Throughout the thoughts of one in all Tauranga’s senior managers is a world past our personal.
Science fiction, superior know-how, futuristic ideas and martial arts set the scene for imaginative story-telling.
I first met Darren Leggatt whereas he was organising the Distinguished Gents’s Experience – DGR – elevating funds and consciousness for males’s psychological well being. He’s additionally a supervisor for an area firm working with a high staff concerned in infrastructure and logistics.
His deep dive into sci-fi is an thrilling development for somebody who loves martial arts, together with Muay Thai and Ninjutsu with a heavy affect of Kendo. The attention-grabbing steadiness of self-discipline and creativity has discovered its expression in Darren’s fantasy and discombobulated world of motion and intrigue.
The primary in his Wildcry sequence is titled ‘Prophecy’ and is ready a whole bunch of hundreds of years into the long run. A distinct world from what we all know, with solely 15 cities throughout the globe, it’s ruled by ladies and household clans. Males have misplaced their pre-eminent place by way of wars which practically worn out the human race and have regularly descended right into a extra subservient function as a powerful matriarchal society emerges.
The central character, Hunter Valez, is conflicted as he grapples with excessive nervousness and panic assaults, turning into beset and overwhelmed by unusual experiences. Are they linked to the brand new illness rocking his metropolis? Or is he going loopy on account of his personal recognized abnormalities?
The Wildcry sequence has taken Darren round 9 years to put in writing, with the unique stretching to just about 1000 pages.
“I had a begin and an finish for the sequence, however wanted to put in writing up the center. It was extra barebones than sequence born, therefore a delay within the following books,” says Darren.
He began writing as a baby.
“I keep in mind laying on my grandparent’s ground or at residence with my mum and writing very primary tales from a really younger age, then wrote a number of different books through the years, none revealed although.”
Throughout his profession, he has written a self-help weblog, born from the need to assist folks. This flowed on into the DGR occasions, delving deeper into how folks tick, whereas using bikes dressed as dapper gents.
‘Prophecy’ will enchantment for a lot of causes. Darren’s inspiration comes primarily from his expertise of martial arts.
“And I’ve typically felt just a little within the center with each japanese and western considering, having been fortunate – and unfortunate – to have been uncovered to each in my life.
“With all of the martial arts I’ve performed, there does appear to return a stage whereby you attain a sure degree of proficiency and there turns into a necessity for steadiness. A couple of senior and skilled martial artists I’ve identified have typically turned to inventive retailers as a steadiness to all of the self-discipline we’ve adopted.
“Some write songs or poetry, others paint, mine appears to be writing books.’’
The primary writing problem Darren skilled was time, ready till after his youngsters had gone to mattress, the canine had been walked, and the family chores performed.
“My splendidly supportive spouse Andrea and children have all been nice serving to out and being encouraging.”
‘Prophecy’ is out there on Amazon. Darren is engaged on the second e book within the sequence.
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