Books open many doors

Boy at the entrance to many doors
Books have many doors

I like my books open doors to different and bizarre situations, outlandish characters, and challenging ideas. This conviction is expressed as “books have many doors”, which is only one way to think about writing, but it works for me to stop my creative processes from being infected with lazy bigotry. My goal for writing is to find ways into understanding, instead of into the sort of lazy bigotry that makes people think the earth is flat, global warming is a myth, and protecting a country’s borders from refugees improves our security.

I don’t stick to a literary genre. My characters have driven stories that are thrillers, sea changes, ghost stories, and science fiction. I admit I’m a bit of a tart. These stories contrast, love, loyalty, and kindness, with greed, anger, and hatred. My goal to open doors is what drives me to write books.

Building a presence in my reading community

Knneth's book covers
Poppy and Bolas Buys

As a new writer, I’m seeking a readership of people that could also embrace this “many doors” conviction. I have tried to embrase this in two published books, Bolas Buys and Poppy. Currently, I am writing a Sci-fi book about a Caucasian woman, who was born in the Chinese territories of northern Australia. It is set seventy years in the future when China’s biggest threat is from race-specific viruses. To prevent the use of these viruses, she’s prevailed upon to become a spy and infiltrate what is for her a strange western culture.

Sharing the journey

A book grabing at a hand
Getting my books to grab a reader

To help my books to grab readers, I share my work with people who also love story. I wish to thank the Tale Blazers, and in particular, Jean Foster, who has been my writing buddy for most of my literary journey. Thank you also to Andrew J Harvey and the Bassendean Writers’ Group.

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