Luke McEwen is the author of two collections of short stories, two novels and a collection of poetry. He writes about love in relationships, be that father and son, brother and sister, girlfriend and boyfriend, cat and owner. ‘Relationships are fascinating: why we choose who we do, why some relationships are blessed with harmony, others loveless and dull. How some couples support and nurture one another, how others tear each other apart. We’re all different and there are infinite ways to how we relate.’
His latest novel, The Angel of Eddystone, could be described as fitting the psychological literary genre, with one reviewer having this to say about it: “With his characteristic sensuality, honesty and sense of humour, once more, the author invites us to challenge our thinking and perception. The Angel of Eddystone is a witty, honest, poetic journey through life and relationships. It is an incisive reminder to always live your truth. Each page is a surprise, a challenge, a joy, a poem.”
Luke was born in 1964 in Chichester, West Sussex. He spent some of his childhood years in the USA and in Brussels. Later, he studied human behaviour in the form of a degree in Politics and Sociology at the University of East Anglia, which sparked his interest in the diversity of human interaction. Having lived overseas and with his thirst for travel, he’s explored many opportunities to interact and understand different cultures.
He has a deep interest in the study of practical philosophy and has been a student of The School of Philosophy and Economic Science for several years. “Practical philosophy is a way of drawing on the wisdom of ancient and contemporary philosophers to find ways of adapting one’s outlook and habits to bring greater harmony and contentment to one’s life. This is in contrast to the arguably dry philosophies typically taught in the academic world.”
With it’s freedom of expression and opportunity to explore the imagination, writing is Luke’s chief creative joy. When not writing, you might find him painting, making ceramics, playing his saxophone, touring on his motorbike or pounding around the tennis court. His philosophy on life is to practice the art of balance and contentment while engaging in the all the joys that life brings.
Luke is currently working on a political thriller set in the time of COVID. Spiderweb Sky will be available early in 2021.