About

‘Write about what you know,’ they said. ‘Tell a good story, a book should be a holiday.’ When you finally read the last page and close the book, you should look round at your living room feeling that you have travelled without all that nonsense of queuing at airports, missing trains and dodging traffic. 
So I suppose this page is the equivalent of browsing the travel agent’s website.

Me? I live in South Cumbria, which is as nice a part of the world as any to be honest. Too old to play computer games and too young to watch daytime televison. I’ve got a wife and three daughters, no dress sense and a liking for good cappuccino.

To make a living I sort of farm, sort of write and sort of help out where I’m wanted. I suppose one day I’ll grow up and do something properly.

On the off chance you’ve wandered onto this page in a desperate attempt to discover how to buy my books. Well first there are these, sometimes called the ‘dog and quad’ books

Then there’s the Fantasy. I put them here in some sort of order. First the tales of Benor Dorfinngil, cartographer at large.

Then there are the works of Tallis Steelyard, the leading poet of his generation and ornament of that great city, Port Naain. As well as one token collection of poems he has gifted us with several volumes of his short stories.

Then we have the novellas of Tallis Steelyard.

And finally we have the various adventures of Maljie, recounted for us by Tallis Steelyard.

38 thoughts on “About

  1. […] About […]

  2. […] out more about Jim at his blog HERE and on Facebook […]

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  4. […] Today’s guest blog post is brought to you by Jim Webster. […]

  5. […] You can catch up with the book series on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TsarinaSector, and with Jim on his website at: https://jandbvwebster.wordpress.com/about/ […]

  6. […] addition to Tallis Steelyard’s blog, you can find Jim on his personal blog here, on Twitter @JimWebster6 and on Amazon UK, Amazon.com and […]

    • jwebster2 December 2, 2015 at 7:27 am Reply

      They seek him here, they seek him there…… (his clothes are loud, but never square)

  7. […] addition to Tallis Steelyard’s blog, you can find Jim and his books on his personal blog here, on Twitter @JimWebster6 and on Amazon UK, Amazon.com and […]

  8. […] addition to Tallis Steelyard’s blog, you can find Jim and his books on his personal blog here, on Twitter @JimWebster6 and on Amazon UK, Amazon.com and […]

    • jwebster2 December 18, 2015 at 7:05 am Reply

      A sad tale of a fallen people. What happened to the spirit of decorum or the old high standards of civic dignity?

  9. […] addition to Tallis Steelyard’s blog, you can find Jim and his books on his personal blog here, on Twitter @JimWebster6 and on Amazon UK, Amazon.com and […]

  10. cmblackwood February 12, 2016 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Lovely blog, Jim! You have a very impressive catalogue; and the artwork on your books is equally impressive. 🙂

    • jwebster2 February 12, 2016 at 10:05 pm Reply

      Glad you like it. The covers of the Fantasy are done by the publishers AUK and I admit I think they’re brilliant as well. Modestly I might hint that I think the content is worthy of them 😉

      • cmblackwood February 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm

        Very modest, sir! But then — if you don’t promote it, no one else will. 🙂

      • jwebster2 February 12, 2016 at 10:55 pm

        Hence I often describe my work as ‘much acclaimed’ on the grounds that I never shut up about it 🙂

      • cmblackwood February 13, 2016 at 4:21 pm

        Hey, that’s a good one. I’ll have to use that line. 🙂

      • jwebster2 February 13, 2016 at 5:02 pm

        Absolutely. Never waste a good superlative 🙂

      • cmblackwood February 13, 2016 at 6:53 pm

        🙂

      • jwebster2 February 13, 2016 at 7:05 pm

        😉

  11. […] addition to Tallis Steelyard’s blog, you can find Jim and his books on his personal blog here, on Twitter @JimWebster6 and on Amazon UK, Amazon.com and […]

  12. […] addition to Tallis Steelyard’s blog, you can find Jim and his books on his personal blog here, on Twitter @JimWebster6 and on Amazon UK, Amazon.com and […]

    • jwebster2 March 8, 2016 at 7:14 am Reply

      A salutary tale and one that poets everywhere should keep in mind 😉

  13. […] addition to Tallis Steelyard’s blog, you can find Jim and his books on his personal blog here, on Twitter @JimWebster6 and on Amazon UK, Amazon.com and […]

    • jwebster2 March 15, 2016 at 7:01 am Reply

      As you see, Tallis has a life of constant sorrow

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  15. […] you really need to know more about me, there’s always my Amazon page, and of course I have a blog, but it’s not very […]

  16. Terri Webster Schrandt May 18, 2017 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Hi Jim, saw your blog with your name in big letters on Barb Taub’s blog roll. Had to take a look since we have the same last name 🙂

    • jwebster2 May 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm Reply

      And a damned fine name it is as well Terri.
      Apparently it’s an old name for a weaver. So it’s one of the trade names like ‘smith’ 🙂

      • Terri Webster Schrandt May 18, 2017 at 3:41 pm

        I had heard that…that’s what we do, weave words into stories 🙂

      • jwebster2 May 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm

        I once heard a writer described as ‘a reality facilitator.’ We take a ‘reality’ and give it space to happen in 🙂

  17. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes November 26, 2017 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Hi

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking a couple of posts. Hope you come back again soon

    Trina

  18. Chuck May 25, 2018 at 9:05 pm Reply

    Hi Jim,
    Thank you for stopping by my website, I hope you will visit often and give me a few comments. I only started writing a few years ago and look to experienced writers to avoid the pitfalls. I notice a few familiar faces that follow you. I’ll pop in on you now in the future.

    • jwebster2 May 25, 2018 at 9:15 pm Reply

      Hi Chuck
      I saw your comments about your service in Vietnam. It has long struck me that young men can be conscripted and called upon to behave honourably and act courageously in wars started by people who were neither honourable nor courageous. The failings of those who started the war, and the futility or otherwise off the war, does not in anyway lessen the sacrifice of those who fought in it. A good soldier who did his duty is an honourable man, even if history or political whim decides that the war he was involved in wasn’t.

      • Chuck May 25, 2018 at 9:31 pm

        You are correct, yet our history does not always convey that response. I followed my dad who served in the U.S. Air Force for thirty-three years. I tolerated four years. Dad was in WWII, but never saw action, but that doesn’t demean the sacrifice he made. He went way beyond by making the military a career. I stand proud of my service to our country, but you never forget the nightmares you experience in a war. Thank you for your acknowledgment.

  19. […] Sunday morning everyone I am delighted to announce that Jim Webster is Starting another Tallis steelyard Blog Tour […]

  20. […] Hello everyone. I very honoured to be once again to be able to bring you not only a new story but also news of two new books from our own,our very own Jim Webster. […]

  21. […] Get to know a bit about Jim over on his blog here. […]

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