Steven A. McKay

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I was born in 1977, near Glasgow in Scotland and live in Old Kilpatrick with my wife and two young children. After obtaining my Bachelor of Arts degree I decided to follow my life-long ambition and write a novel. The Forest Lord series now has four novels, and various short spin-off tales.

My new book "The Northern Throne" is the third in the Warrior Druid of Britain series. Next up is the Kindle and print release for my standalone Roman slave novel, LUCIA, which has been an Audible exclusive for the first year of its life.

I play guitar and write all my books while listening to metal!

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Steven A. McKay Go at your own pace - but don't think that allows you to be lazy. I'm fed up reading people saying you must write every day, no matter what. It's nons…moreGo at your own pace - but don't think that allows you to be lazy. I'm fed up reading people saying you must write every day, no matter what. It's nonsense. I write when I have time and when I'm in the right frame of mind - if I forced myself to write when I didn't really feel like it I'd just end up having to redraft it all.
When I write, I only have to tweak it later, I never have to redraft entire sections.
I think you should write when the mood takes you, but try and prepare your scenes in your mind beforehand so you're ready to go when you do sit down at the laptop.(less)
Steven A. McKay I hadn't heard of de Gozon, I'll need to look into that! I don't have any concrete plans to write anything other than the final two Forest Lord books …moreI hadn't heard of de Gozon, I'll need to look into that! I don't have any concrete plans to write anything other than the final two Forest Lord books just now. I would like to do a Friar Tuck novella, and maybe some others with Little John, Gisbourne, Scarlet etc but really, finding time to do them all is going to be impossible. I might be able to do another one or two but when the Forest Lord series wraps up I'll most likely move onto something completely different.
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Check out this brand new Q&A with me on author Tony Riches’ site!





“As if a lightning bolt came out of the sky and hit me, pretty much the entire idea for Lucia came to me right at that moment, in the middle of a wet street in Glasgow. I literally ran back to my car right then so I could jot it all down in my notebook.”





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“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
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“Once upon a time there was a young prince who believed in all things but three. He did not believe in princesses, he did not believe in islands, he did not believe in God. His father, the king, told him that such things did not exist. As there were no princesses or islands in his father's domains, and no sign of God, the young prince believed his father.

But then, one day, the prince ran away from his palace. He came to the next land. There, to his astonishment, from every coast he saw islands, and on these islands, strange and troubling creatures whom he dared not name. As he was searching for a boat, a man in full evening dress approached him along the shore.

Are those real islands?' asked the young prince.

Of course they are real islands,' said the man in evening dress.

And those strange and troubling creatures?'

They are all genuine and authentic princesses.'

Then God must exist!' cried the prince.

I am God,' replied the man in full evening dress, with a bow.

The young prince returned home as quickly as he could.

So you are back,' said the father, the king.

I have seen islands, I have seen princesses, I have seen God,' said the prince reproachfully.

The king was unmoved.

Neither real islands, nor real princesses, I have seen God,' said the prince reproachfully.

The king was unmoved.

Neither real islands, nor real princesses, nor a real God exist.'

I saw them!'

Tell me how God was dressed.'

God was in full evening dress.'

Were the sleeves of his coat rolled back?'

The prince remembered that they had been. The king smiled.

That is the uniform of a magician. You have been deceived.'

At this, the prince returned to the next land, and went to the same shore, where once again he came upon the man in full evening dress.

My father the king has told me who you are,' said the young prince indignantly. 'You deceived me last time, but not again. Now I know that those are not real islands and real princesses, because you are a magician.'

The man on the shore smiled.

It is you who are deceived, my boy. In your father's kingdom there are many islands and many princesses. But you are under your father's spell, so you cannot see them.'

The prince pensively returned home. When he saw his father, he looked him in the eyes.

Father, is it true that you are not a real king, but only a magician?'

The king smiled, and rolled back his sleeves.

Yes, my son, I am only a magician.'

Then the man on the shore was God.'

The man on the shore was another magician.'

I must know the real truth, the truth beyond magic.'

There is no truth beyond magic,' said the king.

The prince was full of sadness.

He said, 'I will kill myself.'

The king by magic caused death to appear. Death stood in the door and beckoned to the prince. The prince shuddered. He remembered the beautiful but unreal islands and the unreal but beautiful princesses.

Very well,' he said. 'I can bear it.'

You see, my son,' said the king, 'you too now begin to be a magician.”
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Steven McKay Lucinda wrote: "Dear Steven,
Thanks so much for acepting my friend request! Your books sound fantastic.
Regards
Lucinda x"


Not at all, thanks for your support Lucinda!


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L Dear Steven,
Thanks so much for acepting my friend request! Your books sound fantastic.
Regards
Lucinda x


Steven McKay Hi Beth, I don't really do much on here other than rate the odd book. I'm mostly here for my own book Wolf's Head (The Forest Lord, #1) by Steven A. McKay

Cheers!
Steven


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Beth Lyon Barnett Thanks for being my friend. I'm fairly new to GR so it will take awhile to get up to speed. Any tips will be must appreciated. Beth L Barnett


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