I've always loved the weird, the wonderful and the inexplicable, and am drawn to the liminal, magic and mystery, and tales of folklore, faerie, and legend - all the narratives that try to explain our reality.
The King Arthur stories are fascinating because they sit on the edge of reality and myth. They encompass real life concerns, but also blur with the world of faerie - or the Other as I call it. The stories have always crossed boundaries, and that's what I find particularly fascinating. Many of the main characters use magic, and although Arthur does not have magical powers, he has a sword with mysterious powers. They are stories that have intrigued people for generations, and like many others I'm adding my own interpretation.
T J Green was born in England, but moved to New Zealand 10 years ago. She currently lives near Wellington with her partner and her cats Sacha and Leia. When not writing she does lots of reading, gardening and yoga.
In a previous life she's been a singer in a band, and has done some acting with a theatre company - both of which were lots of fun. On occasions she and a few friends make short films, which begs the question, where are the book trailers? Coming soon...
Tom's Inheritance is T J Green's first book and was written in between studying for an English degree and working full time. The sequel is called Twice Born, and was released on the 10th February 2017. The third book in the series, Galatine's Curse, will be released in March 2018.
Other projects include a book set in the real world - whatever that is - but there will be unusual things happening.
King Arthur, the Once and Future King, is destined to return, and Tom is destined to wake him.
When Tom accidentally crosses to the Otherworld in search of his missing grandfather, he meets the mysterious woman who has been appearing in his dreams - Vivian, the Lady of the Lake. She tells him he must travel to Avalon and wake King Arthur from his enchanted sleep. Something dark is stalking the old forest and Vivian needs Arthur's help. Tom's future seems bound with Arthur's, and he realises that if King Arthur and the ancient stories are real, then so are ancient enemies.
Twice Born: Sequel to Tom's Inheritance
Merlin disappeared over a thousand years ago and Arthur never knew what happened to him - until now.
Thanks to his cousin Beansprout, Tom is back in the Other with King Arthur. He joins his friends in the search for Nimue, a witch from Avalon who has disappeared. But has she been taken by force, or is she deliberately hiding? And is her disappearance linked to something, or someone, in the past? Arthur is convinced it's about Merlin, and his need to find him puts them all in danger, especially Tom.