How did I start writing stories even before I could write? Now that’s a question that involves a horse… You find the post here
And another post on my website about what started me on my writing journey. (I do refer to the above in the post, but this post is more about what was the driving force that made me write. Hint: can’t explain). That post is here.
I have written a blog post about being an author on my Patreon page. Patrons get to see the blog posts a month before others, and this one was written on 11th September 2019.
The blog post was inspired by a comment of another MA student of Egyptology.
The hamster on the right is one of the avatars from my Patreon page – this one is “news from the hamster wheel” aka blog posts of a writer’s life. I use these little pics to separate the posts of different tiers.
I loved adventure stories when I was young. Still do. Also I find old legends and mysteries absolutely captivating. So it probably isn’t a surprise to anyone who knows me that I wrote a book in the genre. It is now available for preorders on Amazon.
Kaylee and Luke have to follow their parents to a distant mountain village. The lord of the local castle has invited them to work on his Egyptological collection.
So it is goodbye to friends and summer fun, hello to boring summer.
Upon arrival, they learn the castle lord isn’t interested in their parents at all.
It is Kaylee and Luke he wants – to search for seven ancient shabtis, little servant statuettes from ancient Egypt. According to legend, they were brought to the valley by a pharaoh’s daughter fleeing from ancient Egypt. The shabtis hold an unbelievable power – something people have been searching for thousands of years. Something they are willing to do anything for to find – even kill…
The castle lord makes it clear that if Luke and Kaylee don’t find the shabtis, their families will suffer. And the first one to go will be Kaylee’s little sister Ellie. The castle is surrounded by a lake – and Ellie cannot swim.
Luke and Kaylee begin their desperate search with only an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph as a clue. The clock is ticking and their families have no idea they are in danger. Will they find the first shabti in time? Is the legend of the pharaoh’s daughter true? Who is the ghost haunting the castle?
The House of the Morning Sun is the first book in the YA series ‘The Seven Shabtis’. If you like mystery, history and ghost stories, buy this book.
I have published 9 books and 2 are coming out this year. So that is 11 books in 2016-2019. All the while with a 9-5job, studies and other life.
Many people asked me how on earth did I manage to do that. So I decided to write down my tips. I put up a page on my website where you can send me a time-management problem you’d like to see addressed (regarding finding writing time) or your tips on the matter.
I decided to write a story online. I am writing Nephilim Quest 3 almost daily, but sometimes I need to give my brains a day or two of rest so my subconscious can work on the plot.
Still, I want to write every day. And so I decided to write a story just to relax. I like fantasy and so this is a vampire-fantasy story. Written more or less pantser-style, and unedited. So the typos are all mine… 🙂