I started writing stories seriously when I completed an online Creative Writing course at FutureLearn (https://www.futurelearn.com/) in autumn 2014. The course was brilliant and a lot of fun (I highly recommend it) and during it I discovered my literary muse Henley Bear (that's him in the picture with me). I live in a quiet village in rural South Norfolk, England with my wife and constant inspiration Manda, and Henley. My interests include cosmology, chaos theory, quantum physics, spirituality and spiritual places, the tao of physics, SETI, cultural history & mythology, citizen science and photography so I expect these themes will appear in my stories (one of them is Henley's story which he is rather chuffed about).
I am currently writing a novel length follow-up to And My Heart Beats titled Phoenix Rising. It tells the story that goes before, during and after the events of And My Heart Beats.
And My Heart Beats
The Beast has returned and today is the day young spiritual warrior Nireti must confront her deepest fears to face the Beast. Alone and armed only with her crystal sword, her courage and her hope, she enters the Forest of the Beast. Rage, darkness and despair await her.
On the Gaian world of Rianth, the rage that humanity has carried within it for thousands of years has manifested as the Beast. Her brother died in her arms after he fought it, now it falls to Nireti to face the Beast.
Falling Into Light
Garyth is a leaf on life's wind, drifting through life, until he encounters an old woman while wandering down Glastonbury High Street. He gazes into her eyes and finds himself unable to move. Her touch sends him tumbling into a remembrance of his past lives. Reliving past incarnations reconnects him with his life's purpose. He is a Guardian, saving those lives that must be saved throughout time.