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@ 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
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
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I have nominated you for the 2013 Blog of The Year Award. Please understand that acceptance is not requisite, but do know how much you have blessed me. Should you choose to receive this nomination, further info can be found on my post: http://booknvolume.com/2013/11/23/off-my-trolley-with-gratitude/
Thank you, Morgan. I’m very grateful for that.
Your Welcome…You inspire me every day.
I’ll take that as a very great compliment 😄
I ‘followed’ you from the Lantern and am glad to have done so -:)! It is wonderful to read that there are those of us who pluck the courage to follow true passion!
All the best,
Daniela (of the Lantern Post)
Thanks, Daniela, it’s great to see you.
I really look forward to reading more of your work.
I hope you enjoy it 😊
thanks for sharing your gift of writing with your reader… glad I came across your blog!
Kind of you to say that, I really appreciate it.
Hey there 🙂
I love reading your poems, and it pushes me to keep writing mine.
So in light of that, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award over at my blog 😀
Thank you so much that’s really good of you 😄
Hey! I have nominated you for Blog of the year 2013 award. Thank you for sharing your world with us. Keep inspiring and thank you for your constant support!
For details, please click here-
Thank you very much that’s really good of you. I’m very grateful.
You are welcome Richard!
Beautiful poetry! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thank you very much, I’m glad you liked it.
Richard, thank you very much for visiting and reading my attempts at poetry.
They’re a lot better than efforts. You should be very pleased with them.
Sorry Richard I must have accidentally unfollowed you – I realised I hadn’t seen your poetry today and investigated… Sorry!!
No need to apologise. I just get to see your grinning face extra. LOL
You have made your right decision, definitely! There is nothing more sincere than writing!!! Wish you lots of love and inspiration!
Thank you very much, I appreciate that.
You’ve got yourself a new follower 😀 I love reading poems, so I’ll definitely be reading yours!
Thanks, Alissa, I hope you like them.
Congrats on such a gutsy move. Looking forward to working my way through your work =)
Thank you very much. I hope you like it.
Good Day Sir Richard, hope you are well.
Been roaming your woods and been having a grand time.
Question for you if you would indulge…the mountain pic with water on your blog. It looks familiar, very similar to my home in BC Canada. May I ask where this is?
Lookking forward to reading more of your spirit.
Cheers and Howls
It’s in Norway. The place was pronounced ‘Shy’ but spelled Skei or something like that, I can’t remember. It was lovely though.
my fav trail is in a place called Belcarra along the Indian Arm in BC. I have a photo that is near exact to yours. Very beautiful. Cheers
Your words are beautiful. I usually only read your poetry but have just come across your writing section on the blog and am in awe – your writing here is even more beautiful when you have less structure. I hope that one day I too have the courage to quit my job and do what i love like you! best of luck
Thank you, Melissa. I really appreciate the kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the offerings 🙂
Hi Richard! I will be moving my blog and shutting this one down. I hope will continue to follow me, you can find me at http://pennylanethoughts.wordpress.com/
Hope to see you there!
Done and done
You’re awesome! 🙂
I wouldn’t go that far LOL
All the best with the new blog
I just wanted to let you know that I have selected you as a nominee for the Versatile Blogger Award! You Can check out the details of this award Here:http://wp.me/p4gNzR-db
Thank you very much that’s very kind of you.
You’re welcome, it was my pleasure 🙂
Richard, I am so glad to have found your blog. Your poems are wonderful. I am sure that you will find a publisher for your novels if they are as rich and deep as your poetry certainly is.
Blessings ~ Wendy ❀
Thank you for such kind words, Wendy. They are very much appreciated.
Apart from everything else…We have the same blog template 😀 lol!!!! BTW amazing blog!! Found you through charly!! 😉
Thanks very much. I’ve just been admiring your own site. That Charly has a lot to answer for LOL
Haha!!! 😉 !!!
You have guts leaving job for writing!!! Thats what i wish to do but have no courage 😦 !! Where are you from?? your page dosent say that!!!
England. And it wasn’t a hard choice. Money doesn’t do much for me and the job was killing me.
I just love to write and people say I’m not as bad as I thought I was 🙂
poems are too good!! bingo!!! 😀 !!!! just saw you wrote a book – need to grab a copy Would do that this month itself :D!! I hope it available in India!!!
It’s not out yet. I’m trying to get a publisher. I don’t want to self publish.
ohhh!! Even i wrote one!! Bot that great 😦 !!! First book many mistakes etc!! On the way towards second!!!! my book on left strip of my blog 😀
I’m a serial writer LOL
Two books finished and loooooots more almost there 🙂
Wow!!! And i am suffering from a block! Not able to finish secondone
You will 🙂
Once you start again you’ll be off and running.
