Tigerprincess

General details


  • Tigerprincess

  • Cardiff, Wales, UK

  • Mandy Ward

  • Farlingaye High School, Suffolk, UK : 1987 - 1992
    10 GCSE's inc English Literature, English Language Mathematics and Science.

    Farlingaye Sixth Form, Suffolk, UK  : 1992 - 1994
    2 A levels - English and Design & Technology.

    University of  Plymouth, Devon, UK : 1995 - 1998
    BSc (Hon) Design, Technology and Business.

    University of Wales, Newport, UK : 2005 - 2006
    PGCE Design and Technology.


  • English

In short

  • Tiger Princess lives in South Wales with her partner of fourteen years, two young children and two cats.

    She is a secondary school Teacher and is officially a Published Writer.

    Her first Short Story was published in Mausoleum Memoirs, a House of Horror Anthology – she has had a total of five Poems, two Articles and nine Short Stories published to date, with another six Short Stories waiting in the wings.

    She is a member of two Public Writing Websites, where she has achieved a certain popularity for her work. She also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter.
    As a rule, she writes under two pen names.

    This is for the purely practical reason of keeping her Teaching Job separate from her Writing Career (for Educational / Sensitivity issues), but she has had some work published in her real name.

    Her normal Genres and Pen Names are:

    •        Children's / Young Adult / Fantasy - Kira Morgana
    •        Horror / Dark Fantasy / Erotica - A.E. Churchyard

    To read more of her work go to her website –
    http://tpsworld.wordpress.com/

  • I am a Fictioneer!

    I have three children's books published in collaboration with an american illustrator with four more planned.

    I have a sword & sorcery novella series in the process of being published - the first instalment is available on Amazon:

    The Tower and the Eye: A Beginning - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beginning-The-Tower-Eye-ebook/dp/B009B0XRSM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348091225&sr=1-2

    I have a YA adventure series in process. Book One is available in both paperback and ebook formats:

    The Angel's Crown

    ebook -
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Angels-Crown-Secret-Arking-ebook/dp/B009LR1IH2/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349425479&sr=1-2

    Paperback -
    http://www.lulu.com/shop/kira-morgana/the-angels-crown/paperback/product-20700522.html;jsessionid=349FF9D556DE58AA6209B29E749C2F5A

    I am an Indie Author and proud of it!

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Children's, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Teen, Women's Fiction

    Non-Fiction: Body, Mind & Spirit, Humor, Reference, Science, Women's Studies

  • Any from my favourite authors - but mostly anything by Terry Pratchett or anything involving dragons and magic!

    I think that my favourite book of all time has to be...
    Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett.

    My two favourite Book Series are...
    The Belgariad / The Malloreon by David and Leigh Eddings

    The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

    My favourite Classic Fantasy  Book is...
    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

    My favourite Classic Lit book is...
    Pride and Prejudice.

    My favourite movie of the moment...
    Hancock

    My Favourite Play is...
    Much Ado about Nothing / Midsummer's Night's Dream (They're about equal.)

    My Favourite Musical is...
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
  • Number Ten - Sue Townsend

    Valley of Silence - Nora Roberts

    Justin Anderson - The Carpet Trade - http://www.authonomy.com/ReadBook.aspx?bookid=8554#chapter

    Noelle Pierce - Gemini: The Twins - http://www.authonomy.com/ReadBook.aspx?bookid=9549#chapter

    Raven Dane - The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire - http://www.authonomy.com/ViewBook.aspx?bookid=6263
  • Under a tree on a sunny day, lying on a recliner, Ice cold G & T   on a Table nearby with a huge bowl of fresh strawberries to scoff!

    Preferably with no children around to interrupt me!
  • The Book of Dreams - I write poetry when I am inspired and find it gives me stress relief as well as inspiration for my work!

    Heir of The Dragon - werewolves and vampires in a hong kong style chinese city. Read it, tell me what you think because it will get published one day...

    The Kingdom of The Seven Towers - sword and sorcery .
  • Fiction: Horror, Humor/Satire, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Teen, Women's Fiction

    Non-Fiction: Humor, Sex & Relationships, Women's Studies

  • Polgara the Sorceress from the Belgariad / Malloreon.

    I also wouldn't mind being Morticia Addams...
  • In no particular order -

    Piers Anthony - All of them.

    Ursula Le Guin - The Earthsea Sequence.

    Dan Brown - Angels and Demons, Digital Fortress, The Da Vinci Code.
     
    Terry Pratchett - All of them.

    Anne McCaffrey - All of them.

    Terry Brooks - All of them.

    Robert Jordan - The Wheel of Time.

    Karin Slaughter - Most of them, I'm missing a couple...

    Raymond . E . Feist - The Riftwar Saga, The Empire Trilogy.

    David and Leigh Eddings - All of them.

    Justin Anderson - The Carpet Trade

    Noelle Pierce - Gemini: The Twins

    Raven Dane - The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire

    The list is endless simply because I come across so many books that I like everyday.... Not that I buy them all - I haven't got anywhere to store them!