I've been a bookworm since I was five years old. The first book I ever read was about a boy going shopping with his mum. I picked it up from my brother's bedroom floor and suddenly those strange shapes on the page made sense. I could read! Hallelujah! I was soon working my way steadily through the school library and it wasn't long before I realised that stories about dragons, elves and great big talking lions were by far the most interesting. And that was it, my obsession with fantasy fiction was born. Hence, my blog about fantasy writing, both my own and others (with a healthy dose of humour and worldly observation thrown in.)
I wrote and published my first book when I was seven. This was a rip-roaring adventure tale called “The Golden Pheasant,” about, well, a golden pheasant. I wrote out three copies on bits of paper pulled from my school books, bound them in covers made from old cereal boxes, and gave them out to my teachers. And that’s it. I was a writer!
When I’m not writing I enjoy playing tennis (badly), playing the guitar (very badly) and watching cricket whenever I can. I’m also intent on cramming as much world travel as I can into one lifetime. Funny, but my list keeps getting longer. You can never see it all can you?
Favourite TV programme: Merlin
Favourite music: Green Day, 30 Seconds To Mars, Staind, REM, Tori Amos
Favourite authors: Tolkien, Stephen Donaldson, Steven Erikson, George RR. Martin, Robin Hobb, Angie Sage, Michelle Paver, JV Jones, Terry Pratchett
Favourite films: The Untouchables, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Lord of The Rings, Con Air
Being cold, getting up in the morning, two-faced people, spiders, boiled carrots
Where to find Elizabeth Baxter online
The Last Priestess
By Elizabeth Baxter
Published: November 3, 2013.
There is a name uttered only in whispers. The Songmaker. A ruthless mage, he has brought civil war to the kingdom of Amaury, enveloping all in a tide of violence. Into the Songmaker's path step Rovann, a tortured mage, and Maegwin, a priestess with a dark past.
Somehow they must stop the Songmaker. Somehow they must save Amaury from his schemes. But first they must learn to trust each other.
Circle Spinner and Other Tales
By Elizabeth Baxter
Published: November 11, 2012.
A tired old woman is the only one who can save a city from the terrifying Pantheon. A boy walks the empty corridors of a starship with only his dog for company. A high-flying city worker learns that fairy tales really do come true. A young slave woman discovers that she carries a power that could set her free. A cyborg demon-hunter meets an angel who throws his world into chaos.
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