Have You A Writing Question For Me?

If you haven’t done so already this weekend is probably your last chance to pick up my debut novel, ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles: Skelly’s Square,’ as a Christmas gift. Written for all ages it’s a contemporary Irish fantasy where a young man, haunted by the ghosts of a traumatic past, uncovers a vicious battle raging on the back streets of modern day Belfast between ancient powers of good and evil.

Tackling very real social issues such as mental illness, physical disability, addiction and homelessness against a backdrop of supernatural beings and explosive action, the book has received multiple five star reviews on Amazon and other platforms. Book 2 in the series, ‘A New Jerusalem,’ is nearing completion so all support would be much appreciated. The book is available in e book and paperback format via your local Amazon website.

Or FREE to download if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. Thank you.

Have you read Book 1? Share your thoughts on it below with the WordPress community.

Have you any questions for me about the book? Leave them below and I’ll be happy to answer?

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

18 thoughts on “Have You A Writing Question For Me?

  1. In answer to your question, “Ask me a question”… One quick question. I looked at your book cover there, fromt and back, nice cover. I don’t see the publisher’s name or address. Can you supply that. Thanks much. I ask because I have a few good publishers and I’m wondering which one you chose or if you chose to publish by vanity publishihng or by self-publishing. (All are excellent choices, just curious which is your choice). Asking only because you said, “Ask a question” . That’s mine. If it’s too personal, apologies. 🙂 Merry Christmas and peace to all .


  2. Hi Stephen, not so much a question about your novel as a technical question. Which writing software do you use? e.g. Scrivener, Microsoft Word, etc.


      1. I asked some nerdy question about math; like, what does Kirkwood do with a 20 and a 4?
        I also noted: When Kirkwood throws the 20-sided die and it bursts into flame balls. You say it’s yellow. The d4 was yellow; the d20 was blue. 🙂


  3. I have reviewed your book on Amazon (giving it a five-star rating, incidentally) and expressed my delight to read something outside my normal choice of genre. So I will just jump to a writing question if I may: do you work from any kind of plot outline… even in a rough form? Or do you begin with a rough story idea and then write and watch it organically develop? Thanks! Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas to you and yours.


    1. Thank you again. My first draft tends to write itself. The plot is in my head and ideas often only come to me during the writing process itself. I’ll then tighten the grammar and plot during the editing process. Happy Christmas 🎄


  4. Here’s a copy of the five-star review I posted last October on Goodreads.com and Amazon.com.

    This is a fast paced urban fantasy, much of it grounded in 21st century Belfast, and far from the battlefields of the Napoleonic Wars where the tale begins. It’s a complex story, one that hooked this reader early and kept me engaged, briskly turning pages all the way to the end. I particularly enjoyed Stephan Black’s compelling descriptions of modern day Belfast and his use of dialect as a device for developing his characters. For readers like myself, unfamiliar with the geography and culture of modern day Northern Ireland, this book provides a candid and fascinating window. And for lovers of fantasy and myth, it’s simply a must.


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