I began writing fantasy fiction at the age of fourteen and have been mildly obsessed with it ever since.
I completed my MA in Creative Writing, at Liverpool John Moores University. In the summer of 2009 one of my novels, HORIZON, was shortlisted at the annual novel writing competition Pulp Idol, part of Liverpool’s Writing On The Wall Festival. I also attended a weekend writing course at Ty Neywdd Centre for Writing in South Wales, where all the finalists had one to one sessions with published author Jenny Newman.
My main influences in the fantasy genre are: Robin Hobb (aka Megan Lindholme), Jim Butcher and David Gemmell. Hobb’s work is more indicative of classic fantasy, as is Gemmell’s, and Butcher’s is a mixture of both classic and contemporary urban settings. These authors’ skills at world building and characterisation are, in my opinion, supreme.
I don't currently have any books up, as the 1st two books in The Silver Flute Trilogy have now been published. Should anyone be interested, Land of Midnight Days and Through the Gloaming are available from amazon UK and amazon.com on the following links:
Kindle US Land of Midnight Days
Kindle UK Land of Midnight Days
Hardback US Land of Midnight Days
Hardback UK Land of Midnight Days
http://goo.gl/U3vnYy Gloaming Kindle UK
http://goo.gl/ku1ZlG Gloaming Kindle US
Websites: www.katejack.co.uk & https://kateannejack.wordpress.com/
**Also see my list of recommended new authors on my website.**
The Assassin's apprentice trilogy by Robin Hobb.
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.
The Hobbit by J R Tolkein
The Lyonesse trilogy by Jack Vance
and many, many more.
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