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'Fantasy is my world, why not join me and immerse yourself in an adventure of a lifetime...'


Background Information

Colin R. Parsons was born on November 8th 1960 in the Rhondda Valley.  This is in South Wales in the UK.  From the age of ten he was fascinated by reading the book, 'The Lion, the Witch and  the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.  The idea of walking through a piece of furnature and ending up in another world thrilled him.  From school he spent a few years dabbling in short stories.  A website opened up called Crystal Serenades Publications.  CSP, published twenty six of Colin's prose, on their website.  They brought out an anthology of horror called: When Darkness Comes in which Colin had one story inside, 'Always just behind.'  They set up a book launch and signing in a haunted castle in south west Wales called,'Craig-Y-Nos Castle.'  Colin enjoyed signing copies so much that he vowed there and then, that's what he wanted to do... to write novels.  Sadly, the website eventually closed down!  Fortunately at this point Colin and his wife Janice were called into a parent teachers meeting.  His son Ryan, which so named because the 'R' in the middle of Colin's name is Ryan, was falling behind in English.  Ryan's english teacher, who had read all of Colin's short stories said, 'Why not write a book on Dragon's or Wizard's.'   He took her advice and wrote his first novel Wizards' Kingdom.  This in turn was followed by Wizards' Kingdom...The Obelisk of Ashmar book 2.  A little later, Wizards' Kingdom... Jarrak's Darkness book 3, the final part of the adventure.  The books became really popular in bookstores and so Colin did more and more signings.  He still lives in Wales with his wife and two sons.

 Colin hopes one day to get a big publishing deal and work at his craft full time.  He is constantly sending his manuscript to agents and publishers.  He is available for school talks and workshops in the UK.  He also does libraries, writing circles and institutes.

Birth Place
Wales,  UK
Accomplishments

Colin has done many radio interviews and talks. His books are on many websites. He has had reviews posted on several sites.
Fantasy Book Review gave Colin's a 0 to 10 rating.
Wizards' Kingdom....8 our of 10
The Obelisk of Ashmar....8 out of 10
Jarrak's Darkness....8.5 out of 10
Tolkien's LOTR trilogy gained 10 out of 10 for all three books.

Additional Information

Colin has also written a book called: 'The Curious World of Shelley Vendor,'which is a fantasy about an accident-prone teenager of the title and her friend fall into the world of Reflections. They both try to get back and have a second adventure. He's currently writing the sequel: 'The Curious World of Katie Hinge book 2.' He's also written a manuscript called, 'Crank Tech One,' his first sci-fi adventure.

Favorite Links

Colin R. Parsons official website.
Filled with articles, news, reviews,a bio, Q & A's and many other titbits of information. There is also a Latest News page with projects of 'Works in Progress.'

Fantasy Book Review
This site has a full review and rating's of Colin's Wizards' Kingdom Trilogy. His books are pitched next to the big names in the world of writing.

Myspace
Visit Colin's official Myspace profile. He has almost 900 friends. You can read his blogs, message and comment on his work.

Book Army
An additional website with Colin's profile and favourite books. This is a newish website for authors and readers. You can join as a reader and make a list of all your favourite books.




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