I like to think I write because I have beauty hidden in me, somewhere. But the truth of the matter is that I'm addicted to it, like nerdy cocaine. I study Mathematics and Computer Science, so thought I better write fantasy, just to complete that stereotype too.


They call it the Dawnlight because that's as far as it ever gets. The sun rises in the early morning, with its thin, tentative light, and for the rest of the day there is nothing more. Nothing. Nothing but rain and grey and dead dragon bones. Bare rock and bodies. It's dark and wet and empty. It's fog and sickness and death.
                               - Drystan Beddoe, Silence Falls

Lots of people have a 'my aims' section on their profile. My only aim was to get 'Promise the Sky' into the top ten of a genre so I'd be able to see it on the old homepage. It did (Adventure) but I was on holiday so I missed it. That's how my luck works. So now I just want to make it onto the Watty Awards Shortlist this year instead because the homepage has changed and I had to get a new aim. Maybe next year I'll go for Rowling-esque exposure, riches, and world domination.
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Silence Falls (Sequel to Promise the Sky)

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Description: As darkness is reborn in the high mountains of the West, Keenan Nottinghan comes to the rapid conclusion that some things never change. No matter what death does to a man, he is still the selfsame creature as drew his first breath upon the plains, a...

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SamanthaJR commented on Broken - Chapter 1

Nice chapter: beautiful cover. Did you make it yourself? You have the perfect writing style for a title such as 'Marks upon my Skin'. I wanted to tell you I liked it in the thread but someone beat me to it, so I thought I'd pop back here and have a look at your work instead.

It was nice meeting you: thank you for your compliments on my title :) Anyway! Off to the next chapter ;)

Yes, me ;) After a long sabbatical, please feel free to return to Silence Falls for another dose of Kiara, Geraint, Drake & Ella.

Thank you all for your unending patience.