It’s Time I Introduced Myself

Having followed this blog for a while now, I know what a great community it is, but for reasons I won’t even attempt to make an excuse for, I haven’t actually posted here yet. So, I thought where better to start than with something of an introduction to my writing, since a mutual love of the written word is what unites us all.

Fiction was my first love but poetry has really captured my attention recently (so much so I plan to release my first collection of poems early next year). I’ve been playing around with haikus in particular recently and just put together this short piece that seems quite appropriate for the season, which I’ve simply entitled Winter.

Crystalline in beauty,
one in a dance of many –
Welcome gentle snowflake

As for my fiction work, I’ve published two books thus far, both of which are thrillers. My debut, The Vessel, is a dystopian tale of a woman’s struggle to expose the truth behind a corrupt government in a desolate world. My newest release, False Awakening, tells of a teenager’s quest to recover her memories and readjust to life after waking in hospital with no recollection of what put her there. Below is a brief visual snippet from each that will hopefully set the tone and give you an idea of the feeling in each story.

False Awakening

False Awakening

The Vessel

The Vessel

If you’re interested, you can find more on my blog, Amazon UK page, Amazon US page, Twitter or Goodreads account. I always love to connect with more readers and writers so by all means come and say hello.

All that’s left for me to say is thank you for having me; thank you for taking the time to read this post, and I hope to see you all around much more in the future.

All the best,
Callum

10 thoughts on “It’s Time I Introduced Myself

  1. Yay! Welcome, Callum. I’ve been hoping you’d post here soon, and I’m glad my earlier post nudged you in this direction. I’ve read a lot of your poetry, and love it, and this haiku is just perfection. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    I’ve also downloaded both of your books, and I’m ashamed to say, I’m so far behind on my reading, I haven’t done more than take a quick glance. I KNOW I’m going to enjoy them, so I promise to do better about catching up. My reading time has dropped to about 15 minutes a day, sadly, so that’s something I’ve got to change, just as soon as I finish editing Rabbit’s story.

    Love your graphics, too. I’m going to reblog this and tweet, as well, and I encourage everyone else to do the same. Have a wonderful day over there in the #1 place I want to visit, in all the whole world! 🙂

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    • That’s very kind, Marcia. I’m glad to be here!

      Ah, the tricky balance between writing our own work and reading other people’s work – We can all relate to that struggle I’m sure.

      I appreciate your support and hope you enjoy the books as and when you get to them.

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  2. I have to agree – the haiku is perfection. I love Callum’s poetry and am eagerly awaiting the collection when it is released. There’s a place reserved for it on my bookshelf! I also loved both The Vessel and False Awakenings, so I know you’ll enjoy those – the language is poetic, which is not a surprise considering his talent 🙂

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    • Hi, Mel (I cheated and looked at Callum’s response 🙂 ) Yes, I’m planning to get his poetry collection, too. I really enjoy poetry. It’s a shame it’s so difficult to get people to slow down and read it. I’ve enjoyed Callum’s for some time, and I’m sure you’re right about his books. I know I’ll like them. I’ve just got to catch up! So many things I want to read, and 15 minutes a day just isn’t working for me. I’ve promised myself to manage my time better as soon as I get this next book out there. I miss my reading time!

      Hope you’ll take a look around at all the writers who have joined us in the 8 weeks this blog has been up and running. So much information being shared! I think 2015 will see lots of action here.

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