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.

2018 is already rolling on by and I’m all over the page with some exciting new projects, including a novel with an avian connection – working title “Flock” – and a whole new cycle of poetry, based on classical Greek themes. Variety is, as I understand it, the spice of life! Keep checking in for more news about both, and have a wee preview of my forays into the world of iambic hexameter here. In other poetry news, I have posted a few poems here, sharing my reaction to some amazing visual artists.

Last year was a busy one and this year looks even more exciting, I am happy to say. The project I ended 2017 with –  In The Shadows Cast By Trees was a real highlight for me and the people we  met and experiences we had during this show will live long in my memory. Here are a couple of the poems from the show.

It is so much fun for me to get to work with my long-time collaborator, the amazing artist Cordula Marks Venters, and we are already planning several joint projects for the coming months. More information will follow soon!

A long-term project of mine has been the interactive adventure novel – Kari’s Map – and this is taking on new life and energy thanks to an enthusiastic set of young readers, test-running the book for me. Their reaction to the story and the characters has really blown me away. Find out more about Kari here.

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 for me. If you’re in need of a little creative boost, check out this page.

The best way to contact me (and please do!) is through Twitter @KVentersMarks  – I’d be delighted to hear from you.