I have been in recent talks with some interesting parapsychologists, as my story ‘One Winter’s Day in June’ caught their eye. For those of you that are not familiar with this short book, it is based on the true story of a five-year-old boy with a disturbing past life memory.

Parapsychology is the study of the more unusual mental phenomena associated with both the mind and the ‘postulated’ spirit. I chatted on a particular Facebook group that I was invited to and ended up looking further afield and into other groups of a similar nature. It is always fascinating to me the amount of people that are interested in the subject of past lives or are looking for answers to questions that they have.

Feel free to share any of your own stories on my blog, Facebook or by replying to this email. It is always fascinating to hear these different stories.

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On a separate note, for those of you looking to pursue a literary career, I must impart some knowledge that I have gleaned over these last few months. I think if I have learned anything during this writing journey, it is to thoroughly review the estimation of effort that is really needed to bring a book to life in its entirety. That said, I have tended to opt for various internal illustrations and quality book covers, so therefore I can expect to pay a little extra, but when I started out I really did not understand the magnitude of what went into a completed book and so kudos to all the author’s out there doing it every day.


I thought I’d share a sneak preview to an internal map I have had made for the upcoming Christopher Daring novel: The Forest of Riddles, by the brilliant illustrator Dawn Larder. I have been having great fun with the internal illustrations and with the map finished, they are almost wrapped up. You can see her great array of works at: http://www.theglimmertwinarthouse.com/


In other news, for any of you on Goodreads, we still have an exciting giveaway happening for What’s the Time Mr Wolfdog?, here: Giveaway


Don’t forget that as a subscriber you are entitled to an audiobook of my short story A Figure in The Mist, totally free! If you have not yet claimed your free gift, then click here to let me know. And don’t forget to share the news with your friends and family, I would love to reach more people with my stories and word of mouth is always the best place to start.​

Stephen.