Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you enjoy the stories and poetry posted here. Most of the works are now new after having given the site 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 sports, 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@ email@example.com
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
Fast Flesh Literary Journal: The Scallop Opens
Poetry as Promised: Like Milk
White Enso (kaidankai): Late One Summer (Also in Audio)
DarkWinter Literary Magazine: Staring at a World Gone By
Compass Rose: The Lost and the Dreamers
The Violet Hour: Louvred
Dream Noir: And. . .
Noctivagant Press: To Indigo Lost
Suburban Witchcraft Issue 3: Of Watching Mercury Flowers Bloom
Verum Literary Press: The Lighthouse Moon
Flora Fiction Literary Magazine: Unconventional Rita and the Water Fountain
Paragraph Planet: The Visitor
DarkWinter Literary Magazine: The Butterfly Heart Paradox
Filter Coffee Zine: Truths Told
Madhouse Books: Irregular Constructions (The Clockwork Chronicles Anthology)
Lothlorien Poetry Journal: Moonscapes and Melancholy
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
Published to Spillwords.com
Published to Gobblers and Masticadores
The Boom Bangers
The Melancholy Divide
Patterned in Ebony
Of Loss and its Challenges
This Extraordinary Divide
Sleeping with the Lies
The Silent Raven Calls
Livina Press: With Gina Maria Manchego – Through Rain and Storm and Sea (April 2023)
Impspired: With Gina Maria Manchego – The Winter Lily
Lothlorien Poetry Journal: With Gina Maria Manchego – Other Autumns
Poetry as Promised Issue 3: The Frosting
Suburban Witchcraft Issue 4: The Pain and The Calm
Ephemeral Elegies: Crumbling
Molecule: Ice Sheets
fēlan Issue 1: The Heat (poem) Not Quite
fēlan Issue 2: Nightly
fēlan Issue 3: Beautiful (poem) Smile
fēlan Issue 4: Wetted (poem) Melancholy Moon
fēlan Issue 5: NO! (poem) & Guest Judge
fēlan issue 10: Ignition
The Tophat Raven issue 1: Lacrimosa (poem)/ My Angel (poem)/ Lost Gulls (haiku)
Thank you for reading
Richard M. Ankers
560 thoughts on “About / Writing Credits”
How has it taken me this long to find you here?! I’m so glad you’ve committed yourself to writing this way, my friend. Retail murdered me, also, and now I commit myself full time to writing and being the best mom I can be. Authonomy was an enormous help to us both, it seems!
Thank you for always having supported Running Home, and for following http://www.deadlyeverafter.com! So glad to see you again!
Same here, Julie. Birds of a feather and all that. I’m more chuffed for you than I would be for me. I know your book will do great, I always did.
Your writing is lovely. I am happy you stopped by my blog – thank you. If you hadn’t, I may never have found you and that would have been thing. But that was not the case, I have found you now and that is a good thing. 🙂
Thank you very much for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the site.
very much so and I am looking forward to reading more.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading your posts. Judy
Thanks, Judy, you too.
Thank you for following my blog. Congratulations on your decision to pursue your writing. I look forward to reading your posts.
Thank you, Daniela, yours too.
Richard I think the last message I left you a message, I prematurely thanked you for following me! I am embarrassed then I discovered I was having problems getting onto wordpress, an ISPN problem for some UK members. So now I apologize for being premature and then I want to say thank you for following me now! I just hope I can post this message!
No worries at all, don’t give it a second thought. I’m really looking forward to looking at your work.
I am also hoping to get a chance to read yours too, providing that wordpress stops playing up! and I can get on to the site!
I’m not good with technology. Give me a cup and string any day. I’d suggest kicking it and if that doesn’t work talking sweetly to it 🙂
Again, thank you for following, I do enjoy your post. Ann
Wanted to message you on Authonomy but I keep getting read error 😦
It would be nice to have an alternate way to communicate…my email is:
Hi, thank you for the follow! My blog is bilingual, so be patient when I’ll get notices about some Italian poems… I try to keep the posting balanced.
I look forward to reading them, Anna.
Good Morning. I hope that you are doing well and I have enjoyed reading your blog. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for “The Versatile Blogger Award” the criteria and acceptance info can be found here: http://crissyb315.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/the-versatile-blogger-award/, if you choose to accept. Congrats!! 🙂
Oh, wow! Thank you. I’m useless with technical stuff, but I’ll check it out. I really am very grateful you thought of me. I don’t want to say…!
