A world class procrastinator, who despite this skill has still managed to achieve some things in the course of stumbling through life...
I have a blog set up to chart the trials and tribulations of writing my second novel, address in my links...though real life may intrude from time to time as it is wont to do! Catch me on Twitter too @stephentrayner.
Father, husband, occasional professional Scotsman
-The challenge each day is to see the world afresh-
Who are your favorite authors?
I grew up on CS Lewis and Star Wars, even hid in a cupboard trying to wish my way into Narnia once. I then had a Stephen King/Clive Barker period ( love The Stand, and Weaveworld) and hard sci-fi of the Iain Banks and Alistair Reynolds styles. Recently, Kate Griffin's "Midnight Mayor" series has satisfied my urban magic hit, alongside the eponymous Neil Gaiman of course
However, my forever books are 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever' by Stephen Donaldson. I cant begin to described how those books impacted me...amazing!
What are you working on next?
Currently I'm battling "2nd Album" syndrome with Book 2 in the Revelations End series "Purgatory". I know the arc and each characters place in it, but finding the writing less fluid than the journey was for Abaddon- possibly as the first book was as much about discovery for me as it was the writing...
Hanging on at the edge of existence, being human will take on a whole new meaning!
Looking for safety and answers across a smashed and frozen country, a war they were never meant to see leads to a frantic struggle just to stay alive.
"This book has kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page to the last."