**Currently seeking representation and agents can contact me at email@example.com. Any Authonomites wishing to contact me please use the address firstname.lastname@example.org
**Just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me, and helped 'Dawn of Destruction' make the desk!
I've had an incredible journey on Authonomy: made some amazing friends, improved my writing beyond imaginable, and gained a lot more confidence and self-belief. I’ve also realized why I write; for the joy of it. It just makes me so happy to be able to share books with all you incredibly talented authors!
To everyone: I will not forget your support. I have a nice long list of you all and will be making my way through return reads, and sticking around the site to offer you support too :)
For reading pleasure, I have uploaded a taster of Book 2, however just a heads up that I'm not currently taking read-swaps on it, until I return all my current reads first!
I’ve been working on a series of nine fantasy novels for six years now, and am currently doing final edits of my first book.
In my opinion, fantasy is just another way of portraying reality – and that is what I attempt to do in my work.
I love philosophical discussions, and exploring who we are and what it means to be human. I am also fascinated by psychological turmoil, and the internal struggles of individuals.
In my books, I bring together warring worlds and troubled characters. I explore the concepts of ‘good’ and ‘evil’, in terms of how we each see events in a unique way.
And I show how nothing, nothing, is ever black or white.
I hope for my work to provoke thought and reflection on our own world and society, whilst being balanced by its lighter edge :)
Thanks to everyone who will stop by for a read! My first book, The Awakening: Dawn of Destruction is complete at 90,000 words and just under half of it is uploaded here. A small taster of book two, The Awakening: A World in Turmoil is also uploaded for those interested... also complete but the rest of the manuscript in need of editing.
And a bit more about me... besides writing, I am an aspiring International lawyer, a truth and justice seeker, a dancer and a fencer... fascinated by physics and really anything that attempts to explain how the world goes around!
* Thank you to my brother Austin Goldthorpe for the cover design - amazing! He has also done "Tamria" and "The Vedeine Saga: Deception"
* Thank you to artist/photographer David King for the amazing profile photo!
**Map can be found on my Facebook page. Thanks to my brother for creating the digital image from my sketches!
A few acknowledgements :)
In particular, I'd like to thank James Gravil ("Tamria"), Lucy Middlemass ("Jinger Barley and the Murkle Moon"), Collin Tobin ("Human Black Box") for their ongoing editorial support, and in particular ****Ivan Amberlake**** ("Diary of the Gone") for actually proofreading my ENTIRE manuscript - he's a star!
Also, Scott Toney ("The Ark of Humanity") for the endless encouragement, and Brian Bandell ("Mute") and "Magicweaver" for support since the very beginning.
My amazing cheerleaders ;) Ashley Strachan ("The Vedeine Saga: Deception), which you can buy on Amazon! and Melissa Simonson ("White Noise")
Last but not least, Michael Dale ("Rude Awakening") for asking me to count the number of 'was' in my prologue, which has led me to rewrite a substantial part of my book in order to eliminate any unnecessary passive voice!!
Mike Lee (http://www.amazon.com/Fey-ebook/dp/B005FMB4KS) for the priceless advice on developing complexity in my male characters especially :)
All these authors mentioned are extremely talented, I would highly recommend a read of their work ;)
More acknowledgements at http://www.authonomy.com/forums/threads/99287/my-bookshelf-just-exploded/
Stephen Donaldson - The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever
Ian Irvine - Three Worlds Cycle
Traci Harding - The Ancient Future Trilogy
Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Prisoner of Heaven
M.M. Kaye - The Far Pavilions
Margaret Atwood - Cat's Eye
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