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H.J. Williams

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in Folkestone, The United Kingdom




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I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember and writing has been an important part of my life for over 30 years. I’ve tried my hand at pretty much everything and now factual writing about wildlife pays the bills (well, sometimes).

I have so far published three novels that I suppose are best described as supernatural mysteries.

I live in England, on the Kent coast, in a small town called Folkestone. I’ve known it all my life, having grown up in the countryside near here. It now has a thriving creative community which I value a great deal. Kent is known as the Garden of England and I gain tremendous inspiration from its varied landscapes, but often from the less garden-like parts!

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Abandoned places as inspiration

These are some of the many abandoned sites that have inspired and become settings for my novels. I wanted to share them and hope they spark interest and creativity in others.

Most of them are in Kent, so you could say these are the forgotten fringes of the Garden of England! If you are interested in exploring any of these, please get in touch for more details on locations.

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message 4: by H.J.

H.J. Williams Hi Lucinda,

Glad to hear you are already writing and I wish you the best of luck, and with the writing course.

All the best


message 3: by L

L Dear H J Williams,

Thanks so much for the message!!

Thanks so much for the review! Sorry I've only just got round to reading it and messaging you, I've been soooo busy. It's really great and very much appreciated. I think you caught the mood of the book perfectly and I'm glad you enjoyed the twists and layers. It's lovely to have such a detail review and one that is so encouraging and complimentary, and I can't thank you enough.

I really enjoyed seeing the posts you made while you were reading it - with such a talent for building tension I think you should try your hand at writing, if you haven't already! Seriously though, you do have great command of language."

The compliments are lovely!!

I am going to be starting a writing course at University soon, and currently still working on my own novel {each day}..

I would classify your novel as fantasy genre, rather than horror due to the ambience and feel that i got from the narrative.

Kind Regards
Lucinda Fountain

message 2: by H.J.

H.J. Williams Hi Lucinda,
Apologies, only just saw this. Thanks again for your wonderful review, I am so glad you enjoyed the book as much as you did. Thanks also for putting it onto Amazon. Your feedback is much valued.
many thanks

Lucinda wrote: "Dear H.J,
Thank you for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I am delighted to have won a copy of your novel 'Elsham's End' which i am really looking forward to reading. Keep an eye ou..."

message 1: by L

L Dear H.J,
Thank you for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I am delighted to have won a copy of your novel 'Elsham's End' which i am really looking forward to reading. Keep an eye out for reviews online.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

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