I have released three books to date and they’re all quite different. The first is a book for children called The Adventures of Larry the Stick Insect: Larry the Dancing King. The second is a book of poetry called The Edge of Darkness and the third is a Sci Fi story called Bar Room Blitz. My poetry book The Edge of Darkness is the one I’m going to talk about in this post.
So what’s the book about?
The Edge of Darkness brings together two collections of poems. Part one of the book is a collection of pieces that I composed between February 2004 and December 2005. In February 2004 I learned that, due to an eye condition, I would eventually lose my sight and these pieces reflect both my frustration and sadness as I learned more about the condition and why it was happening. In many ways they express the confusion and anger I felt during that period of time as gradually my usable vision dwindled away to nothing. But, as readers will see from the later part of the collection, this ever-changing rollercoaster of emotions eventually began to slow down and hope and self-belief began to triumph over despair and anger. Thankfully, as time passed, my life began to steer in a more positive direction away from the self-destructive path that I would have inevitably taken had I not found some degree of inner peace.
The second part of the book is a collection of stand-alone pieces that I wrote for a variety of reasons. Some were inspired by personal experiences, others by people or historical events, and some by my love of sci-fi and fantasy – whilst others were written ‘just because’.
If you’d like to purchase The Edge of Darkness you can do so on Amazon Kindle at: http://amzn.to/2p8VQr8
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