Tried like some 10 times!! No its not working!! 😦
Write something else that’s short, a poem, or little tiny story and it might set you off
those short things are all on my blog :-l !!!! Thats the shortest!!!
wow!! i almost spammed your about me page!! :p !!!! Shit!! With like 10 comments!! So sorry
It’s ok LOL
Congrats, Richard, on winning the Authonomy award! I recall when we “met” on Authonomy way back when. I am glad to see that you are still at it, have dedicated your time to writing, and are encouraging others as you did even then! I apologize for not returning to Authonomy and I still have that email somewhere where you encouraged me to come back! Well, as it turns out, that novel I had up, The Hand of Refuge, is available for purchase on the publisher’s website and will be in stores on May 27. Now, I am working on a sequel to it, as well as returning to my old fantasy series with some various tweeks! I wish you the best! Perhaps now, I can return to Authonomy. Not as a writer wanting to get published, but as an author helping others achieve their dreams.
Hi, Anthony, great to see you. Yes, I got my award, but it took that long in review that I wrote two new books whilst waiting (LOL) the first is out trying for a publisher. I got very disillusioned with Authonomy, good books got overlooked for rubbish and I’ve barely been on in a year.
I’m delighted for you. That’s fantastic news about your book and you’re obviously enjoying writing the second. I think that’s all that matters really.
I hope life is treating you well stateside and you weren’t bothered too much by that terrible weather.
Hope to see you around here,
hello darling! just letting you know that i’ve nominated you for “the versatile blogger award”! can’t wait to read random facts about you!! xoxo
Very kind of you, thank you. I’m randomly boring you’re better off not knowing LOL
Lol no one is boring! No such thing really! We’re each a delight at least to someone out there 😀
At least one, I hope LOL
Very interesting and inspirational blog. Thanks for liking and following mine. Regards from Indonesia 🙂
Glad to do so your pictures are stunning.
Thank you – Risty
Thanks so much for the follow Richard! I adore your blog!
You’re welcome. To be honest, I thought I had (I’m hopeless LOL)
Hey, many times I thought I’ve followed blogs, only to find out I didn’t. I blame WP…LOL 😀
Good idea, I’ll blame it too 🙂
You got me at ‘coffee, lots of coffee’
Beautiful and intriguing writing. I’m happy Morgan pointed your creme de la creme blog out!
Thank you very much that’s very kind of you. I can’t help but feel Morgan’s making me sound better than I am, but I’m very grateful to her, and yourself for the follow.
Morgan is a gem! And no, in my view, her words are true.
Most welcome, looking forward to follow your writing.
Hi Richard! I have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Even if you choose not to participate in awards, please know that your words have inspired me. I enjoy reading your blog and I am happy to have you as part of my WordPress community.
Thanks, Carrie, I appreciate you thinking of me 🙂
Thank YOU for teaching and inspiring so many! 🙂
Don’t learn from me😁!!!! I just write it like I feel it. It’s probably all wrong but it makes me happy 😃
I’m sincerely grateful that you’re following my blog. Not only does it give me a chance to read your artfully crafted writing, but it warms my heart to find that someone with such immense talent actually finds me worthy of following! I’m glad that you resigned from your job to live your passion. I hope to do that someday, as I believe that if we’re not embracing our creativity daily, then we’re not really living. You’re an inspiration!
The pleasure’s all mine, but thank you for your kind words.
Leaving work to write was the only option I had in my own mind, so I never think of it as being inspirational, but you are absolutely right with your reasoning.
All the very best, and never think of your own writing as anything less than a joy for others to read.
I’ve tagged you on this post :
You know I’m a fan of your writing. There is no pressure to participate, but I’m sure some of you followers might enjoy learning a bit more about you in this regard.
Thanks, Eric, I appreciate the thought but I’ve already been asked and declined. Not quite my thing. It’s probably for the best that my mind is kept from the public LOL
Thanks again 🙂
Understood, and you’re welcome 🙂
Richard, it’s always so kind of you to drop by my blog..a special thank you & much gratitude ~Sea
My pleasure 🙂
Thanks for finally talking about >About | RichardAnkersWrites <Liked it!
Congrats! You have been nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty award. Please collect it from http://aromasandflavours.com/2014/05/16/black-velvet-chicken-weekend-celebrations-part-2/. Have a nice day 🙂
Thank you for thinking of me 🙂
Hello! Wish you have a fantastic day.
Congratulations. I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger and The Sunshine awards..
