My thoughts on writing, books, reading and folklore.

Fact ... Always Stranger Than Fiction

This year I released my first novel, ‘Nightjar’. It’s a fantasy, with more than a hint of dystopia, set in a feudal future and centred upon a Fae’s need to keep alive an immortal love. I was inspired to write the piece by the Iron Age landscape that surrounds where I live. In Sandy, Bedfordshire, there are hill forts and Roman Roads, low-lying land and an escarpment that rises up over what was once a shallow sea in the very distant past. As with most parts of England, there are woods that evoke memory of the Celts and old Gods that once walked the land. It wasn’t difficult for imagination to take over and write. I chose ‘Nightjar’ as the name for the main character and novel after seeing a p

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