Are you a writer, reader, or other industry professional
I am a writer, born and bred in NW England.
If a writer, are you published, pre-pubbed, or self-published?
I was first published in December 2007. Since then, I've had over a dozen works published electronically or in print. My publishers include Samhain, Lyrical Press, Eternal Press, Uncial Press, and Damnation Books.
As a writer, what type of stories do you Write or Read?
I've recently written a lot of intense science fiction, much more politically and philosophically charged than my usual space adventures. I hope I haven't grown out of that juvenile love of sci-fi/ fantasy pulp, though, as that's what I was brought up with. My first sci-fi trilogy, The Eleven-Hour Fall, is pure survival adventure with a dash of romance--an entertainment first and foremost.
I also write the Esther May Morrow's paranormal series as Arthur Everest. Literally *anything* can turn up in those stories, as each one centres on an item bought from the title character's mysterious gift shop.
I've dabbled in the horror, war, historical, and mystery genres, and been published in all.
As a reader, what is your favorite genre, writer?
Wow, too many writers to list, but I'd have to single out the great Victorian speculative fiction authors, Wells, Verne, Burroughs, and also H. Rider Haggard. You can taste the creative juice oozing from their eloquent words, as though they knew they were concocting the future of those particular genres.
In the historical genre, my favourite writer has to be Patrick O'Brian.
How did you come to know about WRDF?
My publisher Eternal Press recently joined WRDF, and when I found out many of my colleagues were also members, I jumped at the chance.
What is your first impression of our site?
Excellent presentation, and lots of options for networking.
Welcome to Writers and Readers. It's great to have you here. I'm sure you'll soon find your way around and make friends - if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask, we're a friendly bunch. (I love SF too)
I've looked Eternal Press' web site - looks great and they have a good varriety of books. I will have to send some of my work their way. I have some I'm polishing now, the longer pieces do take time - polish, put it down for a day or two then go over it again with "fresh eyes" LOL. Your works is really interesting you have a good take on new Sci/fi - read some of your excerpts. Actually after I had looked at Eternal's site - I remembered when they started - they had asked about doing chats with TRS -( I do TRS' chats.) Its good to see they are doing so well when so many e-press' aren't. I added you to my page on this site. Please post anytime
I write Paranormal Romance, Fantasy and yes erotica in those genres. I am currently happily published with WCP but alway looking around - as we all are. I was checking out your site and that of Eternal Press and was impressed with their Sci/Fi books. I have three long pieces written under Sheila rather than my erotic twin (LOL) Sultry's name. These works, though romance have a less erotic heat level and more a sci/fi level. I am curious how Eternal Press has been to work with?
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