Thanks for stopping by. This is the place where you can find some of my writing – excerpts from my books, short stories, poetry and links to some of my music too. It’s also the place for all my news about upcoming events.
It’s a busy old time in my world, I’m very happy to say. I’ve been working on a whole lot of different projects and you can have a look at some of the results on these pages.
I am completely obsessed with the characters and the landscapes of my major work in progress: “Beyond the Half-dead Stream” – it’s one of those stories that won’t leave me alone until it’s written. Here‘s a little taster.
This book was inspired by the artwork of my long-time collaborator, the amazing artist Cordula Marks Venters. We are also working on another beautiful (and very different) book together and it is such a lot of fun – who doesn’t love dinosaurs? Have a little sneaky peak at “The World is so Exciting” here . We had a brilliant time recently, introducing these characters to a very excited group of kids and their parents at a fabulous literacy event in a local school.
Something else I’m enjoying at the moment is a daily dose of creativity in the form of “Podoku”, my contribution to the 100 Days Project. Nothing more invigorating than creating a new form of poetry! Have a look at my progress here. Keep checking in – there is going to be an exhibition happening in September, here in Edinburgh.
We live in interesting times, to say the least. I can’t help but be influenced by the current goings on here – it affects thoughts, words and work. Here‘s a reaction to some of that.
Another project of mine can be previewed here: Free Your Creativity – Wings to Fly. Its working title was Ελενθερία, the Greek word for freedom and it’s all about freeing up your imagination and breaking free from creative and artistic blocks. I have been working with children and with adults on this project and it has been such an energising experience – I love it! If you’re interested in organising a workshop, check out this page. If you want to have a look at the book it was based on – it’s something pretty different for me and it was a lot of fun to write (and >gulp< illustrate) you can start reading it now, here.
I’m also delighted to say that one of my stories has been selected by a wonderful new site – Hold My Purse – you can read it here.
Please do have a look at some of the other pages of my website – there’s a lot of reading and plenty of stories, poetry and even some music. Let me know what you think of it – the best way to contact me is through Twitter @KVentersMarks – I’d be delighted to hear from you!