About / Writing Credits

Hello everyone. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

I hope you enjoy the stories and poetry on the site. I post something new here everyday so there’s always something fresh for you to see.

As for me, what can I say? I was a Company Director in retail until finally plucking up the courage to show people the writing I’d spent years shyly stashing away. Joining HarperCollins’ Authonomy site was the jolt I needed to realise people liked what I wrote. Winning a gold medal there for my book The Snow Lily, was an even greater boost. I am lucky to have had short stories published on such reputable sites as DailyScienceFiction and appeared in anthologies by Third Flatiron Publishing and Leap Books. I have recently published, Into Eternity, the climax to The Eternals Series, a Dark Fantasy/ Science Fiction extravaganza published books by the good people at Creativia.

I won’t give too much away, but you’ve never before seen a future like that of The Eternals. Here’s a taster with the synopsis:

For an Eternal, eternity should’ve meant forever.

The Eternals, they are a breed apart. Born to immortality, neither human nor vampire, a dying sun is set to end their race where no other could. It is to this ultimatum that Jean, the last Eternal lord, is born.
Jean accepts the end once preached by his deceased parents, where others won’t, their arrogance furthering his melancholy. He would fight for the future where, they, the Hierarchy, would waltz into nothingness.
Everything changes for Jean when he commits the cardinal sin. His bite takes the life of Princess Chantelle of The New Europa Alliance whose sister will come to enthrall him. It is a deed Jean thinks has passed unnoticed. It has not. When the Britannian dandy, Sir Walter Merryweather, informs him of this, Jean runs.
Aided and abetted by the irksome Merryweather, Jean stumbles from manipulated mishap into age-old conspiracies and beyond. With the sun’s clock ticking, Jean must find time where there is none to reconcile his sordid past with the promise of new love.

My hobbies: I love reading, writing, running, all sport, and walking through beautiful scenery. If I lived in view of a mountain with a stream running through the bottom of my garden, I would probably never resurface.

My motivation: When I realised I could no longer be happy unless writing, I resigned from my job to do so. I gave up all that I was to become everything that I could be. Regardless of success, I will never have made a better decision in my life. I’d rather be a happy pauper than a wealthy zombie.

Never give up on your dreams and never let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You can be.

Thanks for reading this and I hope you enjoy the poetry and prose on the site.

Richard.

Please feel free to find me on or in:

Twitter @Richard_Ankers

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Facebook: Richard Ankers

Facebook Author Page: Richard M. Ankers

Goodreads Author Page: Richard M. Ankers

Amazon Author Page: Richard M. Ankers

Creativia (Publisher): Bio Page

Phew! That was a lot.

Contact me@   richard@richardankers.com

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Writing Credits

Novels

The Eternals:  Published by Creativia

Hunter Hunted: Book 2 In The Eternals Series: Published by Creativia

Into Eternity: Book 3 In The Eternals Series: Published by Creativia

Authonomy Gold Medalist: The Snow Lily

Short Fiction

Once Upon A Broken Dream: Creativia Anthology: Sapphire Heartbreaks

Phantaxis Issue 1: In Glass

DailyScienceFiction.com: Android One 

The Fable Online (June 2016): Phoenix Burned 

Specklit.com: Cold Freedoms / Racing the Dead / Mermaid’s Tears

Devolution Z (April 2016): Nocturne

Nonlocal Science Fiction Issue 4: Filtered Blue

Third Flatiron Publishing ‘The Time it Happened’ anthology: Armada Of Snow

Leap Books ‘Fright Before Christmas’ anthology: Clockwork Christmas

Litbreak.com: Primal Actions / Lost Lights / Glass Spiders

The New Accelerator Issue 4,  iTunes digital magazine: Iced Hearts At World’s End

The Tophat Raven issue 2 (issuu.com): Hope

Quaterreads.com (now defunct) : Hush, Little Darlin’ / In The Arms Of A Dream / Spectral Nazis & The Empress Of Steam / Washed Away

Poetry

fēlan Issue 1: The Heat (poem) Not Quite (prose poem)

fēlan Issue 2: Nightly (poem)

fēlan Issue 3: Beautiful (poem) Smile (poem)

fēlan Issue 4: Wetted (poem) Melancholy Moon (poem)

fēlan Issue 5: NO! (poem) & Guest Judge

fēlan issue 10: Ignition (poem)

The Tophat Raven issue 1 (issuu.com): Lacrimosa (poem)/ My Angel (poem)/ Lost Gulls (haiku)

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