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.

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 in such reputable magazines as Bunbury Magazine sites such as DailyScienceFiction and appeared in anthologies by Third Flatiron Publishing and Leap Books. My latest work is the climax to The Eternals Series, Into Eternity 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 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.


Please feel free to find me on or in:


Goodreads Author Page:Richard M. Ankers

Amazon Author Page:Richard M. Ankers

Next Chapter :Author Page

Contact me@   richard@richardankers.com


Writing Credits


The Eternals:  Published by Next Chapter

Hunter Hunted: Book 2 In The Eternals Series: Published by Next Chapter

Into Eternity: Book 3 In The Eternals Series: Published by Next Chapter

The Snow Lily (Currently in Rewrite): Authonomy Gold Medalist

Short Fiction

The Dawntreader (July 2019): Oaken Yearnings

Bunbury Magazine (May 2018): The Longest Fall

Once Upon A Broken Dream: Creativia Anthology: Sapphire Heartbreaks

Phantaxis Issue 1: In Glass

DailyScienceFiction.comAndroid One 

The Fable Online (June 2016): Phoenix Burned 

Specklit.comCold Freedoms / Racing the Dead / Mermaid’s Tears

Devolution Z (April 2016): Nocturne

Nonlocal Science Fiction Issue 4Filtered Blue

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

Leap Books ‘Fright Before Christmas’ anthology: Clockwork Christmas

Litbreak.comPrimal 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


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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