Thomas Corfield


Thomas Corfield was born (that much is a given), in London several years ago. Definitely before last Thursday. This was a particularly good year for all concerned, and for Thomas in particular because without it, later years would mean little. ​

He owes a lot to that first year, and lives now because of it in various locations around the world, moving often because nowhere tolerates him for long. This is due to him finding it hard to make friends, though this is only because no one likes him. Even his mother's indifferent. Those who do know him not only wish they didn't, but describe him as knowing about the sorts of things ordinary people don't. Which on reflection, probably accounts for the popularity of his books. Well, it might if there was any. But there isn't. So it doesn't.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I breathe quite a lot. Mind you, I do that when I'm writing as well. I've tried not to, but find it impacts significantly on getting proper words out. Once I forced myself not to breathe for three minutes. It was a silly thing to do because I was sick all over my desk.

Sometimes I walk. I've tried doing this while writing also, especially since my arms were busy and my legs were getting indignant. But it didn't work out because every time I did so I left my desk.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do. As a child, my sister and brother and myself left an exercise book in the bathroom, and whenever we visited the toilet we would contribute to an ongoing story about our pets. Considering the locale, and the fact two boys were involved, it tended toward a distinct lavatorial theme, which we considered hilarious. My sister's contributions would vainly attempt to return the tale to something more respectable, allowing my brother and myself ample opportunity to swing it dramatically back towards the puerile with ever increasing vigor.

I still have the book actually, and the first Dooven book 'The Purging Of Ruen' clearly draws upon it. I think all children should be encouraged to read and write while on the toilet, as it's surprising how much imagination arises in a situation one might consider offers limited opportunity for anything other than the obvious.
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The Catacombs' Anthem
This is the anthem music for the Catacombs of Asquith. It is therefore, the theme music to the Velvet Paw of Asquith novels.


Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,770. Language: British English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
“If it can be said a village has a life, then this is a biography.” Norman Williams (1908-1969)
The Purging of Ruen - Abridged
Series: The Velvet Paw of Asquith Novels, Accompanies the Videobook.. Price: Free! Words: 40,160. Language: Australian English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
An insane and bitter cat schemes to save her beloved city by destroying it.

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