Jon Dixon

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Coming back to writing after a long sabbatical. Back when dinosaurs and disco ruled the world I had several short stories published. I'm currently working on the first draft of a fantasy novel influenced by the connected Japanese philosophies of wabi-sabi and kintsugi - the embracing of the flawed or imperfect and the incorporation of visible breakages as an integral part of something of great value. The novel's theme and characters have been lurking in my head for decades and now seem to want to emerge into the light of day. I'm finding the process both exhilarating and terrifying.

I earned my living with an earring and a sword mostly as a professional actor for the first 20 years of my career, and then worked in the far less swashbuckling field of user experience design for the following two decades (no swordplay required). While acting I also worked as a freelance illustrator for paperbacks, role playing games and magazines, and I still keep my hand in with canvas and brushes (or more often now tablet and screen) though nowadays just for my own pleasure. So at least I have accurate reference for my characters' physical appearance!

I live in Derby (UK).

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 I got the Waterstones 'on its way' email today too! One copy for me and one for my lovely next-door-neighbour! Can't wait! 😄 

The best comment I can possibly make in response to these wise words, and in the light of the heartbreak of what's currently happening, is 'Slava Ukraini'. May the forces of good please, please triumph in the end, for once... and may those driven by malice, stupidity and cruelty reap the reward they deserve. Because that's how the best narratives should always end.

Boooooo to them! 😢 But, as Georgina says, something even better will be along! And Lynn, as always, is right too... to get SO close shows just how brilliant Seed's story, and your writing, is. 

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Good luck, Emily! And thank you!

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Thanks, Kate. That was useful!

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Hi Tom, and welcome!

Beautiful! 😀 One for me! And one as a birthday present for my lovely next-door-neighbour because I know it exactly the kind of book she adores! 

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