KAYA Book Den

Welcome to the new Kids and Young Adults Book Den at Rare Swan Press. Later this year we will be publishing our first young readers’ detective novel, D’Arcy Blake & The Tech Detectives. We are delighted to introduce you all to first-time author, award-winning Irish journalist and television producer, Seàn Dunne.


KAYA Book Den, (Kids And Young Adults) is a special publishing section created by Rare Swan Press to serve both writers and readers of juvenile and young adult literature and poetry. We aim to be inclusive across cultures, geographies and personal identities and welcome open submissions from across the globe.


Seàn Dunne

First-time children’s author, Seàn Dunne is an award-winning journalist. In 2016 he was named the Newsbrands Ireland Young Journalist of the Year.

He has written & reported for The Irish Times, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Mail on Sunday & Sunday Independent newspapers in Ireland.

He is currently a TV Producer on The Tonight Show for Virgin Media Television. 

Seàn holds an M.A in Politics & International Relations from UCD, an M.A in Journalism from NUI Galway and a B.A in English & New Media from the University of Limerick.

His debut youth detective novel D’Arcy Blake & The Tech Detectives is scheduled for release in November 2021. 


twitter @SeanJDunne

instagram @seandunnauthor

The Book


” After an unwilling move of house with his parents, D’Arcy Blake finds himself making new friends with Claire, Nancy and Marc. Together they explore and uncover a mystery on the manor. Little does he suspect how an unexpected kidnapping might find him finally finding a home among the old tribes of Galway …”

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