Tony Farnden


I'm Tony and I'm also Uccello - a free flying bird - a bird who flies between worlds during the night and returns in the early morning to whisper what he has seen in my sleeping wide awake ears.

Pretentious no doubt so I'd better get real and boring:
Ex-teacher of science and IT amongst other occupations.
Old guy who makes wine and likes to garden.

I used to write when I was young and then life got in the way. Let's hope it's not too late to make some impression with what I write. I'm not giving up this time round that's for sure.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought of breakfast unless I've been dreaming the next chapter, the next poem, the next bit of fun that happens in what I am currently writing. Then that is sure to drive me from my bed to ensure I don't forget it. If I can get that on the page intact then I can have that breakfast.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading novels, critiquing other new writers like myself, walking the dogs, baking bread, brewing wine, watching TV.
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Where to find Tony Farnden online

Where to buy in print


Dragon Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,010. Language: British English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
A tragedy unfolds in song and poetry. A tragedy that spans time, space and myth. But like all tragedies it is about love, whether as a result of enchantment or love that grows from the tiniest of seeds. The dragon and the maiden are drawn together but never to be as one. Can she see beyond the dragon in the same way he can see beyond the human? Can love lift the masks wrought by evil?

Tony Farnden’s tag cloud

dragon    knight    love    maiden    romance    time alchemy   

Smashwords book reviews by Tony Farnden

  • End of Innocence (Fargoer Short Stories, #1) on July 19, 2012

    Fargoer - End of Innocence is a great short story for anyone who likes excitement, mysticism and adventure. It is a great introduction to the series. The characters are very real and have difficult decisions to make. There is real poetry to be found here.