Only first five chapters are uploaded (book complete). Book two is nearing completion. Anyone interested in reading more, drop me a message.
A photographer by trade, but I've hung up the camera to concentrate on writing for a time.
"Official" studies - BA in Archaeology, English, and Psychology, plus a love of Celtic mythology. I've poached my author-name from the Irish Mum and Nan.
I believe in self-education, so I go through phases where I immerse myself in learning about something new. My real-world bookshelf is jammed with all-sorts.
Hobbies? In the past - scuba diving, sailing, drawing, graphic design, astronomy, astrology, furniture-making and blah, blah, blah...
Currently: Surfing. In the sea, not on the net. More surfing - got to feed the addiction. Growing herbs for homemade remedies - read *sits staring at garden for hours*
Seeking representation. My email address is :
NB! For readers/comments:
Constructive feedback is greatly welcomed. Heartfelt thanks to all who've commented and advised so far.
For read-swops, asker goes first. I am busy editing, so I'm distracted, but I return all reads and I usually comment in-depth. (Pitch and comment-skimming will not be reciprocated.)
I read plenty of non-fiction off-line, but NOT here. Don't ask me to. Please? Thanks.
If your spam indicates you haven't read this far, I'll be happy to copy and paste my entire bio to your message box.
I shelve books I like - and shelf-shuffling makes me sweat.
Useless at lists - obsess over them. These books and authors are just some of those that have been an inspiration, in one way or another, since I could first read.
As a child: Elyne Mitchell's Silver Brumby books
Paul Gallico: The Snow Goose (had this on vinyl - retro audiobooks!)
Robin Hobb - most of her work
Jill Patton Walsh: Knowledge of Angels
Marion Zimmer Bradley
James Michener - think I've read them all...more than once.
Annie Barrows: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society;
JRR Tolkien: LoTR and The Hobbit
Ursula Le Guin
Jean M Auel
Robin L Graham: Dove
Jack London: Call of the Wild
Gavin Maxwell: Ring of Bright Water
Richard Adams: Watership Down ; Duncton Wood
T H White - The Once and Future King
Richard Bach: the Reluctant Messiah, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the Bridge Across Forever.
Frank Herbert: Dune Series
S R Donaldson: Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Jane Austen & Charlotte Bronte
I won a Complete Works of Shakespeare at the tender age of 12 (for best School Tour report - lol). I won the exact same book when graduating highschool (for highest achievement in English lit.) I sighed, took the hint, and have been hooked ever since.
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