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
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.
The Dragon Maker
In a far distant future, when art is dead and beauty is gone from the world, one man sets out to change everything. He is an artist, the last of his kind, and he is trying to save the world.
He is the Dragon Maker.
This is a 3000 word fantasy short story.
The powers of old and new are on a collision course in the land of Thanderley. Ancient gods have awoken and cursed the land with eternal winter. In the city of Ral Tora, Bramwell, a young engineer, battles to save his home from the encroaching ice. Magic and science cannot exist in harmony, yet Bramwell must master both to save all he loves from destruction.
Book 1 of The Wrath of the Northmen.
Summer Storm, an epic fantasy novella, is the prequel to The Wrath of the Northmen series. It tells the story of Falen, a young woman who dreams of becoming a scientist. But in the male-dominated, warrior culture of her homeland women should be seen and not heard. Will Falen find a way to follow her dreams? Or will she learn to be careful what she wishes for?