I only ever read fantasy and science fiction as a kid. Why? That was my father’s fault, I suppose. I read his chewed up books by Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, and although I love the classics and have read my fair share – I always come back to fantasy.

It was later in life that I read Lord of the Rings. I loved it but I was left wondering about immortality, about what it would be like to live so long. Ok yes, I mean it would be great, but specifically, would such beings really be so angelic? So cold and dispassionate? Flighty and unconcerned with the trials of others as not only the book but the films portray? I beg to differ.

That was how I first came up with the idea of The Silvan. I wanted to read a story about real elves, about how they live, suffer and die. How they would think, what social structure they would have, what political regime they would have. The quickest way to find that story – was to write it.

The Silvan is a series that deals with the life and times of Fel’annár, Green Sun. A Young Adult story in the epic / military fantasy genre. I say Young Adult but the truth is, I find I have readers of all ages and as for me, well I am not exactly a young adult.

When I’m not writing, you can find me in the kitchen, in the garden, or aping around with my dogs. I also ape around on social media and I’d love to see you there, but please feel free to contact me by mail too, or maybe on Goodreads. I love connecting with readers.

Best wishes.


How you can contact me.

Email me at rklanderwrites@gmail.com


  1. Absolutely loved this book !!
    Sorry to hear about the ups and downs in the last three months.
    Thank you for an epic tale filled with magical and mythic might of the elven realm.

    Well Done!!

    • I am delighted you enjoyed it Brian. There is an updated version coming out in a few days which I would love to send you. Apart from fixing a few typos, chapter one is a complete rewrite. Book two will hopefully not be long coming. If you would like a complementary copy of this new edition, please let me know where you would like me to send it.
      Kind regards.

      • Awesome ! I’ve read this twice now, and just before the new book comes out I’ll re-read it again to find new tid bits I missed. When your close to a release date, please let me know. I would love to buy this new edition from you. Will you eventually do a book signing, or can I request a specially signed edition. Anyway thank you so much for the reply, very cool !!

  2. I see that you signed up, so as soon as the new edition is up, I will definitely let you know. The cover will also be changing although that won’t happen till around xmas.
    I really look forward to hearing your feedback on it.
    As for a signed copy, I would be very happy to oblige, although might I suggest you wait for the new cover?

  3. I have been waiting on some other new authors to release their next books in their series and I went looking for something to read and found your books. I like them so much that I finished both books in about three days. Can’t wait for the next book in the series, because you have told a very rich and enthralling tale about the elves. Like Brian above, I would love to get signed copies of your books when the third book comes out.

    • That’s wonderful Lee, I’m really pleased you enjoyed the books. There are still two to go in this first series, and then another little project, well just an embryo right now really. I’m glad you’re on board and following my blog and I look forward to your comments on future news related to The Silvan.

      • That is great that there are two more books. You are now on my list of can’t wait for the next book. I rarely buy printed versions anymore to go into my collection, but your books will go on to my book shelves with my other favorite authors.

      • Oh, I wonder if you’ll take a pic. I’ve never seen my books on other people’s bookshelves. Oh that would be wonderful 😬😬

  4. Is this your first work? I’m amazed if so….the book is astounding, polished, flowed perfectly. I’m devastated I’ll have to wait for The Silvan 3, but this is one of the few books I will reread over and again. Thanks, your talent has brought me many happy hours, it’s not often a woman writes with such a warrior’s heart as yours.

    • Well you just made my entire weekend! Seriously, thank you for the words of encouragement. I can’t wait for you to tell me what you think of book three, so I hope you’ll stick around for the updates I post here, on Facebook and to my email followers. The weekend awaits, and draft one of Dawn of a Legend is staring back at me …

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