‘…a richly detailed and complex read that displays all the joys that wonderfully written prose can evoke. That this is a debut novel makes it all the more special and marks Geoffrey Gudgion as a very exciting writer to follow as his craft and storytelling…
‘A superbly written, fast-paced, ‘crossover’ novel between literary fiction and subtle horror, with characterisation worthy of Susan Hill and seascapes of a modern Conrad.’
Ian Drury, Sheil Land Associates, Literary Agents
The first question an author is asked is “what do you write?” I’d love to give a crisp, widely-understood answer, but life doesn’t fit into a genre box, so why should literature?
‘Literary Fantasy’ is a little used label, but more defining than ‘Fantasy Fiction’. I write about worlds the reader will recognise. There may be a hint of the supernatural; just a whiff of sulphur amongst the roses.
And where next? The past is a distant country… Perhaps I’ll add ‘historical fantasy’ to my collection of labels.
Thoughts, memorable moments, and other stuff I’d like to share
Publishers Unbound have accepted my second novel, DRACA, about a war-damaged veteran of Afghanistan. I’m sharing royalties with the services charity Combat Stress. You can help make it happen.
My wife and I were invited to a gloriously extravagant party recently, when we were invited to turn up dressed in the style of ‘the French Revolution or Les Miserables’. We were also invited to submit a ‘limerick or clerihew’ on a relevant theme….