You’ve shut me up 🙂
You are very welcome. I have really enjoyed your blog and leaving people speechless is something that I like to do 🙂
I am currently reading your own blog now, and seeing what to do. I’m not very good at such things and find it very difficult. But I am trying.
No worries, there is no pressure and take as long as you need. All we can do is our best right 🙂
Thank you. I’m as likely to blow my blog up as I am to do this right 🙂
hehehe you are quite funny. I literally laughed out loud when I read that 🙂
It’s pretty easy, I swear. You can just copy and paste my post and then make edits as you want on your own post. I have faith that you can get it worked out.
Well, I’m having a go. If the internet goes down within the next few hours at least you’ll know why 🙂
🙂 well at least I will know
How are you? I have nominated you for the “WordPress Family Award”. I consider you as one of the few inspirational bloggers and friends here in wordpress. Kindly accept it and you may either pass it on according to rules or deny the rules.
Visit the link provided for info.:
Wow! Thank you very much. I’d be glad to accept it. That’s amazing !!!
You’re very welcome Richard. =)
I like your short and humorous choice of words
Nice work you doing on here
Keep it up Richard!
Thanks, Eve. I can see I’m going to enjoy reading your work, too 🙂
hope you do
Thanks Richard for all the likes and the follow… do you by any chance have a facebook profile too?
I have one, Eve, but never use it. I’m on twitter though @Richard_Ankers
Will add you on there
I’m glad you’re doing it and not me. I’m useless. I’d probably blow your feed up 🙂
Hahah! Funny! I’m sure you not that bad
Best wishes in the “new job”.
I have nominated you for the following awards…The Versatile Blogger and The I Am a Part of the WordPress Family Award. Check it out below:
Thank you very much, Ann. It was very kind of you to think of me 🙂
I really enjoy your work. It’s like you are painting with words.
Thanks, Kurt. I’m really pleased you like it.
I have been following your blog lately(less than 2 months I think)…I am a kind of person who likes or comments only if I really loved it(though am not an expert,it has been my habit)….I like all of your works(from the day I followed)…Your poems are simple but powerful…beautifully penned…Almost addicted to this blog…
Thank you very much. That’s a really nice thing to say. I’m a bit the same, I don’t say things without reason.
I hope you enjoy it all for a long time to come 😃
I nominated you for a Liebster award! 😀
All you have to do it follow the rules on this link: http://ateenagersmemoir.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/liebster-award/
Thank you very much. That’s very kind of you. 😃
I nominated you for a couple of Awards
Thanks, Patty, I’m really grateful. I’ve just looked at them on your page WOW!
I’ll maybe just take two as I’m not sure I deserve as many you. Thanks again and I’ll make sure you get a great mention.
Thanks for following my blog. Your life is truly inspiring. Following your dream is the right way of living a fulfilling life. Kudos to you for finding the courage to do so.
Keep writing & stay connected!!
Will do, Deepa.
Thank you for the kind words.
Good for you, Richard!!! Continued joy and success with your writings!!
You have got a beautiful blog running here. Your vision and thoughts are indeed a revelation. Great work. Keep blogging. I will definitely hang around here a lot savouring the perfect cocktail you offer here.
Thank you very much. That’s very good of you to say😄
Really nice writing of late Richard!
Thank you very much
It’s a pleasure to meet you.
You too, this Internet is good for the odd thing after all 😄
Hey, I’m new to this blogging thing, only two weeks old actually, I hope you find success and content with your writing. Good luck with the future 🙂
Thank you very much, you too. I hope you enjoy the blogging. You certainly look to be doing great so far😄
Yes I am enjoying it very much.
And thank you for your support 🙂
No problem. I’ll look forward to seeing what you’re up to 😄
I immensely appreciate your time and I’ll be looking forward to your advice as well 🙂
Good God, don’t do that!!! You’re better than me already LOL
Haha…why not? LOL
And No I’m not. You are way too good 🙂
Then the illusion complete 😄
Pour awesomeness…Great to meet you…lovely blog you have. I just tagged you on one of my blog posts about SHADOWS… Nice to be passing by. Oh yea, My name is Richardo…Just Richard with an O, in which is your name. 🙂
Thanks for the kind words 😄
Hi Richard, lovely introduction.
It takes lots of courage for people to move out of their comfort zone and do what they love to do most. Your story is truly inspiring.
All the best.
Nadine ( soulofagypsy.me )
Thank you, Nadine, I’m really grateful for those words. 😄
You’re Welcome 😊
Thank you for the like!
