V. L. Bending

Biography

I had an unconventional upbringing that taught me three things above all: to ask questions about everything, to think critically about the answers I get, and to be confident (but hopefully not overly so) in myself. If space is the final frontier, understanding is the final frontier of the mind, and it's that that I live to explore.

Besides writing books, I'm a tutor and spend my spare time fixing my bomb site of a garden (an activity I find more enjoyable than one might expect), and enjoy reading, gaming, climbing, caving, and generally adventuring. I love animals, and have had or helped look after an endless string of pets: mice, gerbils, hamsters, rats, lizards, snakes, rabbits, cats, and dogs. Since I can't keep pets in my current house, I tend the garden, feed the wild birds, and grow houseplants, including a coleus that really should have died last year...

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Science fiction and fantasy! I have an insanely fast reading speed compared to most people, so I go through a lot of books. Next down the preference list is probably entertaining-factual: popular science books and the like. Then actual science books - I love finding out how the universe ticks! And finally, a slightly guilty pleasure here, I enjoy a good laugh at books written by whackos - you know, 'the pyramids were built by aliens who now live under the north pole' sort of nonsense.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My bitty little Sony. It's a *looks at back* PRS-350, and it's big enough to display a decent number of words at my preferred (admittedly small) font size, but just small enough that I can put it in my coat pocket! Occasionally I forget it's not a book, and close the cover to try and see the picture on the front...
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Books

Erithenia: Reclamation
Pre-release—available June 24, 2019. Price: $4.50 USD. Language: British English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When a cruise liner runs aground on a lifeless shore, it seems a tragic disaster — yet it’s only the preface to something far more momentous. Gods and monsters are returning to a world that has forgotten them, and caught in the middle is Aidan Delaney, immortal adventurer. Never able to walk away from a mystery, now the fate of the world falls on his shoulders with all too little time to solve it.
Before the Sun Fades
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 107,820. Language: British English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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When a lone traveller with a shadowed past enters a magically concealed valley and finds herself trapped there, she must gain the aid of the inhabitants and battle for its salvation before the magical light she carries is exhausted — but the true origin of the curse upon the valley is not as black and white as anyone expects.

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