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Alan McCluskey lives amid the vineyards in a small Swiss village between three lakes and a range of mountains. Nearby, several thousands of years earlier, lakeside villages housed a thriving Celtic community. The ever-present heart-beat of that world continues to fuel his long-standing fascination for magic and fantasy.
Alan McCluskey’s work, whether as a teacher or a video artist or a company director or a scientist, was always marked by a need to challenge the self-evident. He has brought that questioning perspective to novel writing alongside a passion for the way gifted young people grow and develop as they are confronted by seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Alan McCluskey has published two YA novels in The Storyteller's Quest series: T
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Alan McCluskey Hmmm! As an inspirational writer I have to be attuned to the characters and what is happening in the story. When I get disconnected I can't write…moreHmmm! As an inspirational writer I have to be attuned to the characters and what is happening in the story. When I get disconnected I can't write satisfactorily. So the trick is to get back into the mood of the story which I generally do by reading over the story (or part of it) up to the point where I left off.(less)
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Dutch49Dutch White passed away a few days ago. I have created a gallery dedicated to him with photos – re-photographed from my Notebooks – of the White family and friends taken in the early ’80s in their house in Veyrier Switzerland.


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Description: Book 1 of The Storyteller's Quest The quiet town of Avan with its port, its provincial university and its conservative seafaring folk would hardly be the place you'd expect to run into an adventure and frankly neither Brent nor Sally nor Keira were going out of their way to have one. At least nothing more than the occasional torrid love affair and the awkward self-questioning typical of many young adults like themselves. Sally was finishing her studies in the Theosophy Department of the University hoping to become Professor Rafter's assistant. Keira, Sally's best friend and lover, was a young librarian who occasionally sang in a popular folk group. And Brent was a would-be writer who couldn't quite get his act together. When he wasn't exploring his dreams, he spent hours wandering the streets and lanes in and around the town in search of inspiration. Yet unbeknown to them forces had long been at work that would throw them together in a series of adventures that were going to tax them to the extreme forcing them to discover gifts and to develop abilities that went way beyond what would seem possible. Their's would be a voyage from the real world to the realm of dreams and on into another world called the Reaches that at first sight looked deceptively like their own. http://secret-paths.com

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“But if you stray too far on the side of distance and strictness, you end up hard and unapproachable. So you need to be open to unexpected things and you need to be accessible to those people who are honest and forthright with you, especially if they take risks trying to do what their heart dictates.”
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“Writing a story about a place calls that world into existence. Sometimes, as the author, you accompany it for a while. But even as you write, the characters have minds of their own.”
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“When the battle is over, the winners find it very hard not to pursue their violence. If you are strong enough to hold violence, you are strong enough to hold true to your pact. Then you have more moral fiber than most adults. Free will is one of the pillars of being human.”
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