Newsletter: July 30th 2017


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Newsletter: Sunday, July 30th 2017
It’s been a while since I sent out a Secret Paths’ newsletter and a lot has happened. So here is some of the most recent news. Alan.
People of the Forest People of the Forest

I am currently drafting my twelth novel, People of the Forest.

Isla, a  fifteen year-old computer wiz kid, has escaped from a prison for young offenders in a world where everyone is electronically tabbed by the sinister Trackers. She crosses paths with Jake, a boy of her age from another world who is on the run from the Baron’s henchmen. She is flung into his feudal world, getting involved in the intrigues of Baron’s castle, as Jake tries to survive in hers in company of a secret resistance movement.

For extracts see here.

  Worlds Apart
The growing instability of the political situation has inspired me to make a series of illustrations under the heading: Recipes for Disaster #NotMyPresident. You can browse the whole series here. At the same time, I have been researching documents to help understand and react to what is happening. See the whole blog here.
  The Starless Square

The Starless Square, the third book of The Storyteller’s Quest is now available both in print and electronic format. To order a copy click here.

So what’s the story about? A weekend of joyous festivities! Such was the Theosophy department’s response to fanatics bent on destroying their reputation and having them shut down. Theosophy? Professor Rafter, head of the department, calls it “the study of our direct relationship with that which is beyond and above the normal range of human experience”. He could just as well have been describing the adventures of a group of young friends called back from their travels in another world to defend their department with their new-found abilities. But how could entrancing singing or breath-taking storytelling or exquisite cooking possibly stand a chance when pitted against the evil black cloud that threatens to obscure the Starless Square?

 Where was i?

Flash: Where was i?

Where did I put that paper? It was in here somewhere. What a mess. Always so much stuff in my bag. No idea where it comes from. A packet of cigarettes. Empty, of course. Shame. Could have done with a cig. No such luck. (…) Read more

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