Being born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, demanded Yalmact to develop an overactive imagination in order to tolerate the city's dreary atmosphere. A twisted sense of humor enabled Yalmact to survive a series of dead-end jobs and difficult life events while penning Mad Town, the first novel in the Fynian Fable series.
Often escaping reality into a wide variety of written works by remarkable authors such as Stephen King, J. K Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien, enabled Swillirs to develop their own unique voice and writing style.
Had these elements not been present and Yalmact had not taken up writing, it is in all likelihood that Swillirs would have thrust their head into a cement wall to escape the monotony of their life.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Little Dracula's First Christmas was the first book I read alone. It was a snap shot into the lives of vampires at Christmas, I must have been about five or six but loved the illustrations (plates full of severed fingers, coffins, etc). I don't think my mother was fully aware of what it contained, but if she was, I'm glad she gave it to me.
What do you read for pleasure?
I go through phases, sometimes I'll read a few books on fantasy, biographies, classic works (like the Bronte sisters), it depends on the mood.
All actions have consequences but some outcomes are more devastating than others. After recruiting Damien to help dissolve the Fynian crown, things did not exactly go as the Alliance had hoped.
With both Sophie and Ken's thrones now vacant, an adversary – like none other – rises from within the Alliance and stands against them. Now, for each faery survival is the only thing that matters.