In conversation with Amy Raphael
I feel extremely privileged today to hold in my hands the latest biography about the life of Oscar winning filmmaker and storyteller, Danny Boyle – who is a fellow northern lad, to boot.
There’s good reason for this too.
Around April time I received an email, from someone called Amy Raphael, pertaining to a request for permission to use the quotation I penned for the dedication page used in the first volume of Worlds End.
As always with these kinds of things I had to ascertain if this was a windup or spam or the real deal. Happily it was the latter and I agreed to have the permission granted.
Now, in late summer as we look towards the twilight of 2013, I hold the book with the quotation resplendent in its position, proudly displayed at the front of the book, at the beginning of the 2013 Foreword.
Like the book from which it is taken it reads:
“This is for everyone who has ever looked at the stars, or gazed from atop a hill, or across the sea and wondered,,,”
Tim Perkins, Worlds End: The Riders on the Storm
I cannot tell you how proud I am at the moment that a fellow writer thought enough of my words to seek to use it in her own book, about a much-respected fellow storyteller, in the first place – but I am so happy she did.
Is it serendipity that it all took place on the birthday of my biggest storytelling influence, Jack Kirby or simply fate?
Whatever, it leaves me with a huge beaming grin this evening, as I prepare to start to read the book itself,
I would just like to say a huge Thank You to Amy for thinking the words were worthy of a quotation.
This evening, I’m off to make a brew and a little supper and then plan on settling down for a read…
Until next time, have fun!
Tim Perkins…August 29th 2013