Second in our series ‘My Fantasy World’ writer and workshop organiser extraordinaire Alex Davis give us some insight into what inspired him to get involved with Fantasy.
I found myself really geeking out recently.
I was attending Watford’s annual Gamesfest event, and a special guest was announced late in the day – Steve Jackson, creator of (among other things) the Fighting Fantasy novels. I’ve met a fair few notable writers in my travels and my work, but I don’t think I’ve felt quite as excited as I did for this signing. At the event, I held in my shaky hands a copy of The Citadel of Chaos which Steve graciously signed. We chatted briefly about some of the reaction to the Fighting Fantasy books, from the positive acclaim to people stating that they were ‘works of the devil’. That signed book still has pride of place on my bookshelf, alongside a decent number of other (unfortunately unsigned) Fighting Fantasy books. Continue reading