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Like the best of us, Eva St. John is a construct. A moving feast of many parts, most of those parts involve gin, science fiction and falling over her dogs.
Favourite authors: Iain M Banks. Ann Leckie. Genevieve Cogman. Terry Pratchett. Nick Harkaway.*
Favourite shows: Doctor Who. Indiana Jones. National Treasure. Star Trek. Black Mirror. Firefly.*
Favourite food: Everything. Not a fan of offal or ice cream.
Favourite drink: Milk. Followed by a willingness to drink anything. Except Ouzo. Or tea.
* This list is forever changing and only represents the current top of her head.
Phillip Jordan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He had a successful career in the Security Industry for twenty years before transitioning into the Telecommunications Sector.
Aside from writing in his spare time Phillip has competed in Olympic and Ironman Distance Triathlon events both Nationally and Internationally including a European Age-Group Championship and the World Police and Fire Games.
Phillip now lives on the County Down coast and is currently writing two novel series.
I have been writing stories for years and more recently have written several children’s books with one published and two in the same series ready to publish.
I have taken the independent author route as it is almost impossible to get anything through a traditional publisher.
That’s not my main reason for taking the indie route. There are far too many restrictions and a lack of control of your work when you go through a publisher.
As an indie author, I can publish when what and how I like and the freedom to do this was the overriding factor for me.
My first children’s books were written in collaboration with a very good friend Christine Williams who lives not far from me in South Wales in the UK.
Our collaborative author name is Niddy Witch and the first book published on Amazon kindle was the result of 6 shorter stories welded into one larger book.
“Andorra’s box” was great to co-write and in the current technological age, this posed no problem bouncing the drafts back and forward between Nelson and Abergavenny.
We have since completed the first drafts of the sequels to the first book and these are soon to be published once the editing stage is over.
My Own Books
I have decided to go down the road of writing my own books as I really like slightly off-the-wall detective come adventure come sci-fi stories. My first efforts were short stories that I have deliberately done so I have a complete start to finish story within 5-10,000 words.
I needed to get some hard writing practice and wrote around four or five short sci-fi stories. The latest book currently titled ‘Sleepers’ will be my first serious effort at a novella+ fiction. I say Novella plus as a novella is officially up to 39,999 words but if I exceed that it then becomes a book and it could well be well over 50 or even 60,000 words. The beauty of being an indie author is that it doesn’t matter how long the story is there is no restriction from a publisher.
Nova Fornell passionately danced ballet from the age of four until twenty-one, when injuries forced her to stop. In the pursuit of a new career where it would be easier for her to get a job than in the ballet world, she went back to the university to get a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration. The lack of opportunity to express herself creatively in the business world prompted her to find a new creative passion, which turned out to be writing fiction in her spare time. Now she is hooked on writing and hopes to write several more novels in the future.
S E Turner is a life-long enthusiast of epic fantasy that borders on the believable. With an abundance of historical research weaved through the pages, this promises to be an engaging and immersive experience.
A quick but emotional read - reading about the cruelty to the dog was heartbreaking but this was a lovely tale of the love and healing that animals can bring to our lives.
I would have given five stars but for the missed typos - a few t...
I get the impression that this could be a nice story but I've had to give up after forcing myself to go as far as 15% of the way through. If this novel has ever been near a remotely professional editor then the author was conned.
Another very enjoyable story but with a few niggles, hence the four stars rather than five. Maybe it's because I was tired but the editing issues grated on me more than in the first story and, do people really generally believe that 'ear...
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