|Glenn & Loraine amongst the Pyramids, Giza, Egypt|
About me, Glenn
Glenn Ashton is the pseudonym I (Ashton Glenn van Schalkwyk) chose for writing for two reasons. First, can you imagine trying to reach bestseller status with a surname like van Schalkwyk? For starters, it is not readily pronounceable (try Skulk-Wake for a good approximation).
And using Ashton as my surname makes a lot of sense when you think of how books are arranged on the bookshelves of bookstores...
I have dabbled with writing novels for many years, with one shared success a long time ago when two friends and I co-authored a political thriller. After writing a few novels and a children's book (all unpublished), Loraine and I read The Da Vinci Code while holidaying in Europe, and decided that we, too, could write something similar.
About me, Loraine
I am a horse-lover who grew up riding and training horses before being pulled away into the world of social work and business. Diving into writing a thriller based on mysterious sounds coming from ancient Egyptian obelisks in London, Paris, Rome, New York and the temple of Karnak in Egypt was a new – and exciting - adventure.
About our website, www.obeliskseven.com
In The Art of Writing Novels section of our website we talk a bit about the thrill of inventing your own little world when you start a novel, deciding who should live in that world and what should happen to them.
We have just launched our website, www.obeliskseven.com, designed to help us find a publisher (or agent and publisher) for our novel.
Please pay us a visit at our website..