Ian S. Rutter


Ian was born in Stockport, England had the best years of his childhood in Salford, Manchester, and Burbage, Buxton. It was the latter that kicked his day dreaming days into overdrive.

With Grin Low Woods at the top of the street, he would spend hours every day playing in the trees and coming up with imaginary friends, such as Caitlin Lavender, Zeal White Oak and Balamore Skullcap.

In 2005 and living in Taiwan, his wife was expecting their first child. One day, he looked at his pregnant wife and asked himself what could he do as a special gift for their unborn son. They were expecting their first child. With years of making up stories about faeries and mythical beasts, 'The Faeries of Birchover Wood' was born.

Dedicated to his son, Solomon.

Since 2005 until now, Ian has written 5 manuscripts, and is writing book 2 of the faery series.

January 2011, Ian re-wrote and recorded the whole story. 17 episodes, 20 minutes each and gave it all away for free as a weekly podcast at podiobooks.com

With nearly 20,000 downloads he was encouraged to turn it into an e-book.

His hobbies are computers, with a background in IT. He also loves drawing, swimming, playing badminton and playing football.

His favourite authors are: C. S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, John Wyndham, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman Dragon Lance Chronicles. Stephen Laws, James Herbert and Catherine Cookson.

As he has lived in Taiwan for many years he loves Asian music. At this moment his favourite Taiwanese singer is Anthony Neely, and when it comes to music more close to home, it has to be Def Leppard.

Now he is a proud father of 3 children, and is married to a very beautiful Taiwanese lady.

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The Faeries of Birchover Wood - The Bad
Price: Free! Words: 58,180. Language: British English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Solomon went out to go for a walk in the local woods, he met a girl. She just happens to be 4 inches tall. His heart pounds when he meets the most amazing creatures, faeries! Caitlin, Zeal, Balamore and Elder Perennial Swallowtail become his new friends from the wood. Trusting his new friends, one bitter and aggressive faery betrays and kidnaps him. The faery takes Solomon to an evil monster.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ian S. Rutter

  • Dead Hunt on Jan. 22, 2013

    You won't be disappointed when you read this or if you go to the author's website, download the audio version of this story, free of charge. It's a very well written tightly woven story that sticks to its guns and doesn't slide into unnecessary territory. The characters are very well acted out, you will love them. It gets into the thick of things very quickly and doesn't let go until the very end. Don't view this as another zombie story. This has a great explanation as to why people become zombies. If you love zombies then you will love this. If you are not so sure, again will not be disappointed as the one thing this is not, it is not a dumb gore fest story. It is an intelligent story will very believable characters. There are no dumb blonde teenagers that run into zombies and can't figure out why they are being eaten. Do yourself a favour and get this. You will love it!