I’ve always had a fascination with angels since I was a young boy. This, mixed with a wild imagination and the ability to be able to write stories, has led me on a journey of many adventures to far away places and exotic lands inside my mind. I’ve used this over the years to escape to a place beyond reality and take a break from the real world I’m a part of. I enjoyed writing stories throughout school and discovered through my teachers that I could write a story quite well. Although I have gravitated towards the visual arts more so throughout my life, mainly painting with oils and the odd charcoal drawing, in the back of my mind I have always had the idea of someday writing a book.
Acting has played a part in my life also, and I have had the great pleasure of being able to take part in a few short films over the years which I have absolutely enjoyed.
This is my first actual book I have seriously pursued and it has been an awesome journey. To finally see something that I have imagined in my mind on paper, and also allows others to be able to share in, is a pleasure beyond words and I am forever grateful to be given the opportunity to share a piece of my imagination with others.
Certain characters in this book are loosely based on people I have met over the years who have stuck in my mind. In regards to our main male character, Gabriel, who also happens to be an angel, he’s a character I’ve thought about for many years and one I’ve contemplated being a central character who I have wanted to base a story around for quite some time, but wanted to make the story an appropriate one. Then along came Emily and I began to think, ‘What if an angel fell in love with a human?’ ‘How could that even work?’ And so began the thought process that eventually led me to this story of forbidden love and unexplored possibilities.
As this is a work of fiction, I have been able to use certain freedoms with my storytelling and hope it allows whoever reads this the opportunity to forget about reality, even for a little while, and delve into a world of fantasy.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for taking a moment out of your life to jump head first into a realm of romance, adventure, and the supernatural. I hope it has allowed you to take a break from the real world and to take a much needed breath, that we all need sometimes so we can carry on with our everyday lives.
B. J. Whillas lives in a little country town on the southern coast of Australia. He enjoys writing, painting and acting, and hopes to be able to travel around the world one day.