In a previous life Tony O'Neill played keyboards for bands and artists as diverse as Kenickie, Marc Almond and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. After moving to Los Angeles his promising career was derailed by heroin addiction, quickie marriages and crack abuse. While kicking methadone he started writing about his experiences on the periphery of the Hollywood Dream and he has been writing ever since. His autobiographical novel Digging the Vein was published in Feb 2006 by Contemporary Press, in the US and Canada. Wrecking Ball Press plan to release a UK edition April 2007. Seizure Wet Dreams, a collection of short stories and poems was released in the UK on Social Disease January 2006. A volume of poetry, Songs from the Shooting Gallery is slated for a spring 2007 release on Burning Shore Press. He lives in New York where he works a variety of odd jobs and writes.