Although I was born in the United Kingdom I am for all intents and purposes a Kiwi as my family immigrated to New Zealand shortly after my first birthday and we have been here ever since.
Growing up I had a wonderful childhood full of imaginative play and make-believe worlds and, to be perfectly honest, nothing much has changed. I drink in the heroines of Studio Ghibli and lap up the imaginative worlds of C. S. Lewis, and I revel in the complexities of J. R. Tolkien and Fuyumi Ono.
I did not study writing or literature, however I have been telling stories in one medium or another ever since I was a child. With a background in the Performing Arts and Disability Studies, and with varying degrees of Dyslexia I have my own way of telling stories which I will continue to hone as my focus shifts to the medium of the written word.
S. E. Fearon
When did you first start writing?
I've written stories since I was a small child, granted the first few books I made were nothing more than hilarious drawings and story lines such as Mat hit Dan with the bat and Dan got Mad. I've moved on since then and I actually wrote my first novel when I was in high school, but sadly I lost the draft for it. During my university years I didn't do any writing outside assignments and so it has only been in the last two years that I've picked it up again.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well I've actually got a few books, some waiting in the wings, others being written, and more still in the developmental stage. So I've got everything from a romance based in an alternative 1920's to a science fiction involving travel between two worlds and governmental conspiracies, and of course my favourite genre fantasy involving magic users and prophecies. So I have plenty to keep me busy and plenty for you to look forward to.
Dawn and her father Balen flee to the safety of the Independent Archipelago to escape the great war ravaging their country.
Barely six years after the ceasefire whispers of war reach the islands of the Archipelago. In a bid to protect his daughter, Balen sends Dawn to the frozen north to marry – but neither snow nor ice can hold off war indefinitely.
At the tender age of six Eira is taken from her family and sent to the Keikoku Academy. The night before she leaves, her mother tells her a whale appeared in the skies above Hreinnby on the day she was born – an omen of destiny.
Years pass and Eira finds herself a position as a lady’s maid within the Imperial Palace. However trouble is stirring in the heart of the Empire.
One morning Lily sees a whale in the sky! Despite her grandmother’s assurance that people who see sky whales are destined for great things life goes on as usual in her sheltered mountain village – that is until her path crosses with Viscount Odin Fairchild.
Suddenly Lily is thrust into a world of kings and queens and a kingdom in turmoil.