Author blog of William A. Young; journeys through the mythology of the northern fringes of Europe
The Feral Words site started off as a place to tell travel stories; then, after I had picked up enough of them to create a book, it turned into a place for promoting that. The stories have kept on coming, though, and they’ve taken over from the book once more. Now, this site is swiftly turning into the record of a rather wonderful exploration of the Celtic countries, and of a project to put together another book on the legends of some of their lesser-known places.
A little bit about myself… I spend a lot of time in a tent, once studied anthropology, and now work in publishing in the beautiful city of Edinburgh – a city whose beauty I sorely neglect by chasing off to other places with great regularity! I have an intense fascination with the diversity of the world we live in, its people, its stories and its dreams. The portion that is mine, this foggy Celtic fringe of the European continent, is one that I love with a passion; some other favourites are the Himalayas of India and the Scandinavian Arctic. I’ve seen a lot of snow, along the way!
I hope you enjoy the writing on here; I hope it helps to showcase some wonderful corners of the world, and to inspire some adventures of your own. I’d be very pleased, needless to say, were you to buy my book; it all helps to fund future adventures. If you have any questions about any of the places or ideas discussed on here, just get in touch; I like very much to speak with like-minded people, and it would be a pleasure to meet you, somewhere down the road.
William Young 2/1/2016