WHO AM I?
I am twenty-six years old, an age when young men who have dreamed about conquering the world begin to put their plans into motion. I am a late bloomer, and if you were to ask me what I think the future holds, I would tell you that its limits are the limits of my imagination–which, in my opinion, is not a bad place to start.
In addition to writing, I also enjoy reading (of course), hiking, playing video and board games, building things with my hands (think “carpentry”), losing Fantasy Football matches, starting fires, and many other useful things. So I suppose to sum it all up, I would say that I am human.
WHY DO I WRITE?
I write because there are voices in my head who will nag at me all the time if I do not give them a chance to speak.
I write because, in the words of Stephen King, “There are other worlds than these.”
I write because I am driven to capture the human experience with words–because, as Dylan Thomas wrote,
I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me, and my enquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, down throw and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression.
I write because it is the way I understand the world and make sense of my own thoughts and emotions.
I write because without books to read and stories to follow in my head, life would seem drab and dull and washed of color.
I write because I hold values and convictions that I wish to share with the world, and the best way I know of to share these is through storytelling.
Shall I go on?
What should you look for?
Look for high fantasy, look for stories of swords and castles and tarnished heroes…
But most of all, you should probably look for Andratha. I think I shall be telling his story for a long time–his and, perhaps, his son’s as well, if I may give a spoiler. You can read the beginning of his story here.
I also blog, which you can read about here or on Medium, and I will probably have a number of short stories available at some point.
Thank you for reading. I hope this is only the beginning for you, as I know it is for me.