In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
I hear my echo in the echoing wood--
A lord of nature weeping to a tree,
I live between the heron and the wren,
Beasts of the hill and serpents of the den.
--from "In a Dark Time" by Theodore Roethke
Thank you for stopping by my page and reading my work!
Hmm... A little about me - I prefer to write about characters, but here goes...
Born in Philadelphia, USA, I was raised in Melbourne, Australia, from the age of 4. I currently live in an old gold-rush village an hour outside of Melbourne in the central highlands of Victoria, with my husband, who I was lucky enough to meet at university in 1991, and our cat Oggie (after Oghma, Celtic god of writing), who we adopted when we made our tree-change at the end of 2016. My husband and I met because of our mutual love of Tolkein, Terry Pratchett and philosophical debate (i.e., being utter nerds) and it's what keeps us together!
After uni, I somehow managed to turn my backstage audio-tech experience from school into a career turning some of Australia's best loved books (and some not-so-loved!) into audio books. I did that for about seven years and then took about the same time off, as my husband's career took us on an adventure living in Japan and Thailand - all the while practicing writing my own stories.
At the end of my last year in Thailand, 2013, I decided to join Wattpad and let my stories peek into the world and see if anyone peeked back. That so many have is a daily delight and I appreciate every single read, vote and comment so much!
If you enjoyed reading As Long As She Lives - or any of my work - here, I hope you'll consider supporting me by buying a copy of the edited, published version. It's available online in paperback and eBook worldwide at all the usual places and signed paperbacks can be ordered via my website where you will also find links to the most popular online stores! http://www.narrativedisorder.com/books
Wishing you all love, creativity and courage,
I got my start writing in a place a lot like this one, except it was back in the late 1990s when the Internet came in the mail on discs from a man named Steve Case, and all I wrote about was Star Wars. Since then I've written the same novel several times over and a boatload of short stories. I also went to college, traveled the world a bit, and interned for two publishing companies. I now write and edit professionally. Someday, after I'm famous, I will change this box to read something snappy like, "I make up stories for young people. Sometimes they read them." But for now, we'll stick with this.
The big story I'm sharing on Wattpad right now is called Soulwoven. It's got dragons and necromancers and magic and death, and it's about two brothers and how their decisions shape a world torn between loving and hating itself. It's about a lot of other things too, but that's good for a start. Thanks in part to my Wattpad readers, I Kickstarted its publication in 2013. You can buy it in print or e-book here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKAXSPG/
I hope you enjoy it.
Also, I sometimes do first-page critiques here on Wattpad. When I do, I always reserve a few spots for my followers, so if you want more info on them, make sure to follow me.
If you like my stuff, you can check me out:
On Twitter (@realjeffseymour), where I sometimes tweet as I write or edit and put up links to interesting things.
On Facebook (facebook.com/realjeffseymour), where I post more links and attach commentary to them.
On my blog (blog.jeff-seymour.com), where I talk about my chapters as I post them, discuss my career as a freelance writer and editor, post yet more links, and occasionally dispense writerly and editorial wisdom.
I go around the world for my job, and I write.
I sometimes remove the books about 45 days after they are completed, as I earn my living by selling them on Amazon, but I like to always start here on Wattpad, and I hope you have time to enjoy all the stories that take your fancy.
It's also great if you are able to vote, as that helps other people find the books.
+++ SORRY, but I can't take read requests due to too much work & little play time! +++
Wattys 2016 award winner in category writer's debut
Addicted to Writing and reading..
completed stories :
Sinner : A Mysterious Experience.
Contract Marriage.(S2 of sinner)
Sinner : A story of a curse.
Wish me on 26 june
I'm a sometimes artist, and a full-time budget analyst. And a published writer. My stories have appeared in Writers of the Future Volume 29, Daily Science Fiction, Galaxy's Edge, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I'm an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and was a first place winner in Writers of the Future for 2013.
I grew up on a steady diet of Star Trek: TNG, Dragonlance, Drizzt Do'Urden, and King's Quest. My writing is alternately dark and cheeky. Enjoy!
Free to read on Beneath Ceaseless skies: "The Dreams of Wan Li"
Free to read on Daily Science Fiction: "This Doesn't Appear to be the Alien I Paid For"
Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions. I love to talk shop!
UPDATE: I've been getting some requests to read stories and comment. I would really LOVE to, but I've recently been promoted at work and I've three other books I'm working on, so my time is extremely limited. I hope to offer some free critiques in the future, but for now I'm swamped. Thank you for your understanding!
Writer. Reader. Reviewer. Mostly romance/erotica.
I got my start here on Wattpad and am so grateful for the Wattpad community. This is the place to play and experiment.
Watty-winner, The Sun and the Moon (Amelia and Ryan's story), about a depressed lawyer and a sexy surfer. This book is about sexual awakening and a recovery from depression. A revised version is on Amazon: http://www.lesliemcadamauthor.com/tsatm
The Stars in the Sky (Marie and Will's story), about a liberal vegan and a conservative rancher. This book is about politics and connections and getting past the labels. http://www.lesliemcadamauthor.com/tsits
All the Waters of the Earth (Lucy and Jake's story), about a workaholic and a five foot nothing sassy, single mom. This book is about creativity and really living life. http://www.lesliemcadamauthor.com/atwote
The Ground Beneath Our Feet (Jessica and Mikey's story). About perfectionism and emotional eating. http://www.lesliemcadamauthor.com/tgbof
Other places to find me:
Facebook fan group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthwindsCoffee/
I have the best readers! Thank you so much!