Here Sarah Ash talks to Jan Edwards about her writing and her short story for the Alchemy Press book of Urban Mythic 2 (I now have my own copy!).
Alchemy Press just won the British Fantasy Award for Best Small Press 2014.
Sarah Ash is the author of The Tears of Artamon Trilogy and its sequels. The first book in her new two-part series, a Japanese fantasy called The Flood Dragon’s Sacrifice, is now available from Amazon.
Jan Edwards is a writer, editor and Reiki Master.
Tell us a little about yourself and your writing.
I love stories. When I was a child, I used to scribble after ‘lights out’ by the street lamp outside my window, filling little notebooks with barely legible scrawl in different coloured crayons. Growing up in Bath, I used to wonder about all the lives lived out from pre-Roman times till the present day and how what happened back then gradually became transmuted into local legend as it was told and re-told through the ages. Which is why what I like to explore in my own writing what would happen, for example, if a rational, enlightened eighteenth century soldier-prince encountered real, raw magic when waging war on the neighbouring country (The Tears of Artamon). I was trained as a musician and taught…
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