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Globe by R I Heslop

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About meI have three sons, one daughter, two grandchildren and have been married for 49 years to my wife Sylvia. I am 70 years old, a retired high school teacher of English, Drama and Special Needs, and have been writing off and on for as long as I can remember. Amazon and Kindle are leading the way for authors like myself to at last gain recognition.

Back in the seventies I wrote a horror novel for children 11 to 12 years old. This came about because I wanted something that would work as a class reader when I was Head of English at my previous school. I even managed to get myself one of the leading children's agents of the time but the offers I got for the book would have meant me destroying the best of the book in order to make it fit into a series already conceived. I wasn't prepared to do this.
I have tried over the years to become published but have become disheartened by rejections. Globe came about because a dear friend of mine got me started writing again when he came up with the idea of a molecular computer. It was entered into a competition, didn't win but got enough plaudits to get an offer to publish. We naturally took this up but the book never got any publicity and later the publisher went bust.
My old school, Walbottle High School, in the west end of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, always puts on a musical as the main production every summer. I helped to produce a number of them but the best one was in 1997 when I wrote the book, music and lyrics for my musical Ghostwalk. It is a rock and roll musical set in an American high school, circa 1955. It is loosely based on my favourite play, Hamlet, by the greatest writer who ever lived - William Shakespeare - and also refers in some of the events and names to my other hero, Elvis, the greatest singer who ever lived.

About my libraryThe Bottle features two twelve year old schoolboys who break into a derelict vicarage where they discover an ancient bottle with the remains of an odd liquid inside. The most forceful of the boys insists on taking the bottle home. Later he feels compelled to drink the liquid. From there on strange and horrible horrific episodes take place. Ten year olds and up should love this book. It is not for younger readers as it will give them nightmares.

Globe is the story of a computer that begins to grow and develop in a way the original brains behind the project did not conceive. It is a tale that is so plausible that it is difficult to call it science fiction.

Annie's Guest is a romance. Set in Vermont in one of the worst winter storms for years it is the story of lonely Annie whose life is disrupted by the sudden appearance of a strange young man.

Since about 1997 I have been writing sonnets for my wife on the following occasions: Christmas, Valentine's Day, her birthday and our wedding anniversary. I've written close on fifty and the first batch called Sylvia’s Sonnets is now available on the Kindle.
My friend Jim and I are now working on a series of seven books called The Seven Runes. The first one, The Alchemist’s Daughter, is now available on the Kindle. The second one, Knights of the Wyrm, should be available later in the year. Set in Edinburgh circa 1900 it is the story of 12 year old Freya Vanaheim whose father makes her his apprentice. This, however, breaks all the rules and Freya and her family are ruthlessly pursued until Freya is successful at the end of the book.
My latest book was produced in instalments and is now available on the Kindle as one full length book. It is called Growing Pains of a Teenage Werewolf: Michaelmas 9 and features two very handsome and beautiful teenagers who are very clever but who are also much more than they seem. I have written this book under the pseudonym of Skelton Rickerby.



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