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I’ve entered both the work-in-progress Indigo Mosaic and the previously published Melody’s Unicorn for this year’s Page Turner Awards. It would be very generous of you to follow these links and vote for me; you could even add supportive comments if you wished. You have to log on to the […]

Page Turner Awards


  Welcome to the site if you haven’t visited before! There are several new developments here: The opening of a new novel for adults, Indigo Mosaic. It’s a work in progress, and I’d love to hear what you think. The opening of Melody’s Dragon, the forthcoming sequel to Melody’s Unicorn, […]

New developments


Now that it’s 2020, I’m happy to be able to post my short story, 2020: Perfect Vision. This short story was the runner-up in the 2018 Folkestone Writers competition, and was first published in The Folkestone 2019 Anthology. http://rnswan.com/2020-perfect-vision/

2020: Perfect Vision







With precisely one month until publication date, there’s still plenty of time for you to pre-order your copies from Amazon or Waterstones. https://www.waterstones.com/book/melodys-unicorn/richard-swan/9781785357251 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Melodys-Unicorn-Story-Here-There/dp/1785357255/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524665612&sr=8-1&keywords=richard+swan&dpID=51Lv85zbWXL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

One month to go!


My talk about writing, ‘Why write? Why read?’, has now been developed into an article which will be published later this year in a new journal, An Inkling. The article abstract is now available on the journal’s website. https://www.aninkling-journal.com/wr-by-rs  

Article: ‘Why write? Why read?’




First review! Although publication is still two months away, it’s nice to have something on the board. http://www.jadeannahughes.com/book-reviews/2018/3/13/melodys-unicorn-richard-swan      

First Review