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Location: London
Gender: Male
Born: London during spring
Interests: Writing, reading, culinary delights, swimming, mind games, art and music
Member: Standard
Joined: April 2013

I've been writing stories since I was ten -always fiction, always a lot of description and on a large canvas.

In 2007 I decided to take the plunge and self - publish my first book. I've been writing ever since and am now working on my third fiction novel. I hope to branch out from fantasy at some point, so I can get some thoughts down about the Historic 9th to 15th century.

All I need now is that magic golden key that unlocks the publishers' world to allow me in -or rather out there to share my creations with my readers.
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alexgeorge: I must share this with all of you! Look what Dean has come up with for Hieradon. Note the similarities: palm and date trees in the horizon, the city merging with the heavens (the stars on the right), the many Greek and Egyptian style temples that remind one of Alexandria.

Hieradon would be different from this picture in that the city centre rises up in rings like coins stacked with gradual increases in height and with an apex which is not much narrower than the base. But, other than that, the picture holds all the mystique and exotic orientalism of Hieradon.

Hieradon: Walls of the Ancient City photo HieradonWallsoftheAncientCity_zpsc2634844.jpg
March 30, 2014 at 3:26PM
    NicciFaye: That is truly an awesome picture. Of course, with Dean and his many talents!
    April 1, 2014 at 3:00PM
    alexgeorge: I couldn't agree more. Look at this new one--it's the double doors leading into Titenkha's palace:

    Titenkha’s palace: Doors of the Great Hall photo doorsofthegreathall_zps4570b302.jpg
    April 2, 2014 at 4:03AM

alexgeorge: I'm so excited! My book is featuring on Dragons Heroes Wizards, and there's a personal interview with me as well, answering quirki questions. Feel free to visit. Here are the links:



March 26, 2014 at 1:31PM
    pipersfancy: Hey! That's great! Congratulations - I'll be sure to check out the interview!
    March 26, 2014 at 3:38PM
    alexgeorge: Thanks, please do.
    March 27, 2014 at 4:23AM
    Margaret Snowdon: Congratulations for your nomination for Book of The Month, my friend - so well deserved. Good luck. M
    March 27, 2014 at 9:17AM
    Margaret Snowdon: PS - I couldn't connect with your blogspot?? M
    March 27, 2014 at 9:19AM
    Dean Kuch: Congrats on being selected for FS Book of the Month, Alex. You know you got my vote!
    March 27, 2014 at 9:24AM
    JB Lynn: Many congratulations to you, and I loved reading your answers to the wacky quiz! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Book of the Month results.
    March 28, 2014 at 12:20AM
    alexgeorge: Thank you so much. I've made friends on FS whom I will treasure, always.
    March 28, 2014 at 8:57AM
    Maureen's Pen: Way to go my friend - what a fabulous artwork too. Big Congrats!!!
    April 1, 2014 at 8:40AM

alexgeorge: Great News! My new webpage is up and running. Come and visit any time you like.
February 2, 2014 at 5:18AM
    Twilightspire: Excellent! What's the address?
    February 3, 2014 at 1:39AM
    alexgeorge: www.authoralexgeorge.com
    February 3, 2014 at 5:44PM
    Twilightspire: Cool! Off to check it now!
    February 3, 2014 at 9:08PM

alexgeorge: Hello, my fine author and poet friends. It's been a while but I will endeavour to post at least once a week. Yep, you guessed it: got an exam on 24 Jan, and I'm still not in the clear after that.

I have three more modules and a thesis to go for spring and summer. Good news is, I'm doing well, getting a little chubby from lack of exercise, but still enjoying reading, writing (occasionally--so that's a bad thing: I would have preferred my writing could be kept up), and even finding time to watch a movie or two.

I'll continue to review and to chat with you guys, so not to worry: I don't intend dissappearing on you (like Bilbo did on his hundred and eleventh Bday!!! Remember that one?)

Keep well...and keep writing and posting! The world out there needs us, hehe.
January 11, 2014 at 12:08PM
    JB Lynn: Welcome back dear friend. Looks like you and I are returning from our holiday hiatus at about the same time. Good luck with your studies!
    January 11, 2014 at 12:55PM
    alexgeorge: Thank you
    January 11, 2014 at 1:22PM

alexgeorge: Hi guys!

Well, I'm back, on and off. I finished an exam last Friday and handed a project in last Tuesday. Things worked out well. Now I get a bit of a breather until the next round.

I'll be reviewing infrequently for the time being. Nice to be back--even if it is intermittently.

November 17, 2013 at 5:06AM
    Barb Hensongispsaca: Finally, yeah, about time, you were missed. Hope the exam went well.
    November 17, 2013 at 5:23AM
    DIS-illusioned: Uh, and you're who, again? ...
    LOL Welcome back, buddy. Good luck with your studies. :)
    November 17, 2013 at 11:27AM
    Margaret Snowdon: Missed you, my friend - welcome back. M
    November 17, 2013 at 12:41PM

alexgeorge: This one is from--you know who--Dean Kuch. I love ships and sailing, don't you?

