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James E. Dearden
I never really considered myself as a writer until I met Ian. We were
both working as advisory teachers for Newcastle Education. My background
was in science and technology. In fact I had just become a
chief examiner in the subject. I think it was over a cup of coffee Ian and I started chatting about
a molecular computer I would like to build but would never have the funds. That was back in the days
when no one had heard of nano technology. Ian suggested I should write a book about it. Well that's how I started to write. In our
very limited spare time we produced GLOBE, our first book as a
writing partnership. Since then we have continued to write. I got the bug!
Our latest project is the SEVEN RUNES novels. I've always been
interested in history and while I was out walking along the shore I picked up a strange flat stone. It was
very dense. On both of the surfaces were scratches. When I examined it closely they formed three characters.
I recognised the basic shapes as runic. This sparked my
interest and I ended up researching not only runes but the
whole Norse and Celtic cosmology. I was totally hooked. Living in the North East of England the Viking
influence on my own language and culture is still very strong. The idea started to form in my head about how
the ancient sagas could be re-worked in a different time frame. My heroine was a 12 year old girl,
Freya, location Edinburgh and the time
And so the story began.
Robert Ian Heslop
I have three sons, one daughter, two grandchildren
and have been married for 48 years to my wife Sylvia. I am 69 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, Jim Dearden, 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.
I have just published a romance, Annie's Guest, on
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 I am busy preparing them for the Kindle for release later in the
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, should be available on the Kindle
before Christmas followed shortly by the second one, Knights of the Wyrm.
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