For more details, please check http://createthissimple.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/3rd-versatile-award-sunshine-award/
Thank you for thinking of me, Risty 🙂
You are most welcome, Richard 🙂
Richard, thank you for the visit and genuine compliment. I enjoyed reading your website. You have a good variety of work. I look forward to your future posts.
Thanks, Laine, likewise.
Me Again, Richard 🙂 I was recently asked to participate in a blog tour and thought you might enjoy participating as well. (it’s about the writing process and current projects). There are only four questions, which you will find on my blog post, if you would like to take part. 🙂
Thanks for asking, Morgan, but I’ve already been asked a few times and it’s just not me. I’d be embarrassed.
lol I know what you mean, I felt a little “braggy” when I was writing mine. Wanted to offer though 🙂
Great blog. Thank you so much for visiting mine.
You’re welcome, and thank you 🙂
Richard, I am delighted to invite you to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour. Here’s my tour post: http://fromletters.com/2014/07/10/the-writing-process-blog-tour/
If you choose to participate, just answer the same questions, and nominate your favorite blogs, then link back to my post.
Thank for the invite, Laine, I am grateful but it’s not for me.
I’ve been asked a few times and said no. I hope you get lots of interest in your answers to the questions.
No worries, Richard. I was curious about this, and thought I’d jump in – famous last words 🙂
Hi Richard! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
Thanks for thinking of me 🙂
You’re so welcome!
You have been so kind to follow and blog. It makes me smile to find your gravatar on my likes list when I check my stats in the mornings. I have returned the favour. Good to read you here. – Ret
Thank you, I really appreciate that 🙂
Hi – have just nominated your blog for an ‘Inspiring Blogger’ award – details here – http://jemverse.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/inspirational/
Thanks for thinking of me 🙂
Thank you visiting, and the like on my blog. 🙂
I’ve just followed too. I thought I had but WordPress keeps messing up. 😁
Thank you for following my blog. Yes WordPress has been giving me a few problems, since the recent update.
Glad it’s not just me. I have a terrible memory and don’t realise people’s blogs have disappeared until they remind me.
As the cliche goes..out of all the things I lost, I miss my mind the most. Technology will keep you sharp.
Technology doesn’t like me LOL
LOL. It can be a challenge. There were many days I wanted to toss my laptop, but I can’t live without it. I don’t know what I’ve become. 🙂
More modern than me that’s what 😉
Love your poetry! Great blog! You have tremendous courage to quit your day job and follow your heart! Fortunate for all of us readers!
Thank you. That’s very kind of you to say. I don’t feel I had much choice really. I couldn’t have lived with myself if I hadn’t 🙂
The new look and feel of your site is beautiful!
Thank you. Means a lot, as I’m not good at that stuff.
Good Afternoon my friend.
I have nominated you for the LOVELY BLOG AWARD.
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Have a groovy day! 😀
Thanks very much for thinking of me 🙂
You’re very welcome!
I am proud to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please see my post at http://silverthreading.com/ ❤
Thank you for thinking of me 🙂
You are a faithful follower of mine and I love your blog! You are quite gifted.
Thank you 🙂
I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks for being awesome 🙂 Come see what I have to say about you, and to learn the rules if you want to participate.
Thank you for the nomination, very kind. 🙂
I always find something wonderful to read on your page.Thank-you for sharing them with me 🙂 Blessigs, Adam
Thank you, I really appreciate that 🙂
I’ve been on long train journeys home, and sat with my phone reading your verse. 🙂 Thank you
I have nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award! If you would like to accept it, you can find the details in my post at
Have a beautiful day!
Thank you for thinking of me, Hagen. 🙂
Catching up with reading your posts but it seems for some reason I cannot comment on any of them. Have you shut off comments on your newer posts for some reason?
Yes, I have, Elaine. Won’t be for too long. 🙂
Have you turned off comments laddie? I don’t even read some of your posts, but I show that I have liked? I can’t comment? WP stated I wasn’t following you… Erm uh what the?
I have turned them off for a little while but that’s no excuse for dumping me 😉
I didn’t I swear. But I just came in to your new one and it has my face looking back at me, saying I’ve pressed like, which I was about to, but it’s done it for me. 😒 I understand about the comments, sometimes it’s nice to have the break.
More than nice.
I still am in a quandary that I go I to to read yr posts and it appears I already have and liked.. Confucius say… What the? 😜
Has Australia turned on me? Have I made one Koala joke too many? It’s just not right, not right at all!!!
Seems so strange not being able to comment, lol
You just have 😳
Ha ha 🐓
This is to notify you that you’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award.
Take care 🙂
Thank you very much 🙂