‘From the Stars’ excerpt

From the Stars

Part 2

Chapter 9

Birthday Headaches

It was the night before Halloween. Seven Halloween nights had come and gone since Bill had rescued the child from…and it was here where his mind blocked out what he had witnessed that night; the individuals crouching around the child in his jeep headlights, on the side of the mountain. To this day, Bill didn’t know what or who they were. But the nightmares, that still occasionally crept up on him, told him that they were people, just like himself, but something much darker and rotting, lurking inside those silly Halloween latex costumes. The more Bill thought about that, the more perverse it seemed. He couldn’t put it into words, didn’t want to. But there was something about it – that genuine real-time evil prowling inside a fun-scary Halloween costume. It gave Bill the heebie-jeebies. It was something he tried not to think about, but the more he tried, the more he struggled to erase the encounter from his memory.”



Part 2 ‘From the Stars’

Yesterday I got underway with Part 2 of From the Stars. I’m going at a slower pace than any other book because this book is taking the most brain (what brain?) power 🙂 I have written and re-written part 1 and edited it twice. I normally don’t do this but it has allowed me to flesh out things even better and see things on a larger scale. It has paid off and everything is clearer now (famous last words).


In about six months from now, I’ll be looking for eagle-eyed readers to trawl through a digital ARC of ‘From the Stars’ in search of dreaded typos/mistakes etc. Typos are my speciality. Important! The book is written in British English, not American English.
If anyone would like to volunteer, then first have a look at the book and decide if it’s something you’d like to be involved in.

From the Stars synopsis.


One cold crisp February night in 1997, forest ranger Bill Steward’s life is changed forever. And not only Bill’s life…

Bill is driving through his patch of Killarney national park when he finds a naked newborn baby boy in the middle of the woods. But that’s only half of what he sees, the other half must never be told. What Bill Steward witnesses with the little baby is a secret that he’s determined to take to his grave. A vision he tries to forget, but is faithfully reminded in his nightmares.

Just as Bill’s nightmares and memory of that February night begin to fade away, he is once again reminded why that night in February should never be forgotten.