Blog of crime and supernatural writer Tony Richards, author of more than a dozen novels and creator of the fictional town of Raine's Landing, Massachusetts, where the real witches of Salem fled.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
My collection TOUCHED BY MAGIC is free on Amazon Kindle today and tomorrow. It's one of my best-liked collections, comprising 4 supernatural and modern fantasy stories of a far happier nature than the type I'm better known for. I write those occasionally, when I'm in the mood. No person is just one thing, and I include myself in that.
Here's a little more about the background to these humane tales.
I sometimes write supernatural and modern fantasy fiction with a gentle
touch, and these are 4 of my favorites. 'Hanako' came from an absolutely
fascinating trip to the southern Japanese island of Kyushu (I'd already been to
Tokyo a couple of years earlier). I knew I had to write something about
the place, and started work on the story just as soon as I'd got home and
recovered from my jet-lag. 'Seeing' comes from my long-time love affair with
London -- I once lived by a square exactly as described, not far from Hyde Park.
'After the Storm' comes from another trip, to Penang, Malaysia this time. I
actually stayed at the famous and historic Eastern & Oriental Hotel, which
features heavily in the story. And 'Angel' comes simply from my love of wild,
atmospheric places like the moors of southwest England. It's a cliche, I know,
but if you enjoy reading these tales half as much as I enjoyed writing them,
you'll like them a lot.
You can find out more right HERE.