Rob in york ~ august 2019

I've written stories since my teens but only took it seriously late in life.

Mostly I write Speculative Fiction aka Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.

Blackwood Writers Group

In 1996 I co-founded the Blackwood Writers Group, a collection of dedicated writers, most of whom are now successful in their own write and instrumental in my early success.
One BWG member, with a little help from his friends went into publishing. I co-edited a couple of issues, and designed a few covers.

Then an Honorable mention for my first submission to L. Ron Hubbard's Writer's of the Future Contest went to my head and I decided it was time to write that novel.

Honourable Mention

The novel became a trilogy (The Restoration Legends) that over a couple of decades took over the writing. Now the first draft of the whole trilogy is finished and I have self published vol 1, and I'm editing/rewriting vol 2.

In between I managed to have some flash fiction (about 500 word each) published with AntipodeanSF and a few short stories anthologised in australian small press.

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The Descent of the Kestrel

Post trilogy I went back to writing and submitting short stories to L. Ron Hubbard's Writer's of the Future Contest . Again my first submission in the new millenium, 20 years to the quarter after my first submision in the last, earned an Honourable Mention. I can now add few more HM's and a Semi-Finalist certificate to my awards

I've now published thirteen of my Writer's of the Future Contest award winning stories in the collection Colony Worlds.

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