Gill Shutt

Biography

Gill Shutt was born in the same year as CND, the year that Ronnie Kray was first diagnosed as insane and the year that the designer of Lego died. She has spent a lot of her life being described in relation to someone else... a married woman with three children who answers to Mum more often than not. She was born in London and, even though she left when she was 11 she still thinks of herself as a Londoner. Since then she has lived in Dorset, Devon and Avon, she now lives in South Wales with a mountain outside her window.
She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write but it wasn’t until she became a stay-at-home mum that she started to write seriously. It was a good excuse to avoid doing the housework which is one of her pet hates along with the colour pink and spiders. She managed to get a few poems published in a poetry magazine which fuelled her enthusiasm. She writes by hand in purple ink which is one step away from writing in green crayon on the back of a cereal packet.

Her ambition, apart from publishing books, is to grow old ungracefully surrounded by cats, dogs or rats. At the moment she has some of each and can’t make her mind up which way to go. She hopes that one day someone will turn round and say ‘I liked your book’.

Where to find Gill Shutt online


Books

Alien Legends: A Selection from the Repository of Imagination
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,190. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Greyhart Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
From astonishing worlds of fantasy, aliens, and magic, we've collected tales since the dawn of Creation. Repository stories are now available in human languages for the first time. Alien Legends: A Selection from the Repository of Imagination collects 32 separate stories suitable for young humans aged 11-15 years, and for older readers whose sense of wonder is still functional.
On the Edge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,160. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012 by Greyhart Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
“This is the story of Sh-har Tianami taken from the Rememberings in the Year of the Strangers. Listen to me, for I am dead.” Sh-har Tianami welcomed the outsiders to Home Tree Island, evangelists for the living god Rru-Tia. But when the silvered words were spoken, and old allegiances broken, this new god would demand blood... A fantasy novelette, a perfect reading-length for a single sitting.
The Quest for Elena the Fair
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Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by Greyhart Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Three knights and a squire quest through the Vanishing Mists for the hand of fair lady Elena the Fey. Each suitor epitomizes a courtly virtue, but which will win the maid’s hand? The complete first poem from the six-poem saga, 'The Legends of Light'. For adults and young adults. Crafted to be enjoyed by readers who do not normally read poetry.
The Legends of Light
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by Greyhart Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A high fantasy saga in six poems. For adults and young adults. Crafted to be enjoyed by readers who do not normally read poetry, but do enjoy fantasies such as Eragon, The Lord of the Rings, and the sagas of Norse legend. Each poem builds upon the last to weave a tapestry of magic, dark creatures, and romance. Each poem features an illustrated title page.

Gill Shutt’s tag cloud

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