From maths student to fantasy author

The former university maths student has self-published his first book and is already penning book two in the three-part series.

The Klazziah Chronicles: Lupin’s Gold is now available digitally on Amazon, but John’s ultimate goal is to land a publishing deal and become a best-selling author.

“I’d like to turn this book into something that makes me money so that when I meet someone, we can start a family,” the 30-year-old said.

Set in Australia in 2006, John’s spiritual fantasy novel was inspired by C.S Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia and John’s favourite anime series, Fairy Tail.

“What I try to portray through my characters is a sense of love, hope and that good always triumphs over evil,” he said.

While the inspiration for the story line came from the ‘weird dreams’ he experienced from medication during a hospital admission, John said he had been interested in fantasy and fiction since his childhood.

“As a child I loved reading Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Chronicles of Narnia, Alice in Wonderland and with my book I wanted to bring back some of these fairy tales and mythology of the past,” John said.

John said the experience of finishing the book was ‘exciting’, made even more special to have finished writing before his grandparents passed away.

“The family read my book to my nan, and she told me before she died how blessed I was with a great imagination. My whole family is really proud of me and I’m proud of myself.”

To read John’s book, click here.


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