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Friday, July 29, 2011

Our blog about our thriller Obelisk Seven

Welcome to the first blog about Obelisk Seven, written by Glenn Ashton and Loraine Lundquist, on our sister blog site, Obelisk Seven Blog.

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 After writing a few novels and a children's book (all unpublished), Loraine and I read The Da Vinci Code while holidaying in Europe, and decided that we, too, could write something similar.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.

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