Haverhill author Kerree Kendall releases two novels in six months - with more to come
An archaeologist has drawn on her professional knowledge and a long-standing fascination with myths and folklore to publish two novels in six months - with more to follow.
Last March, Kerree Kendall's debut novel, Times of Change: Book I, was released, followed in September by Times Past: Book II. A Time Best Left Forgotten: Book III is due out next March.
Set in Anglo-Saxon Britain the novels are part of a series that follow Gwendolyn, who as the synopsis says is: "A once ordinary girl, torn apart, rebuilt and mutated into wielding dark magic by a Mage named Searle.
"She escapes her torturous life with Searle and finds peace in Blostamarket, working as a healer."
Kerree has worked as a field archaeologist for ten years and having been away at university and worked in other parts of the UK she is once again living back in Haverhill, her home town.
Writing has, as the 33-year-old former Samuel Ward Academy student, said, been a major pastime 'since I was about 13'.
"I've always had a fascination with the Anglo-Saxon period, it's been a big influence on my job and on my stories, said Kerree.
"I've always been fascinated by folklore and myths and the later books go into Persian myths.
"There are six (books) planned and I have written five so far.
"I just didn't know how to publish them. I just write because I enjoy it. My husband got fed up with me and said why don't you just publish one."
Kerree does not have a publishing deal, so the books are available online via Amazon and Waterstones, but she also admitted to turning down a publishing offer at the age of 18 - a decision that she confesses left her with some regret.
The first in her series of fantasy horror romance novels, is something of a tome, at 755 pages long.
As Kerree explained, a lot of copy is given to explaining a brand new world to readers, but the second and third novel are a lot less weighty.
"There is a lot of describing people, a lot of world-building. I've done the majority of the world-building in the first one so I just assume everybody knows what's going on and what's happening and I just progress the story."
Kerree is holding a Halloween sale on Amazon for Times of Change: Book I, from Friday, October 29 to Sunday 31, when the book will be free on Kindle.