I can remember making up stories in my head about the characters in
the Enid Blyton stories I loved as a child. I was convinced one of
the characters was coming to visit me, I became so immersed in the
When I started to use the Internet years later, I was briefly
friendly with a girl who started a round robin story on a Star Trek
fan site and she talked me into taking part.I enjoyed it and wrote
most of that story and one other before losing interest.
A couple of years later I went to see "The Return of the King" in the
cinema and wondered what happened between the destruction of the Ring
and Frodo and Sam waking up,as nether book nor film told me.(I had
read the book about 20 years before)
I searched the Net for a story to fill the gap to my liking but could
nat find one and none had enough of Aragorn in them.
I wrote "The Hidden Days of Healing" to fill the gap to my liking.It
was meant to be my only story but the plot for another and another
keep jumping in my head and demanding I write them.
I like Tolkien's world because of the old fashioned values of
friendship,loyalty and honour and a world free from the "sex with
everything" culture, which seems to pervade modern society.
I love the courage ,heroism and self scarifice of Tolkien's world and
he created wonderful characters and left tantalising clues for