Once upon a time, there was a smaller me who decided to write a story on an old typewriter with no ‘s’s. It went quite well and was very exciting – about a pop (s)tar in love with another pop (s)tar, and a terrible murder involving an old boyfriend and a cliff – but it was only one page long. And the smaller me thought ‘I can write a longer book than that, surely, and make it even more exciting.'
The next one was a Scottish one, as the smaller me was VERY MUCH into Scotland at the time (and still often is), even though Scotland begins with an ‘S’. The story was also set in medieval times (another smaller me fixation), with lots of extravagant swashbuckling escapades, and amounted to at least fifty pages.
It still wasn’t enough.
So the smaller me kept going and, gradually, over time, became the me now, with lots more stories happily scribbled over many, many pages. Look at me! I can write (s)tories of more than one page!
BOOKS RELEASED IN 2017*:
The Curtain-Twitcher's Handbook
The Blackwood Crusade
AND IN 2018:
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* All my books are very different in content because, basically, it's much more fun for me that way. Please note that the one-page pop star story probably won't see the light of day!