Introducing: Greg Forrester


Greg Forrester is an author of fantastic magical realism short stories. Born and raised in County Durham, Greg initially dreamed of becoming a teacher. After changing his mind, Greg received a BA degree in Creative Writing from the University of Sunderland, and a masters degree from Newcastle University.

Greg’s first writing attempt happened in secondary school when he produced four chapters of a ‘clear Lord of the Rings rip-off’. Since then, his writing has been greatly influenced by his favourite books – One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, Skellig by David Almond, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind. Greg says that he builds the magical realism stories from his own experiences of how he sees the world.

Two of Greg’s stories, Candlelight and The Blue Rose, are available to read on our website.

Greg currently lives in the North East of England. To learn more about Greg’s writing visit his blog.