The Drinklings

A Writers Group

Meet The Drinklings.

No, we don’t meet in an English pub called 'the Eagle and Child,' but we do meet in an Irish pub where we discuss good literature and excellent writing over hearty brews (and the occasional chips and dip). No, we're not professors at a swanky English college but we are teachers whose first passion is writing.

 

Inspired by the infamous Inklings, we three authors gathered many a moon ago, becoming The Drinklings, with a toast and a nod to that most beloved of writing groups.

 

Over the many moons since, we have, like iron sharpening iron, honed our novels with one aim in mind: to share with you our beloved novels for your entertainment and intellectual stimulation.


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M. Porter Dyer

Mr. Dyer is from back east, as in New Jersey east (though, surprisingly, there is no trace of an accent but plenty of tough-guy attitude). But don’t be fooled by his rugged, lone-wolf exterior: this ‘man of letters’ writes gripping, engaging thrillers and Young Adult novels that entertain and go down easy. He likes living on the edge, motoring the rugged Rockies on his motorcycle, snowboarding double-diamonds and tearing it up in his motorboat. His writing influences are Ernest Hemingway, Cormac McCarthy, Chuck Palahnuik, and Charles Bukowski. He currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Tara, and two children. He is Head of the English Department at Mesa Ridge High School.

Eoin McMahon

If you can’t figure out how to pronounce Eoin’s first name (rhymes with Ian), that’s okay; there are few who can on first glance. Eoin is full-throated Irish, also from back east, as in waaay back east, as in Belfast, whose native Irish blood can be seen in his beautiful and complex prose, exploring all vistas of human nature. His work, like a full-bodied, well-aged scotch, encompasses the Literary and Magical Realism genres. HIs literary influences are Thomas Pynchon, Donald Westlake, Frank Herbert, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Umberto Eco. Among his many jobs, he’s been a taxi driver, a chocolate maker and, most recently, an English teacher. He makes his home in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, with his wife of many moons, Evy.

E.W. MacEnulty II
 

Mr. MacEnulty prides himself on being the youngest of The Drinklings, since the titles of Best-Looking and Best-Writer were already taken by the other two. That said, his writing ranges all over the map from Young Adult to Literary Experimental to the occasional Western, all flavored with heavy helpings of Magical Realism. When he's not working on the page, you can see him on the stage, writing, directing and producing plays. He counts his greatest literary influences to be Chaim Potok, Frank Herbert, Alan Duff, Shakespeare, Douglas Adams and Tom Stoppard. He's a native son of Colorado where he lives with his wife, Kristen, and three children.