R.S. Atkin (Robert Stuart Atkin) is a music and performing arts teacher working with people with learning disabilities and complex needs. He discovered his love of writing when developing short stories to turn into drama projects for his students. Robert began by creating ‘The Scarecrow of the Pumpkin Patch,’ which after a time grew to become ‘Masters of the Sacred Fire.’ He is currently working on two more books as part of the ‘Chronicles of Fire’ which are the sequels’ to ‘Masters of the Sacred Fire.’
Robert currently lives in North Yorkshire with his wife and son.
“The greatest inspiration for my writing is the people around me. They say that truth is stranger than fiction and I believe this to be very true. Most of, if not all characters in my books are based, loosely may I add, on people I know. One of the main protagonists in my book is Walter, who at first appears to have a disability. This disability, it becomes apparent, is part of his extra ordinary powers and as you get to know him you begin to realise that he has a great strength of character which outshines any disability he has. This has been inspired by my students who, when you look past the disability, are rich, colourful and creative people who have a great inner strength. It is that strength which has been the inspiration behind this book.” R.S. Atkin
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