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Author Information: James William Beverley

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I was born to a coal mining family in the North of the United Kingdom, to be moved to the industrial centre of the country at a young age. Academically I was a late learner, being able to read and write when it was time to leave school and earn a living. I was apprentice in parks and gardens in a city parks department and became a horticultural technician at a College before training at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, in the United Kingdom. I have had several Head Gardener positions since; as well as working in a bottling and syrup manufacturing plant as Supervisor, and a Lecturer in a Horticulture department at a College of F.E. I am now a Head Gardener in beautiful part of Britain with its own mountains within in view from where I live and work.

My fondest memories in childhood are of the make believe journeys I acted out in my mind and even since have absorbed material, which forms the basis of the story of The Creator's Trilogy. A story originally conceived in the 1970's, completed in the 1980's shelved until the turn of the millennium, revised, and edited, and then edited time and time again.

As a late reader, I read Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which made me aware of a genre of book I did not know previously existed and maybe inspired of my writing. And so many other sources of reading inspired me, some obvious and others more subtle and unusual. Some archive documents about conditions in the work camps of Kolyma, Siberia; text books on teaching practices from teaching training college; Management books, Games people play: The psychology of human relationships by Eric Berne, the 'A Separate Reality: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge' by Carlos Castaneda, notes from Ouspensky and others. Then there are observations from newspapers, news broadcasts are but a few things that have brought inspiration.


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