Who am I? I am a British author, reader and lazy person. I occasionally try my hand at photography with mixed results. My hobbies include sleeping, reading, the theatre and movies, nature and natural history and history. I have a background in history and sociology with a diploma in Classical Studies and BA in Politics and Sociology.
What are my likes and dislikes? I like animals, especially monkeys and birds, and natural places, books, imaginary worlds and food. I dislike idiocy, bigotry, and small-mindedness. I am rather a chaotic spirit and I tend not to like pointless rules or conformity.
I also do not like clowns… clowns are evil. So are dolls…
What do I write? I am a self published author of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles series of adult dark fantasy/ fantasy romance and erotica the details of which can be found on the Light Beyond the Storm pages. I also write fantasy short stories and poetry, much of which has been published in various anthologies, including the award winning Splendid Salmagundi and the charity anthology Nine Heroes, with some of the brightest lights in fantasy writing at the moment. I also have the Tales of Erana series of short stories. All the information and links can be found on the pages here.
There is also a collection of erotica short stories which may one day see the light of day. I also have folders of fanfic – mainly about the Phantom of the Opera, which I have loved since I saw the London show way back in 1987 and I was very privileged to work backstage on the touring show for a while which a very happy time.
Always being a creative sort I like to make up new worlds and new people. Imaginary friends are a part of a writer’s life, which is just as well…
What do I read? Like many writers I enjoy reading and have done for as long as I can remember. I read mostly for pleasure these days but also read non fiction books, mainly true crime, history or natural history for research and interest. Fiction-wise I like fantasy, historical romance, classics, sci-fi, crime and mystery, historical fiction etc.
My favourite authors include Tolkien, Pratchett, Janet Morris, Alexandre Dumas, Gaston Leroux, Ellis Peters, Colin Wilson, Daniel Defoe, Victor Hugo and HG Wells.
What to do if you would like to contact me – including guest posts, interviews and such like please use the form below or contact me via facebook, Goodreads or email.
The Facebook page for the interviews is Erana Author Promotional Services
I can be found bothering Facebook on the following page http://www.facebook.com/DarkFantasyBeyondTheStorm and on googleplus https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112906832144317620053/112906832144317620053.
If you prefer a more direct approach and you are a Goodreads member I can be found here: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6430414.Alexandra_Butcher although I do not check this regularly.
email – firstname.lastname@example.org