Author: S. D. Walls PM
Alan Stone is a writer, or at least he was. 3 years ago his daughter died in an accident at their home. Grief striken he has been unable to write. He decides to take his wife to the town of pines drift in the pacific north west of america, hoping to use its famously haunted forests as inspiration, but the forest draws him in and traps him in a nightmare world with no memory.Rated: Fiction T - English - Suspense/Supernatural - Words: 476 - Published: 01-01-13 - id: 3088146
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By S. D. Walls
Foreword by the author
First of all I would like to state that this is my first full novel as it where. I have made attempts in the past at creating stories, but I have never found anything that stuck. This story has come to me in a way that no other has, in part I suppose because it is based upon some of the things I hold dear to my heart such as the works of Stephen King, the Video games series Alan Wake and naturally the early 90's TV serial Twin peaks. If you have ever experienced Alan Wake or seen Twin Peaks then you will see some clear inspiration from them throughout this tale.
One thing you should be aware of before your read this story is that due to this being my first book and the fact that I am not exactly a literary genius, my story telling may not be up to scratch will writers like Stephen King, but I hope to create a tale in which people can become immersed, a story with twists and turn that you may not expect, something to keep you turning the pages and wanted more. I am personally a big fan of cliff hangers, I love it when a chapter ends with something very unexpected and shocking, so you can expect a few of those in here somewhere.
I wanted to keep this introduction short so naturally I will carry on. I am at the time of writing just 20 years old, I am in my final year at university studying geography and I work for the NHS. That's not exactly the combination you might expect, someone studying an earth science, working in healthcare but writing a novel. I have never really been interested in studying the English language or literacy; I love to read but the study of it always bored me to tears. Geography has always been my favourite subject yet I have always wanted to write a book. I guess you could say I am a bit strange, which is sort of true, I don't hold back on my opinions of anything, but get me in the right environment and I can be as nice and charming as the next Casanova. Get me out in public however and I turn very quickly into a shorter and more ginger Jeremy Clarkson, although I have been likened to Karl Pilkington recently as well.
Anyway, that is enough from me, well...enough about me, hopefully there will be a lot more from me after this page, but who knows, maybe I will hit a dead end and never finish the book. But if you are reading this, I hope you enjoy the tale of Alan Stone, and hopefully you will hear from me again.
S. D. Walls
1st January 2013.