Barry Chantler

Biography

Getting on a bit and still not grown up - that's just the way I am! Taurus by birth and nature, I have spent the last twenty years as an ecologist working in remote places such as Northumberland, Cumbria and Shetlands, as well as more built up bits such as Edinburgh and Huddersfield. At this moment in time I am ensconced in Abergavenny, Wales - a place I'm taking to.
I love writing. I must spend half my waking hours lost in self constructed worlds and with characters that threaten to take on lives of their own, and then struggling to find the right description, narrative etc. to express those characters and dreamscapes. If you are a fellow writer you might just know what that means, if not you might just be backing away saying - er... see ya!
I also play the mandolin, love to travel (been to a lot of places, but never enough!), and take photos. I can also identify just about every plant in the UK (without a book) but that just makes me sound a bit of an anorak :)

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Books

Tear in the Fabric
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,000. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Every world that sustains life is protected by a veil of energy which is guarded by an intelligent cosmic force. This story opens with one such world that comes under attack by an alien cloud, a group of beings that survive by secretly devouring the life of other planets. This is a tale which involves five races that have to settle their differences to save their world.
Woven in Amber
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 91,580. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When the woodsman, Crooked Robin, captures a pixie he thinks that his good fortune has come at last. What he doesn't know is the amount of trouble he’s just created. For in catching the sprite, Robin has helped to unleash powers that will not just threaten to destroy his own world, but also other worlds beyond his.

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