October 14, 2013 at 5:11AM
    nor84: Yes! My grandfather, whom I never met, was a deep sea diver who repaired these things.
    October 14, 2013 at 5:25AM
    shelley kaye: is that the nina, pinta, or santa maria?


    October 14, 2013 at 10:54AM
    alexgeorge: Don't know, you would have to ask Dean :)
    October 14, 2013 at 3:27PM
    Curly Girly: Wow! This is a beautiful image. Great colours!
    October 16, 2013 at 1:12PM
    angelajfrank: you come up with the most pretty pictures.
    October 17, 2013 at 2:00PM
    alexgeorge: Thank you. They've all been sent to me by Dean Kuch, a poet on this site.
    October 19, 2013 at 12:28PM
    Barb Hensongispsaca: You and he both have a strange side, but so lovable
    October 20, 2013 at 12:35PM
    alexgeorge: Thanks, Barbara
    October 21, 2013 at 9:26AM
    JB Lynn: Hey Alex - Congratulations on being nominated for the Book of the Month! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for ya. :)
    October 27, 2013 at 8:33PM
    alexgeorge: Thanks, Jenn!

    I only just realised. Haven't visited the site for four days. I'm handing in a project at my master's course at Uni, in two weeks, and have been working like crazy on my research assignment.
    October 29, 2013 at 2:06AM

alexgeorge: And, in case you guys were wondering, here's a Gathzul riding on the back of a beast of the Dark (curtesy of Dean Kuch):

Gathzul riding on Vulture of Kalkador photo GathzulridingonVultureofKalkador-001.jpg
October 3, 2013 at 6:35AM
    lindalcreel: This is amazing. What a combo the two of you are; your writing and his artistry. Love this:)
    October 3, 2013 at 9:00AM
    angelajfrank: that is a real cool picture.
    October 8, 2013 at 4:19PM
    Barb Hensongispsaca: Absolutely the weirdest thing I have seen in a while
    October 20, 2013 at 12:40PM

alexgeorge: https://www.facebook.com/authoralexgeorge
September 6, 2013 at 2:41PM
    JB Lynn: Found you and friended you. :)
    September 6, 2013 at 11:24PM
    alexgeorge: Thanks, JB. On my way.
    September 7, 2013 at 4:29AM

alexgeorge: Dean has posted a poem that is dedicated to me. It's called "Such a Fantasy."

I am truly humbled by this poem and the author's notes. I'm so glad to have been able to touch the hearts of my friends here on FS.

It is my fervent wish to one day gain a contract with a reputable agent--and publisher--so that I will be able to continue to do that which I love most, and that is to write fantasy to the best of my ability with respect to my readers.

Thank you so much to every one of you for your support,

Your friend, Alex George.
September 1, 2013 at 2:45PM
    JB Lynn: You absolutely deserve it, you lucky devil! Hold tight to that dream. I believe it will happen.
    September 1, 2013 at 10:10PM
    Dean Kuch: You are well deserving of the recognition, my friend. What a wonderfully talented writer you truly are, and a gentleman to boot!
    September 28, 2013 at 4:42AM

alexgeorge: I just love this picture.

Unbeknownst to my friend, Dean, he has inadvertently stumbled over a picture of Mernadje. She is an Ishbad martial arts student trying to obtain weapons master status so she can enter the Queen's Guard.


Queen of Ishbad, Jarisma photo 110021-001.jpg
August 1, 2013 at 5:59AM
    lindalcreel: These pictures are amazing, Alex. How great is is, that they add faces to your story? Thanks for sharing.
    August 1, 2013 at 6:32PM
    Dean Kuch: Thank you Alex, my fantastic friend, your work so inspires!
    August 2, 2013 at 11:02AM
    Mystic Angel 7777: Dean is utterly amazing! I wonder what it would be like to be in the same room with you two for like five minutes 0 would any of the awesomeness rub off? One can wish!
    August 3, 2013 at 6:39PM

alexgeorge: Guys! I don't believe it!!!!!

Dean Kuch just found a perfect picture of Sergeant Dugal of Maudiers, who appears in Chapter 85!

Sergeant Dugal Maudian Forces photo SergeantDugal-001.jpg
July 24, 2013 at 3:07PM
    Mystic Angel 7777: Leave it to Dean to find the man of my dreams and not provide his address or phone number. *Sigh*
    July 25, 2013 at 10:23AM
    Maureen's Pen: I'll second that ....sighs
    July 28, 2013 at 10:07PM

alexgeorge: I just love this picture of the Alcavian Templars, curtesy of Dean Kuch:
Alex George's The Golden Menace photo Templarflash1-1.gif
July 16, 2013 at 8:06AM
    JB Lynn: These are incredible! Dean Kuch is very talented.
    July 16, 2013 at 9:40PM
    Maureen's Pen: Oh my that is amazing !!
    July 16, 2013 at 9:43PM
    cephira: Wow!
    July 17, 2013 at 7:43PM
    lindalcreel: These are amazing Alex. Imagine if he made the cover for our books? He is really talented. Thanks for sharing!
    July 23, 2013 at 1:34PM

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