Hello everyone. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you enjoy the stories and poetry on the site. Most are new after this site having just had a seven-year makeover.
As for me, what can I say? I live to write and write to live. The best of both worlds. I write far too much and hoard most of what I do, hence here. My website is a little place to highlight, and hopefully have people enjoy, the ones that got away.
I am the English author of The Eternals dark fantasy series – (Please see more about my Novels on their own page).. I have featured in Expanded Field Journal, Love Letters To Poe, After The Pause, and feel privileged to have appeared in many more.
When not writing, I love reading, 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’d never resurface. I have the world’s worse memory and have caffeine-laced blood.
I have two sayings: 1. I’d rather be a happy pauper than a wealthy zombie. 2. 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.
PS: You’re supposed to write these in third person, and professionally I would, but when dealing with friends that’s far too impersonal.
Richard M. Ankers
Please feel free to find me on or in:
Goodreads Author Page: Richard M. Ankers
Amazon Author Page: Richard M. Ankers
Contact me@ firstname.lastname@example.org
Britannia Unleashed: Published by Next Chapter (LATEST RELEASE!)
The Eternals: Book 1 In The Eternals Series: 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 (UPDATE for those kind souls who have asked: On hold for rewrite): Authonomy.com by HarperCollins – Gold Medal Winner
Lothlorien Poetry Journal: The Endless Night
Noctivagant Press (Issue 3): Cooler than the Sun
Typeslash Review: The Gossamer Curtain
White Enso (kaidankai): This Dust Between Us (Also in Audio)
Noctivagant Press (Issue 2): The Night Rain
Expanded Field Journal: Featherless
Noctivagant Press (Issue 1): Ancient in Ultramarine
After the Pause: The Taken Hand
Love Letters To Poe: The Human in Me (Also in Audio)
Distant Shore Publishing: Is This Leningrad?
Black Poppy Review: The Watched
The Dawntreader: Oaken Yearnings
Bunbury Magazine: The Longest Fall
Once Upon A Broken Dream: Creativia Anthology: Sapphire Heartbreaks
Phantaxis Issue 1: In Glass
DailyScienceFiction.com: Android One
The Fable Online: Phoenix Burned
Specklit.com: Cold Freedoms / Racing the Dead / Mermaid’s Tears
Devolution Z: 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
Molecule : Ice Sheets (poem)
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)