Behind the Book: Mystical Greenwood by Andrew McDowell

Author Ally Aldridge

What inspired you to write Mystical Greenwood?


I originally set out to write a horror story, but as I was writing it I realized the story elements were leaning towards fantasy, so I went with it. I didn’t initially intend for the overarching theme to be about Nature and its sacred value, but as I did research on magic and fantasy, I recognized my interest in natural magic and mythical creatures, which I think was rooted in a childhood passion for learning about wild animals.


Can you name any similar books to Mystical Greenwood?


That is difficult for me to say. My research consisted mainly of reading books about myths, magic, and Nature-based spirituality rather than works of fiction. However one reviewer not long ago said fans of author Christopher Paolini would love Mystical Greenwood, so perhaps The Inheritance Cycle. It’s also a story of a fellowship travelling together, so…

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jay Bleu says:

    That author sounds familiar!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Jay Bleu says:

        oh, there he is!

        Liked by 1 person

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