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Through the Doorway

Due to a number of personal / family related matters, the final book in the Aona series took a few months longer than expected to be ready...

I’m finally pleased with it, but I’m filled with a certain amount of trepidation as I haven’t pulled any punches when it comes to certain twists and turns.

So Salvation’s Door is the last of its kind, although I haven’t entirely closed the door on the Aona “universe”. There is a separate project in the works, which will have a decidedly “un-fantasy” leaning (although that may not come entirely as a surprise to those of you who have read more than the first few books in the series).

I'm not normally into self-congratulation, but I do feel a quiet sense of achievement at having written five fairly lengthy novels in five years. I know that’s pretty slow for all the Nanowrimo types out there who can generate thousands of words a day every day, but some years ago my output was little short of glacial.

There are some existing projects to complete. They may take some time, because my life is in the process of becoming very, very different and certainly more challenging. However I will be writing for as long as I can and as often as I can, other matters notwithstanding.

The sequel to Summer’s Dark Waters, currently titled The Light From Far Below, will probably be next. This is a challenge of a quite different sort for me- it’s become a pre-apocalyptic tale of urban paranoia which makes for uneasy reading even for me, so it needs to be shaped appropriately for its intended readership- those poor sods who will have to contend with what remains of this world in the decades ahead.

Secondly, my book for younger kids, which I'm reluctant to give any details about at this point in case it doesn’t see the light of day. It’s a big leap into the unknown in terms of writing style, and depending on what the beta readers think, it may be shelved. But I’d like to think it has some potential- so I’m aiming to complete it and then we’ll see if it wilts or blooms in the light of scrutiny.

I am also hopeful that my favourite artist, the wonderfully talented Ankolie ( will be working with me on both of these.

Comments (1)

  1. Jocelyne Turbett:
    Jun 06, 2016 at 03:16 PM

    Mr Williams I like the way you write, you seem so sincere.I have purchased Summers Dark Waters after reading the preview on It sounds great. One question, who is your editor for line content and proof reading? If you rely on an editor are you happy with their service?May I ask who are your Beta readers, do you have to pay a fee?Lastly, I will try to publish through Amazon perhaps but I have no idea as to how to format my MS for ebooks.
    Would appreciate it if you could get back to me with people you recommend. Thanking you in advance. Jocelyne.

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