The Sanctuary Of Books

Lockdown can be a long and tedious business. Boredom and cabin fever set in and before long we are at each other’s throats and climbing up the walls. There’s nothing but bad news to watch and even Netflix binge watching can only hold your attention span for a finite period. It’s raining cats & dogs so you can’t even go for a walk. All I can say then is thank goodness for books. They have been my sanctuary on many occasions and this lockdown is no exception.

Be it an old friend like The Lord of the Rings trilogy or a new, literary gem you’ve recently unearthed there’s nothing quite like disappearing into a make believe world. Especially when the one you currently inhabit is falling down around your ears. A good book is a sturdy shield and comfort blanket all rolled into one, that safe place you can retreat to when everything gets a little too much and you need to take a deep breath and lick your wounds.

I initially started writing for my own mental health but have been pleased to see my words have offered comfort and encouragement to many these last few years. That’s why I branched out into books. Why pen 1000 words in a blog when you can lay down 100,000 in a book? I just kept going and next thing I know, I’ve created a world where flawed heroes combine forces to battle an ancient evil lurking on the back streets of Belfast. The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles were born.

The first book in the series, ‘Skelly’s Square’ was so well received that I wrote a follow-up, ‘A New Jerusalem.’ And don’t forget the novella ‘Bomb Girl’ which nestles in between and links the two of them. They’re all currently available on your local Amazon site and I’d be delighted if you took a chance and checked them out. Supporting the books allows me to continue blogging for free. Thank you to those who already support me and if you have read my work then I’d love to hear your feedback.

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.

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