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"A book that transports you to fantastic realms, but at the same time keeps you rooted in the familiar territory of our everyday lives... A struggle to protect the similar, understand the different, find the meaning of life, reclaim and rebuild it." Book Review Hub
"Billing is an imagination stoker, a writer cloaked in humanity’s secrets, with a coveted writing style that grips a readers own inner demons. He is an author to watch." Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews
Richie Billing’s short fiction has been published by Kzine, TANSTAAFL Press, Fiction Vortex, Far Horizons, Writing on the Wall and a dozen more. Flying on the Ground is a collection of the majority of these pieces, in addition to two stories unseen by the eyes of the world.
Inside, you'll find twelve short stories from the genres of fantasy, historical fiction, general fiction, horror and crime. Tales of adventure, of intrigue, of defiance, love and the morally grey, exploring myriad themes from loneliness, fear, and pride, to the nature of creativity and the cycle of addiction, to name a few.
Published December 2, 2019
Richie Billing writes fantasy fiction, historical fiction and stories of a darker nature. His stories often explore real-world issues in fantasy lands.
His short fiction has been published by, amongst others, Kzine, Bewildering Stories, Liquid Imagination, and Far Horizons.
His debut novel, Pariah's Lament, was published by Of Metal and Magic Publishing in March 2021.
Richie hosts the podcast The Fantasy Writers’ Toolshed, a venture inspired by the requests of readers of his critically-acclaimed book, A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook.
When not writing, Richie works as an editor and digital marketer and teaches creative writing both online and offline, as well as speaking at events and conventions like Fantasycon.
Most nights you can find him up into the wee hours scribbling away or watching the NBA.
Find out more at www.richiebilling.com.