P R Glazier

Biography

I have to thank my father and an uncle by marriage on my mother’s side, both of whom are sadly no longer with us, for my lifelong love of science fiction and fantasy. From my early childhood these two persons, whilst sharing their love of the genre had inadvertently seeded the passion within me. My early introduction was based mainly around articles and stories appearing in a magazine called ‘Astounding Science Fiction’. This publication came out monthly and I waited on the edge of my seat to be read, and then to read for myself, the stories in the latest edition. Contributors like Burroughs, Asimov, Vance, Harrison, Anderson and Bradbury all featured heavily throughout my early literary experiences.
In primary school a teacher introduced me to a certain Mr. J. R. R. Tolkien and his book 'The Hobbit'. Once a week during the summer months my classmates and I would troop out to a grassy mound beneath the oak trees behind our prefab classroom and we would sit in the balmy summer warmth listening intently to the words being read to us. A spark had ignited within the recesses of my mind, the kindling was lit and my imagination was flaring up. But it was to be a long time before anything reached paper.
My own discipline in writing probably owes much to many years of writing commercial contracts for a living. Back then it had not occurred to me to write a complete story, for life was in full swing, children, a mortgage and a career took up all my efforts. But now I have more time of my own, I finally have the time to actually write for myself and find a deep enjoyment in being able to concentrate on developing these past disparate scribbles into full blown narratives and hopefully finally into published books.
I try to make my written images work in the mind-set of current culture, a parallel perhaps to our own scientific knowledge, the boundaries stretched a little to encompass imaginary developments in both known and unknown sciences and technologies, for after all we are very, very far from understanding everything about this universe in which we reside.
I like to describe things in great detail, try and open up the imagination of the reader and my hope is that whatever you read and experience within the pages of my books shall be as immersive and enjoyable as it has been for me to write them.
So thank you for reading my works if you have, it has been a pleasure writing them and there are more ideas on the way. Feedback is crucial to an author like myself, there is no way of knowing how the books rate unless I am told so. Therefore I ask that after reading each one you please leave a positive comment on the book page or alternatively if you would like to make contact with me, I would take great pleasure in hearing from you. Remember, encouragement from readers is beyond value to an indie author. You can get in touch with me at: Solin.deteinde@btinternet.com.

Smashwords Interview

What are the greatest infuences to your writing?
Firstly, I suppose there was my father. He encouraged me to read. I started reading as soon as I could, it has never stopped throughout my life. I guess everything I have ever read influences my writing in some ways. I've found that most of what I have ever read remains lodged in my memory in one form or another.
I have also been very fortunate in that I have traveled the world extensively in various jobs throughout my life. It has been a privilege to have met with many peoples and cultures and seen some wondrous places.
When did you first start writing?
That was when I was at school. I loved to write detailed descriptions of things. At college and afterwards in my work, I found pleasure in writing detailed reports. I knew that was what I really liked to do. I spent the last years of my corporate employment designing and negotiating commercial contracts. It sounds boring I know, but I loved it. There is nothing like a complex structured legal document to teach you writing disciplines, at least that was what I found.

I started getting ideas for short stories many years back, I just wrote them down as a sort of hobby, something to pass the time in airport lounges, on long flights and the odd waking hours in hotel rooms when I hadn't yet adjusted to the local time zone. Many of these have now found themselves within the books I am writing.
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Series

A Twist in the Tale
A tale of a people, both collective and individual, plunged unwittingly into adventure and intrigue on an epic scale. A people with a mysterious history, one that hints of other-worldly origins. Questions are raised, but increasingly the answers and their resulting actions seem to have been decided millennia in the past by a mysterious and long forgotten people that have returned in spirit to haunt the present. Serinae a weary and battle-hardy mercenary fights for honour and the good of all, but her own personal history seems intent on catching her up, even driving her actions. Coupled with her seemingly unending talent for involving innocent parties the tale unfolds into one of breath-taking discovery. Ancient and evil forces are very much at work. Forces unleashed long ago intent on destroying them all, forces that have already devoured half of Serinae’s race. One thing is certain; no one will ever be the same again. For the past, present and even the future will be changed forever.

A Twist of Eternity

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A Twist of the Sands

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A Twist of the Tale

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Books

The Meadow of my Dreams
Price: Free! Words: 151,960. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Mankind was about to be offered an opportunity to realise the next age in their evolution. But before the offer can be made events force those hoping to make this offer to withdraw it. Human kind has set itself upon a course of certain destruction and war rages across the world. A single chance circumstance, the rescue, of one man, Petré, makes an initial contact that was never supposed to occur.
A Twist of the Tale
Series: A Twist in the Tale, The Final Twist. Price: Free! Words: 246,250. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The Elder Races are diminishing. The world is rejecting them. However they must accomplish one final thing before they pass into myth and legend. But first they must learn what this task is and in doing so face their greatest fears.
A Twist of the Sands
Series: A Twist in the Tale, The Second Twist. Price: Free! Words: 202,820. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Book Two, following on from ‘A Twist of Eternity’. A character from Minervar’s past arrives unannounced with a surprise. An innocent opportunity that sparks both hers and her half daughter Nar’Allia’s imaginations. Alas, grasping this chance turns their world upside down.
A Twist of Eternity
Series: A Twist in the Tale, The First Twist. Price: Free! Words: 214,680. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
The story is told through the eyes of Minervar a student healer. A chance meeting with a battle-weary mercenary called Serinae, throws them both into an epic adventure. They must discover their ancient history to save their precarious future. But Serinae's mysterious past is trying to stop them. Much is lost and gained before they finally win through - with more than a few twists along the way.

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