Happy birthday!: Here there be dragons…

It’s my birthday. And hey, what better day than my birthday to announce my next book? It’s been more than a year since the release of my last book, but I have no regrets about taking my time with this one. It’s a bit of a departure for me.

Growing up, I read every science fiction and fantasy book I could get my hands on. At the bookstore, the library, my older brother’s bookshelves… I carried these books with me everywhere. They are the building blocks of my childhood and teenage years.

And recently I began to wonder, why don’t I write fantasy?

Inspired by this quote from J.R.R. Tolkien, the father of high fantasy, I set out to do just that:

“I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighborhood.”

That quote made me think of all the wonderful fantastical creatures I desire. Unicorns, elves, fairies, leprechauns… Why did I not write about those creatures? Why did I not create a world they could live in? In a very small but real way, I am a creator of worlds. If I couldn’t create one and people it with the stuff I wanted to read about, what good was I?

The result of this introspection is my new romantic fantasy Out of Time. You can read more about it in the space to the right beneath the beautiful cover. Watch this space over the next few weeks as I reveal more about Out of Time, which is the first book of my trilogy Synchronicity. I’m halfway through the second book Time Being, and have a rough outline of Timeless. There’s even a possibility of a prequel. It’s just an inkling now, and may not result in much more than a short story to be added as bonus material to Timeless, but this story has taken me places I never anticipated.

So if, like me, you desire dragons and unicorns, I hope you’ll join me in the world of Out of Time!