Stephen is a writer of dark, yet enlightening, fiction exploring folklore, nature, and the nature of man.
He has authored the novel 'Forgotten Things' (available on Kindle, paperback and audiobook : http://www.circleofspears.com/ )
And the short story collection 'Unforgotten Tales' (available on Kindle and in paperback)
He is currently writing his second novel.
Born in Hertfordshire, England, he had a hard time adjusting and finding his place in the world. His sensitive and artistic nature outcast him somewhat, and his mental health suffered throughout those teenage and young adult years.
But having tasted the earth from the depths of his soul, he has grown anew and stretched his branches towards the sun, with roots firm and strong in their darkness...
Ultimately, it was a journey and writing has always accompanied him along the way.
Now more positive, older, and wiser having passed that grand age of 40, he writes with a potent message which comes from a deep love of the natural world.
To write, and to breathe the words of nature is the place where Stephen belongs, doing something he truly loves.
The faeries and spirits of the woods have always asked to be heard, and Stephen has offered to be their voice.
His first release was 'Unforgotten Tales' a collection of thirteen short folktale style stories, modern fables and fairy tales, written in a method now often forgotten. Intentionally allegorical, darkly twisting while yet enlightening and inspirational.
This release was a prelude to Mullaney-Westwood's forthcoming novel 'Forgotten Things'; a spiritual coming of age tale set in the Cornish countryside during the mid 1980s. Delving deeply into Cornwall's rich and dark faery lore; it is a novel of nature in contrast; sinister, beautiful, wise and innocent. With an otherworldly twist it explores the importance of influences; of growing up, whilst still looking backwards.
The tale which unfolds is seen through the eyes of one man recounting the memories and adventures of his childhood. In a similar way to a classic ghost story the 'horror' is subtle and unnerving, while the 'fantasy' is simply a glimpse into another reality.
The little people are our antagonists, presented in their true form; ancient beings which transpose boundaries- taken seriously and sitting in mysterious juxtaposition with the secular world.
Fairy tales are one thing...faeries, are another.
You can also find stephen on youtube and Facebook
the audiobook of 'Forgotten Things' is available from http://www.circleofspears.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html