Beneath A Thousand Skies is a blog about books, nerdery and Dungeons & Dragons.

The Blogger – aka Me

Greetings! I’m Rowena, a thirty+ (not sure when that happened) year old geography graduate, who has just finished a postgraduate diploma in Coastal and Maritime Societies and Cultures. I also happen to be dyslexic, so if you encounter some jumbled letters, please know I do my best to proof read everything, multiple times, and often add mistakes on those later passes. I love anime, dungeons & dragons and video games, and the rest of the time I can be found curled up with the cat, dog and a good book while hiding away from the Scottish weather.

I decided that I wanted to do more with my love for books, inspired by getting more involved with bookish events in 2019 – hence this blog where I will review, ramble about and share the books I’m reading and want to read, and probably partake in some reading challenges too.

My favourite book genres to read include (although I will give most genres a read):

  • Fantasy (especially Epic, Dark and Grimdark)
  • Sci-fi
  • LGBTQIA (in all genres)
  • Thriller/Adventure
  • Crime
  • YA

Some of my favourite authors include: Tamora Pierce, J.R.R. Tolkein, Anne McCaffrey, Anna Stephens and Clive Cussler.

 The Writer

   When I am not reading, or rolling dice against fantasy creatures, I can generally be found hunched over my laptop or scribbling in a notebook – working on at least one of the too many ideas rattling around my head. I enjoy Nanowrimo, and have won it four times now. I am currently working on a fantasy novella – cursing the editing at the moment – in the hopes of having it ready for self-publication in the near future.

The Blog

    The blog is titled Beneath a Thousand Skies in reference to the idea that ‘a reader lives a thousand lives’ (G.R.R. Martin), and the fact that I read a lot of fantasy of sci-fi which occur beneath very different skies that the usually grey Scottish sky.

Please, always feel free to chat to me either here or on twitter if you would like to get to know me better.