Mr Tumnal

Everyone has an idea of their ideal family. Not everyone’s become real

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About me

A little bit about T E Shepherd

T E Shepherd is the author of magic realism stories set in our, or closely-related, worlds. His debut novel, The End Of All Worlds, was released in 2012. His second novel, and the first in the Imaginary Friends trilogy, Mr Tumnal, was published in 2014. The second instalment, The Imaginary Wife will be launched in April 2018 at the 4th Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival. Summers In Winter, launched Summer 2015, is a companion piece to the Imaginary Friends series, and available for free by signing up to his newsletter. You can find out about upcoming releases by following on Twitter, liking on Facebook, or by joining the mailing list.

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  The Imaginary Wife

The Imaginary Wife

How would you feel if you discovered you were the imaginary creation of your best friend?

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • When I first started my #bookloversguidetobookshops project it seemed like such a good idea… . It still is a very good idea, but boy is it a lot of work! #bookshopsofinstagram #illustration #amillustrating @madhatterbookshop

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • When I first started my #bookloversguidetobookshops project it seemed like such a good idea… . It still is a very good idea, but boy is it a lot of work! #bookshopsofinstagram #illustration #amillustrating…

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Not a bad effort for an evening’s #amwriting. It’s early days but I have a funny feeling that #ForgottenFriends might be my best novel yet… . #ImaginaryFriends #MrTumnal #MrTumnal3

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Moved to my new office today with my greenhouse of plants, adjustable height desk, mini wall of the weird, and miniature ottoman chairs that @nickyanderton710 made. Back to open plan office after 9 years. Not since I left the lexicographer’s “morgue”… #changeisgood

Moved to my new office today with my greenhouse of plants, adjustable height desk, mini wall of the weird, and miniature ottoman chairs that @nickyanderton710 made. Back to open plan office after 9 years. Not since I left the lexicographer’s…

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“Was she ready? Chloë frowned and shook her head. Definitely not, but this was something that she had to do…” . Sometimes I surprise myself at what I write! 😀✒ #amwriting #ForgottenFriends #ImaginaryFriends #MrTumnal3

“Was she ready? Chloë frowned and shook her head. Definitely not, but this was something that she had to do…” . Sometimes I surprise myself at what I write! 😀✒ #amwriting #ForgottenFriends #ImaginaryFriends #MrTumnal3

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That time when what you really want to do is get stuck into your new book but you have to finish the one you’re reading first… #amreading #PredatorsGold #pagesandco @acaseforbooks

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As an #IndieAuthor I strongly believe it’s important to support #IndieBooksellers and there is no better way to do it than on #bookshopday. So I headed out to @booksandink where you can now find the first two books in my #ImaginaryFriends series and greetings cards of the shop from my #bookloversguidetobookshops in stock. #loveyourlocal

As an #IndieAuthor I strongly believe it’s important to support #IndieBooksellers and there is no better way to do it than on #bookshopday. So I headed out to @booksandink where you can now find the first two books in my…

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