‘The Land Of Bliss’ is a fairy tale set in a magical world where stories hold secrets, spells are made to be broken and people are not always what they seem.
Three old friends travel south to the jutted Land of Awe where they meet the last of the Fairy Folk, the Family Rose and the Townspeople trapped in a curse.
A young schoolteacher, Miss Beret, lives under a protective ‘Spell of Forgetfulness’. Her pupil, Raoulf Littlesøn, does not realise that the fate of fairy tales awaits him. Her long lost brother, Mayor Bear, wants to close the last magical school.
All their stories entwine through an enchanted doorknob, a resurrecting Witch and a singing Princess.
This is the story of a murderous wood.
This is the story of stepmothers both bad and good.
This is the story of Rose Pink.
‘The Land of Bliss’ completes the anthology of joy (‘The Land of Bliss’, ‘An Alchemists Wedding’, ‘In Consideration of Cats’, & ‘The Chameleon’s Last Dance’) and is now available as a paperback (Amazon) and ebook (Kindle, Smashwords – iBooks to follow shortly).
News update February 2017: As the crocuses and daffodils begin to burst forth in the nearby wood, winter whites and sunshine yellows, work nears completion on the next creative project – a fairy story. More details to follow in the Spring… K x
News update Autumn 2016: I hope you have had a wonderful Summer and have been enjoying the lovely weather. The Autumn finds me busy trying to complete the final draft of my new book – a fairy story that completes the anthology of joy. I am hoping to have this with you soon. Keith x
News update: October 2015. I am pleased to announce that the second edition of ‘The Wilderness Diary’ is now available as a paperback from Createspace store and Amazon, and as an ebook from Kindle. The second edition has an inverse snakeskin cover of the original, which has now been ‘retired’ into rarity!
“…an extra-ordinary journey, filled with joy and grief, karmic restrictions and freedoms…”
November news: A big thank you to the Healing Trust for their recent article on my writing as a ‘creative life author’ in their Spiritus magazine (issue 11). Entitled ‘The Creative Life of a 21st Century Mystic’ it tells about the healing journey recorded in ‘The Wilderness Diary’ – the high-octane, revolutionary, dream-of-consciousness account of a Magical Adept who astrally time-travels as he progresses on his spiritual journey to the Heart. K x
A novitiate Alchemist gives a wedding speech reflecting on the wonder of joy and the predicament of love…
Beyond conception and perception, this speech ultimately becomes a blending of Gloria Gaynor (I Am What I Am) meets God (I Am That I Am) and she was almost right in that she was what she was (whatever that ‘what’ might have been!).
Two things cannot alter, since Time was, not today.
The flowing of water, and Love’s strange, sweet way.
Join the revellers in a bawdy ‘world of men’, set between Christmas and New Year, as a somnambulist chameleon, a dancing bear and ten lords-a-leaping prance into a bag of glees and good tidings at the retro-Hustler’s Ball.
Surreally swirling through music, memories of childhood, places, teenage years, TV characters, and friends, past and present, can the chameleon trance-dance through fire and attain the state of ‘Mok’sha’?
” A dance trip into the Time Tunnel, lost in a music and TV fantasy world. It starts off light, goes deep and becomes cosmic. Funny, Moving, Enlightening.” Mr Light-Bear
“Everybody wants to be a cat!” ‘In Consideration of Cats’ is an essay and meditation on an aspect of joy and the wonderment of cats. A collection of notes, observations, insights and poems reflecting on the behaviour, nature and antics of cats and the healing that the world of our feline friends can bring us.
“‘In Consideration Of Cats’ succeeds in bringing to life the feline spirit of being; serving up a cacophony of charming and thought-provoking images. Paulo Coelho meets T S Elliot.” V. Carmichael
“…a truly fascinating look into the everyday lives of our feline friends…” T. Osborn
The Wilderness Diary charts the struggle and conflict arising out of personal sorrow and present world crises. For 40 days and 40 nights, a magical adept goes AWOL from life and from the Raven Agency at The Tower, London. Painfully lost after the death of his father, he is haunted by ravens and wanders into city madness.
“Epic, spellbinding and healing.” Marysia
“A fine work of Art. This stream of consciousness novel takes the reader on a Journey to the dark night of the soul and beyond…” Jack O Roe
A metaphysical comedy of the vices! Explore elements of spiritual philosophy during the journey of a Soul’s perilous plunge.
Look at the impurities and insecurities behind the Pearl, the Parasites, and the Pleasure of Man’s consuming habits.
Go over the rainbow with the juicy-fruit gaming community, meet God, get dropped off in a bar down Mexico way before stumbling out into the darkness of a cave to explore the final mystery.