I will be sure to sift through your poems and writing.
Forever lost without reason our minds are our own
You’re welcome 😄
Thank you so much for reading and following my work. I will definitely look forward to reading yours. Your poetry is lovely and inspiring 🙂
Thank you very much. I shall look forward to your own just as much 😄
Thanks for stopping by and liking my About. I wish I could do as you have and devote myself to my writing full time. I look forward to reading some of yours. Have a wondrous day.
Thank you very much, you too.
Please know, friend, that I have nominated you for The Imagine Award in my post: http://booknvolume.com/2013/10/22/imagine/ I hope you will find this nomination pleasing and enjoy.
Thank you very much
Your poetry is mind blowing… saw your comment to Skye and when you mentioned poetry I had to come and look… love what I see so I’ll stick around and see if I can learn something from you, always wanted to write poetry… so don’t look back I’m looking over your shoulder…
That’s very kind if you to say, thank you. I only do it to relax that’s why it’s a bit haphazard, but I really appreciate that.
🙂 Such a beautiful poetry 🙂
🙂 Thank you for liking my artwork. Hope you enjoy my a=other artworks 🙂
Thank you very much for the kind words.
You are welcome
Thank you for following my blog
You’re welcome, I’m looking forward to it 😄
It was a ‘spooky themed’ joy.
Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Follow this link: http://painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com/?p=470
Thank you very much
Here’s the link for the boys:
On their behalf, I thank you for your interest!
Looking forward to reading more.
I’ll try not to let you down
So far I’m fully pleased…thank you 🙂
Good to know 😄
Thank you very much for thinking of me and congratulations. I’m lucky enough to already have had that award but I am very grateful for your nominating me. 😄
I nominated you for the Sunshine Award and The “Awesome Blog Content” – ABC Award http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/award-time/
I said you was an angel and there you go again. Thank you very much indeed 😄
Whahaha, no angel my friend!
And you deserve it.
Lots of love
Take that halo off then. You’re confusing my weak mind LOL
Those black wings of mine didn’t give it away then? 😉
Well, I didn’t like to say. Mine are a bit shabby too. 👿
Thank you kindly for taking a look at my blog, Richard! 🙂 Take care!
You’re welcome, you too
I am so grateful that you allow me to follow your bog Richard. I really like what you are doing!
Thank you. I enjoy your own just as much. 😊
He’s only gone and done it!
Your a man with courage, I like that. Read one of your poems, just one word..beautiful.
I don´t know why, since I don´t and can´t write poetry but I love to read it. I think your the 6 poet I´m following. I am learning something, like what is a Haiku and the work you have to put on to making it.
Thanks very much. I’m glad you like the poems and thanks for the follow😄
Hello Richard, thanks so much for finding my author blog on WP and for taking the time to like me there. I followed you back here and firstly, what a fab photo – did you take it? I love photography and indulge whenever I can. Secondly, I want to wish you all the very best with your writing and your novel. Hard life but worth it and I really love it too….I wish you lots of success with Snow Lily and with everything else you do. Lovely to meet you here. 🙂
Thank you very much, Jane, you too. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I could, and do, write all day and never get bored.
The picture was taken by my wife when we were in Norway. It is a place pronounced ‘shy’ but not spelled like that. I like the picture and it’s appropriate for me LOL
I look forward to reading more of your work.
I love your wife’s photo. It is wonderful. I am pleased you are happy writing. I worked in the Music industry for 40 odd years and always wanted to write….I am happiest writing too…even if no-one ever reads it I don’t mind. Though, of course if they do I am overjoyed. I look forward to coming back and reading more and seeing more wonderful photos. Talented family! 🙂
Thank you very much 😄
I understand this, I followed my dream all the way to Russia. Stumbled across your blog looking for articles to accompany my own. I will be back to explore more. Thanks.
That’s a great story. I’ll be sure to check out your own 😊
I left everything to follow my dream. A bit scary but well worth it.
How inspirational! Well done for making the choice to write and write for the right reasons. Your courage is definitely inspiring. I’m looking forward to reading through your blog!
Thank you very much
Hi lovely! You were one of the first blogs I followed and I’m doing a little experiment. If you have a bit of time, would you take part? Don’t worry if you’re busy. http://suzie81.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/questions-questions-questions-tell-me-about-you/
Reading, writing, mountains, streams, umm, this is awkward…me too. I’d never need another thing. Maybe music, well for sure music.
Yes, music for me too.