A Muse Called Ben

Many of you who have read a few of my works, will notice the use of the name Ben in most of them. So this post is explaining who this Ben is.

I am very lucky to have many people around that inspire me, but one does more than others and that is my best friend Ben. We met over ten years ago when we worked together and since then he’s done nothing, but push me towards success. Life has taken us in very different directions and we rarely see each other. He’s an astrophysicist and I’m the writer. Two very different outlooks, but still close. When we do see each I always feel inspired to push myself harder.

He makes me feel like I can achieve anything and for that I am grateful. There is not many who can make you feel that good about yourself and he does. So, that is why I call him my muse and as a thank you, I call a character after him, although I’m not sure he appreciates the characters I’ve so far chose. He’s usually an old man.

So there you go. That’s the reason for the over use of the name Ben and who he is to me. My muse on earth.


About deborahcfoulkes

I was born and bred in the Yorkshire market town of Selby, which is lucky enough to have an historic abbey church at its centre, also being a 30 minute car drive to famous York, I use every bit of that history to create new worlds. My degree is in History and English Lit, but my leaning is towards history. I have a fascination with the Tudors and I’ve been told by a University tutor, I have an unhealthy liking for Henry VIII. That said my area of expertise study wise is Matthew Hopkins and the so called witches of the 1600’s. Books have been a part of my life as far back as I can remember and I count Stephen King, James Herbert and the Brothers Grimms as my literary heroes. I have a fondness for the macabre and a weakness for the antagonist of any story. By day, I work in a public library and by night or days off, I am hitting the keys of my lovely blue laptop

Posted on January 31, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: