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Dermody House is a small publishing house based in southern Westchester, New York. Its books are set forth on the Books page. They are all by Joseph P. Garland, either using that name or “J.P. Garland.” Dermody is his father’s mother’s birth name, and his father’s middle name, though she also used “Campbell” after her widowed mother remarried in 1890.

A series of writing-related videos are on the Videos page. There’s a blog page, but there’s no much to say about it.

We can be reached at DermodyHouse@Gmail.com.

A New Book: A Contemporary Story

I’m in the final stages of publishing I Am Alex Locus. If I get any interest in it being traditionally published, I’ll see about that route. That seems unlikely, though.

It is a contemporary story. The main character is Alex, for Alexandra, Locus. I had some trouble with this story, which I’ve had around for over a year. At one point, I switched Alex to Alexander, but that didn’t flow. I tried doing it is first-person present-tense, and that didn’t work either. Which meant quite a lot of fixing the verbs in the draft.

It’s set chiefly in the relatively small portion of Manhattan’s Upper West Side where I lived for eleven years while I was in law school, essentially 79th Street to 94th Street from Broadway to Central Park West. Plus scenes in Bronxville, not far from where I grew up and where I currently live and in Columbia County, not far from where we had a house while we lived in the City.