M. R. Fortis


Feet in the Clouds.
Head in the Underworld

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Even if I'm not writing, my mind wanders into Necropolis. As corny as it sounds I find inspiration everywhere I go. That's what I find makes writing about a mythological city so easy; everything from the architecture to the way the citizens behave is based on the real world.

Drawing is a firm favourite pass time of mine. It helped me focus my creative mind at school, as it still does today. Scribbling demons and cityscapes is something that occupies a lot of my time. Over the next few months I will be producing Nechronicles in a graphic format.

I work a 9 to 5 job. Nechronicles keeps me distracted.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Of course. I remember that it was an epic story about two warring neighbours. Each neighbour would try to outdo the next in a typical 'keeping up with the Jonses' dilemma. I remember it started with a goldfish and ended up in space. God only knows what happened in between.
I got as far as buying a notebook and filling it with pictures.
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 21,870. Language: British English. Published: November 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Two brothers, one city and a cart full of fish. What price would you pay to get out of the big city? Home has never felt so far away.
Nechronicles: Circus Extravagansicus
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,780. Language: British English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Laughter is good for the soul, so where are the clowns? The Circus is coming to Necropolis and it will be bigger and louder than ever before. Or so General Pip Rickett hopes.
Nechronicles: Exodus
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 65,160. Language: British English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Eliza Purefoy had no intention of visiting Necropolis. She had never even heard of the city by The Styx. Still, learning to live in the underworld is a necessity when one discovers that they have died. Fortunately for Eliza, she has a few friends on her side. She just hasn't met them yet. The adventure of her afterlife begins.