E. A. Walker

Biography

I took a B.A. in journalism from UCL and then worked from 1999 - 2008 in Sydney, Cape Town and back in London.
Since then I have been working part-time and developing my writing skills - I hope.

As a young reader I was inspired by the stories of great writers such as Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey, Ursula K. LeGuin, C.J. Cherryh and J.K. Rowling. I wanted to create worlds like theirs, and characters as loveable and engaging as theirs. So I started writing stories in notebooks. Sharing these with friends showed me, painfully, that I had a lot to learn - but I just had to keep trying.

I love Fantasy, and that is what I mostly write. But I also read, and write, Young Adult books, and most of my stories have at least a little romance in them. I go all gooey over a good love story, so I'm inclined to think that other readers feel the same.

You can reach me at 77eawalker(atsign)gmail.com. If you are a reader of any of my books I would love to hear from you!

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë; one of the pioneer real *and* strong female characters. Anne McCaffrey's Dragonsinger, Menolly is a wonderful character and it's a great story - if I have to pick just one from the Pern novels. Although The White Dragon is probably the best book. Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series, hmmm. What about Hawkmistress, I loved that one. Daggerspell by Katherine Kerr, oh yes. Oh my, I nearly forgot this one: Daughter of the Empire, and the sequels, great stuff by Janny Wurts and Raymond Feist. Robin Hobb's Liveship trilogy. The Chanur series by C. J. Cherryh - and the Morgaine Chronicles. I suppose that's more than five, but I can't not mention Andre Norton, Ursula K. LeGuin, or J. K. Rowling, now can I?
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy first, of course, and lots of it. But also good modern authors like Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver. Romance sometimes, but I don't really like stores that are *only* love stories, they're too predictable. Some SF, if it's the kind that feels more like fantasy than technological. I dip into YA books now and again, if they seem to be good. I try to read one or two classics every year, some of them are outstanding. *whispers* But honestly, it often feels like a chore, something one does to 'improve' oneself!
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Books

No Place to Lay My Head
Price: Free! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2015 by Two Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A vampish romance, this is a short story with fangs! A gentleman from Eastern Europe is looking for a new home. In his search he discovers Juliet, a delicious young estate agent who finds him equally irresistible. There is just this one little obstacle to their mutual happiness...
Red and the Wolf
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,560. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015 by Two Moons Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fairy tales
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
This tale of the dark, twisted truth lurking behind the children's fairy tale will set its fangs in you and not let go. You thought you knew the story of Little Red Riding Hood? Think again. Think hard. Do you really want to know the truth? Some books are better left unopened.

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