Russell Forden


I've always had a need to be creative, to express myself in some form or another - usually in words. I've tried screenwriting, blog writing, songwriting and novel writing. Eye of the Timegate is my second novel (my first was a young adult novel). I've been an English High School teacher most of my adult life, and recently I gained a Graduate Diploma in Writing. I've also been an active member of the online Critters writers site, and am a member of Democracy At Work, Victoria, advocating for co-operatives.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a little suburb east of Melbourne, Australia. It was green, it was hilly, and a great place to explore as a kid. My parents provided a very stable environment, and my other five siblings meant life was rarely dull. was a working class family, and I discovered as I got older that my aspirations were more middle class, and this created a divide that I've lived with since. I suppose my idyllic childhood made me sentimental and nostalgic, and that seems to have fed into the subject of my latest novel, which is a time travel yarn. My 'outsider' status within the family means I favour stories about outsiders, and the novel is full of them.
When did you first start writing?
I've always written stories, since I was a child. The first 'serious' writing I did was in the late eighties when I started writing film scripts. From there I went to writing a young adult novel, then some internet blogging, then songwriting, then finally, this latest science fiction novel.
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Where to find Russell Forden online


Eye of the Timegate
Series: Timegate. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,910. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Kathy Rodriguez is a geologist who has just lost her lover, John Hannebury, in an accident while investigating an unusual object discovered underground. Lina Thigpen is an experimental physicist who helps to investigate the strange anomaly discovered by Rodriguez and Hannebury. Their stories culminate in a rescue mission that unlocks secrets that could change the world.

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