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Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/ScottishHarper
Country: United Kingdom
Favorite book: Swordspoint, by Ellen Kushner
Member Since: Mar 18, 2012

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ScottishHarper

-- *Elixir* --

Novel by ScottishHarper
Posted: May 2, 2013
When two hapless sorcerers set out on an ill-planned...
Tags:travel, magic, remember, adventure, forest, journey, sword, storm, quest, wizard, sorcerer

One Wintry Eve

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 26, 2012
A ballad recounting the Massacre of Glencoe, February...
Tags:death, revenge, vengeance, war, sad, sorrow, history, kill, blood, snow, attack

Remembrance -- Scotland's Glory

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 21, 2012
This is a poem inspired by the memories of my ancestors.
Tags:poetry, beauty, sad, remember, dream, change, dreams, remembrance, forget, land, wistful

ScottishHarper

The Thousandth Universe

Novel by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 19, 2012
What happens when a hapless scientist from Glasgow finds...
Tags:science fiction, magic, child, fantasy, adventure, mage, science, universe, disaster, desert, sand

Writing Portfolio

-- *Elixir* --

Novel by ScottishHarper
Posted: May 2, 2013
When two hapless sorcerers set out on an ill-planned...

So Nervous When I Met You

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 24, 2013
A pretty little poem about love.

Murdo Lochlan's Christmas

Short Story by ScottishHarper
Posted: Dec 9, 2012
Saint Nicholas's life is in danger, at the hands of a...

A Place of White and Gold

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Oct 24, 2012
Just a little poem inspired by a flight of fancy.

Each Bard Gave All

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Aug 22, 2012
A poem about the courage and dedication of minstrels...

Writer's Flight

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Jul 5, 2012
Something every writer should understand . . .

Faeries, Elves, and Trolls

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Apr 22, 2012
The true story of how the stars came to be . . .

Cornelius's Garden

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 28, 2012
Every garden says something about the gardener . . .

One Wintry Eve

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 26, 2012
A ballad recounting the Massacre of Glencoe, February...

Ballad of the Shipworms

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 22, 2012
An ode (of sorts) to shipworms, also known as Teredo...

Mastery

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 22, 2012
Something swordsmen and gardeners both know . . .

The Evening Bell

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 22, 2012
A poem in celebration of the large bells, still hung in...

Remembrance -- Scotland's Glory

Poem by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 21, 2012
This is a poem inspired by the memories of my ancestors.

The Thousandth Universe

Novel by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 19, 2012
What happens when a hapless scientist from Glasgow finds...

A Different Sort of Peasant Revolt

Short Story by ScottishHarper
Posted: Mar 18, 2012
This is the story of how, once upon a time in the middle...



   I'm a born-and-bred Scot, real name's Harper. I love to write, read, make music, and go for long walks in the woods. I enjoy many different styles of writing, though young-adult, fantasy, and adventure novels account for many of my favourites. I'm also very interested in social issues and accepting people from all walks of life, and some of this shines through in my writing, though I detest books based around cardboard characters whose only purpose is to provide a soapbox for the authour's views -- my writing is highly character-based, with plot arising naturally through the decisions of the characters. 

   I am currently working on two novels; one a lengthy science-fiction fantasy thing, the other a cheerful little fantasy novel. I usually work on two projects at once, so that when I get frustrated with one, I have something else to switch over to. I plan on self-publishing, in order to avoid editorial censoring and to give me control over the cover and interior artwork (I'm an oil painter, and sometimes work in charcoal, and I do all of the illustrations for my work).

   To give a further idea of what I like to write, here's a short list of what I like to read:

   Swordspoint, by Ellen Kushner

   The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner

   Hatching Magic, by Ann Downer

   Witch and Wizard, by James Patterson

   The Wish List, by Eoin Colfer

   The His Dark Materials Trilogy, by Philip Pullman

   The Arabian Nights

   The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien

   Tomorrow's Wizard, by Patricia MacLachlan

   The Princess Bride, by Simon Morgenstern

   Faded Coat of Blue, by Owen Parry

   The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom

   Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (and pretty much everything else by Terry Pratchett)

   Very Good, Jeeves! by P. G. Wodehouse

   The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

   I know that's kind of an eclectic list, but these are all some of my favourites, and each has contributed to my philosophy of writing. Anyway, I've gone on long enough . . . 

THE END

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