Fantasy and fiction collide for Denshaw author’s first book

By James Parker

A DENSHAW author is turning fantasy into fiction as he releases his first novel of a trilogy.

Paul Morris

Francis Paul Morris’ work Certain Strangers has been published by New York-based Page Publishing.

It is a fantasy novel with a twist, offering a potential future for Earth prepared more than a million years ago and includes many elements from history, mythology and spirituality.

The book, which is his to be published, has been a long-time ambition for Francis who revealed it “arose from a wish since my early teens to write a novel.”

Redundancy during the recession and difficulty finding a job gave him the time and motivation to complete the task.

Francis, his wife Jenni, and their rescue dog Shadow have travelled far and wide to develop the characters and locations in the book.

Recently the family undertook a nine-country trip taking in visit to Croatia, where Francis’ son David is working on a permaculture project at a new Yoga village.

Moorlands Caravan Park at Denshaw has been Francis’ base while in the UK and the quiet, scenic location proved an ideal place for him to write.

But he admitted the publishing process was a “challenge” during which he experienced all aspects of the production.

“There was writing, working with editors and cover artists, and producing a book in both paperback and eBook formats,” he said. “But the end product proved to be excellent.”

Certain Strangers opens in a world in which mankind is putting Mother Earth at risk, with serious consequences.

Their rescue lies with an ancient culture which arrived in Australasia many years before humans walked the earth.

Paul’s book cover

They had come in craft made of light, which turned to crystal on contact with the earth’s atmosphere. Three crystal shards from these craft were concealed so they could be brought together if the need arose to protect Mother Earth.

In a bid to conserve these crystals, they were concealed. One shard was hidden on Mount Olympus, one on a small island off the Welsh coast, while the third is a mystery.

Galen Cairns learns of his late father’s quest to bring the shards together and protect the future of the human race.

He finds himself in conflict with powerful forces – but with unlikely allies can Galen set in motion the quest to save Mother Earth?

Certain Strangers can be purchased for £14.95 from many major book stores, including: Blackwell’s, Amazon UK, and Barnes and Noble. It is available in both paperback and Ebook format.

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