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    Draca

    Jack's a war hero, haunted by his past... or is he just haunted?

    A war-damaged veteran on a mission to self-destruct…
    … a controlling father pushing him ever closer to the edge…
    … and a yachtswoman who gives all she has to hold him back.

    And between them all, there’s an old boat with dark secrets, and perhaps a mind of its own.

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    All author royalties are shared equally with the veteran’s charity Combat Stress.

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    Saxon’s Bane

    You cannot escape the past

    A young archaeologist uncovers her dream find; the peat-preserved body of a Saxon warrior.

    Nearby, a car crashes, and a man sees something inexplicable at the edge of death.

    Their stories will become inextricably linked as the present echoes the ancient, bloody past.

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  • Short stories

    Five short stories that capture a moment; some poignant, some amusing, each taking the real world and applying just enough of a twist for you to wonder if everything you see can be explained by science.

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Welcome

Thanks for dropping by.

I write stories with a subtle, other-worldly twist.

I’m also on a journey. It began when I changed careers in order to free up time to write, and it took a leap forwards when a good agent picked my manuscript out of the slush pile. My debut novel, Saxon’s Bane, was a time-slip with a supernatural twist and its roots in the Dark Ages. My second novel, Draca, also crossed the boundaries between literary fiction, historical fiction, and ghost story. Readers loved it. Take a look at the reviews on Amazon.

My author journey then took a turn. The historical themes of both books took root and flourished. I’m now writing a series in the ‘historical fantasy’ genre popularised by George R R Martin’s Game of Thrones, although I would position my writing more alongside Guy Gavriel Kay. It’s the story of a courageous, strong-willed young woman in a medieval world where evangelical invaders threaten the ancient beliefs and culture of her people. The working title for the series is Rune Song.

Whatever the genre, I tend to start with characters and let their stories unfold. I want them to be so real that when you close the book you’re saying goodbye to friends.

Don’t worry, I can introduce you to more. If you join my mailing list there’s a free ebook of short stories to download, some of which sparked ideas for a novel. I plan to send out a newsletter just four times a year, so follow me on social media if you’d like more frequent updates. Contact me if you have suggestions, or ideas for collaboration.

Welcome to my worlds. Enjoy the ride. Come back soon.

geoffrey gudgion

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