generously provided by Bekka Bjorke, Volume 1 was launched at the event on May 27th 2023, and you can purchase it here. 100% of the income from the E-Book, and profits from the paperback and hardback editions will go to SOSAD Ireland.* If you are interested in contributing to future volumes, please visit the Submissions Page for more details. You can see the unboxing of Volume 1 below and you can listen to Ronald A. Geobey being interviewed on LMFM Radio right here:

*Please be aware that no royalties issue to contributors for this volume.

Channel The Dark Radio InterviewRonald A. Geobey
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