Yup - that's me above. 

I've always wanted to write, and often have... the usual story, a few chapters here, an idea or two there; some tales have even reached novel length, one in particular (a traditional epic fantasy) is actually quite good and still close to my heart. 

But you're not here to read about that, hopefully.  This is about AUTUMN AND THE AFTERDEATH, my first full-length novel.  So full in fact that the second volume has already reached the end of it's first draft, and the first hasn't even been published yet!  I've been working hard on the story for the last four years, and I'm incredibly proud of it. 

You can see a lot more AATA related goodies elsewhere on the site, so here's a wee bit about me instead.

I'm Cornish and proud of it, happily married to the wonderful Sarah, and partner in a certain well-known gothic clothing website (have a look at the links page if you need to know!) 

Music? I'm currently obsessed with Killing Joke, and have travelled from darkest Cornwall to see them live several times in the last few years.  I'm an unashamed fan of 'traditional gothic rock' - Fields of the Nephilim, The Mission, All About Eve etc - but I also love bands like Tool,  NIN, Within Temptation, New Model Army and loads more that I won't bore you with.  I'm rather partial to celtic folk music as well.

Writing wise, I guess I've drawn a lot of inspiration from Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams (though I think Afterdeath is a good deal more epic in scope and darker) - but you really can't beat Tolkien, or even dare try to.  Other favourites of mine include Bernard Cornwell's 'Warlord Chronicles' and Phillip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials'; and I've recently thoroughly enjoyed Kit Berry's 'Stonewylde' series and Peter V Brett's "Demon Trilogy"; together with Patrick Rothfuss's absurdly well-written "Kingkiller Chronicles".

I've also drawn a lot of inspiration from a mixed bag of television and film comedy greats; The Fast Show, Father Ted, Dad's Army, Bad Taste, Braindead, Monty Python and the Holy Grail are foremost amongst many.

I love a good old hike over deserted moorland; a pint of ale in a cobwebby old pub, crashing radio controlled aircraft (although I'm now improving somewhat), ordinance survey maps and nature in general.  Armchair birdwatcher.  Owner of three cats and one rabbit, with a few adopted badgers. 

Right then, contact details:  best way to reach me is via email - michael@theafterdeath.co.uk

I can be reached via Carrier Buzzard / Royal Mail at:

Michael Eddy
31 Gover Close
Mount Hawke
Truro
Cornwall
TR4 8DB