Robin John Morgan.
Born in cheadle, cheshire in 1964,
Robin has spent the largest part of his life working in Horticulture, the later part of it as self employed where he ran a small market garden shop. When the council published plans in 2006 to demolish the area to ironicly build a garden/civic area, Robin and the fellow traders fought the council’s decision with high support from the locals.
The ensuing campaign became exhautsive and expensive, and as with all things local council, the councillors got their own way, and on December 22nd 2007, Robin found himself out on the street, penniless and feeling somewhat glum.
2007 was a bad year, and as a result Robin’s health suffered. With sales falling his day, which was usually dawn till dusk as he grew all of his plants, reduced. Suddenly Robin had all of his evenings free, and it was at that time he began to look for something to take his mind away from the hell his day to day life had become on the market.
Heirs to the Kingdom, was a story started somewhere around 1988-90. It all began as a tale told to his daughter, who having heard the stories of Ivanhoe, King Arthur and Robin Hood questioned what happened next. Each time the tale was told it grew a little longer and the characters became a little fuller, to keep track of his story he began to make notes. When April 2007 came along his notes were in several boxes.
Long after his daughter had stopped asking for the story, Robin continued to work on the notes, so by the time the boxes were dragged down off the shelf, a whole medieval history and Celtic background had been penciled in and brought up to the present date. It took over three months to get the notes into any sort of sensible order, and it was aparant then that the story would stretch across more than one book.
Work began on book one each evening after Robin came home from the fight and the shop. He would sit alone in the house trying to focus his mind as he put the notes into what was to become the first chapters, and soon he was finishing off for the night by loading them onto floppy disks, and saving them to work on again during the day on his small PC under his shop till.
When the first draft was finished in mid 2007, rather than stop and edit the book, he opened a new file and carried on writing, so by the time leaving the shop came, a rough draft of books one and two were complete. Christmas 2007 passed in front of the desk, Robin was exhausted and ill from the worry and stress of the year, so by New Year he had decided to take a month off to recover and sleep.
From that moment onwards The Heirs to the kingdom became a full time project. It has not been easy, but doing small gardening jobs has just about given him enough to survive on. The time since then has been spent writing the series as he began again with book one and wrote a fully updated and more polished transcript, today that copy is available for sale as The Bowman of Loxley, and he is now polishing up the rest of the series of books for publication.