For more than the past six years, one of my chief concerns has been to try to help my youngest son David launch his chosen career as a novelist. You’ve no idea how much this means to me. He’s wanted to be an author all of his life. He made up his first story when he was about three. His dad, my dear late husband Marvin, was a book collector and librarian, and had a collection of books on standing stones. David made up a story about the enormous men who put the standing stones into place. He grew up surrounded by books with parents who encouraged reading.
David, who has his degree in history, has a marvelous and interesting writing style based on sound research and filled with interesting characters. Even though he has elves, dwarves, and dragons in his first book, In Treachery Forged, they are totally fascinating with characteristics unlike those you might expect. His woman protagonist was blinded as a young girl and has learned to handle life with efficiency and forthrightness.
His delightful second novel, The Kitsune Stratagem, does not have elves, dwarves, and dragons, but rather its female lead is a young kitsune (a human-fox shape shifting person with remarkable characteristics). It is an exciting story with palace intrigue, fascinating characters, such as wulvers and bunyips, placed in a very interesting world.
This week, he was featured in a blog interview that talks about his writing. You can find it here. And should you want to read one of these delightful novels you can find all the links to print versions and ebooks here
He has arranged it so if you buy the print version, you can have the kindle ebook version for free.