Anthony Bellaleigh (c) HAP 2011Hi, I’m Anthony, welcome and thanks for visiting my blog site.

I was born in 1964 – though I firmly believe that we’re only as old as we want to be – and, since childhood, have always been an avid reader.  I suppose that’s what prompted me to want to write, though I didn’t realise it would be quite such a masochistic pursuit before I started!

It took a long time, and several false starts, to come up with a storyline that felt strong enough to take into a full length novel and Firebird is the result.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did putting it together.

I’m trying to make my novels work as individual, standalone, documents but I’ll admit that I have reasonably well-formed outlines for both a prequel, set in Roman times, and the more obvious near-future sequel for Firebird.  Whether I write them or not depends on whether I’ll be able to find enough free time alongside my more normal day-to-day responsibilities.

They’ve also got to wait for a while because, whilst writing and editing Firebird, I had lots of time to come up with two, new, completely different, storylines.  The first is a pure action thriller, tentatively called Thunder, set in current time and which, at the moment, is romping around Europe and testing my memories of the places I’ve been lucky enough to visit or work in over the last couple of decades.  I’ve drafted about 40,000 words so far so, allowing for editing, am about a quarter done.

Next up will be another science thriller, which I’m very excited about but suspect might take a long time to write so, for a little while, it will just need to sit and wait patiently for my future attentions.

I’ll use this site to provide updates on the progress of these projects, to share some random thoughts on things I find interesting and, importantly from my point of view, to provide you with a way to share some of your thoughts with me.  I’d really love to hear from you.

Have a look around.  Join in.  Let me know what you think…

January 2012

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