Pierre O’Rourke has worked as an artist, cartoonist, publicist, forest firefighter, landscaper, celebrity contact, emcee, actor, producer, interviewer, maitre d’, columnist, movie critic, and book media host to authors & celebrities on his journey to figuring out what he wanted to be when he grew up.
His prior company, Celebrity Promotions, put him in direct contact with notable stars and authors. For fifteen years, he produced celebrity events such as tennis, golf, silent auctions, poker rides, skeet shoots, and rodeos to raise money for charities. In addition he continues to assist personalities in promoting their book releases, film productions, and projects in Arizona by serving as a Media Host to Authors when they are on their book tours in Arizona.
Authors, such as Og Mandino, John Lescroart, Rita Mae Brown, Lisa Gardner, Robert B. Parker, Lee Child; and various celebrities including Michael Landon, Buddy Ebsen, Steve Allen, Johnny Cash, and many others with whom he has worked over the years, urged him to begin writing his own books. It only took him twelve years to listen and take action.
Free the Puddles was released in November 2011 as an eBook. Note to Gibbs, the first of a book series with cartoons, was released as a physical book on February 14, 2014. Pre-sales have begun. It will be followed by Dog Gone! The Fire Hydrant-way to Heaven, an unrelated novel involving God and his best friend Shadow. Pierre is now completing Driving Me Crazy, the second of his Daro Brónach novels. It begins in Scottsdale where Pierre can often be found on patios, writing with Gibbs at his side. Neither have plans of growing up anytime soon.