Sue Rule has been writing since the age of 7 and claims she kept trying to give it up, but it wouldn’t let her.
The Shaihen Heritage series grows out of Sue’s love of history and folklore, and tracks the fictional history of an imagined world which is not unlike our own. One or two little accidents of evolutionary history make all the difference – there are dragons in the mountains, and in every generation of the Shaihen people there is one individual with the gifts of a Magician. The interaction of this powerful individual with the sweep of historical and cultural events makes for a tale full of twists and turns and political intrigue which makes you look at our own historical myths in a new light.
Sue works with other authors to promote independent writers and small publishing houses, which is where she believes the bult of real creative originality resides. Her opinion of the publishing industry is similar to her opinion of the commercial music industry.
Sue’s other creative life is as a songwriter, singer and musician with English folk group, Pig’s Ear (www.pigs-sty.com). Pig’s Ear have been playing together for 21 years, and appear at a number of local festivals as well as a string of engagements at fetes, pubs and folk clubs. They have fans scattered around the world.
Sue is also an organiser of musical events, having staged numerous local concerts.
In her current “day job” , Sue Rule is Director of SMS Ltd., a specialist software management consultancy in which she and her husband, Grant, are majority shareholders. Sue joined BBC Radio straight after “A” levels, and worked for the BBC until the birth of her first daughter. Part-time jobs while raising the family included stable girl, door-to-door deliveries, and administrative support for an outdoor pursuits centre. She also contributed to committees for various community organisations and was at one time a school Parent-Governor.