Stuart Wakefield

Stuart Wakefield is the Kindle #1 Bestselling author of Body of Water, the first novel in his Orcadian Trilogy. Body of Water was 1 of 10 books long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize for a first book exploring the LGBT experience.

Wakefield is an IT specialist in London with a number of published novellas and short stories. I worked with Wakefield to develop a scene-by-scene plot for the second novel in his Orcadian Trilogy, Memory of Water. I look forward to working with him on the final novel, Spirit of Water.

Body of Water: “Fear the water.”

Leven has never forgotten his mother’s terrible warning. So how can he explain his strange attraction to water, his powerful sensitivity to it, his extraordinary ability to swim as though possessed? Water is Leven’s natural element.

And it’s water that takes the one he loves and destroys everything he’s ever called his own.

Set on the Orkney Islands in the mysterious realm of Selkie mythology, Leven’s story of lost identity, lost love, and the search for redemption leads him from London to a terrifying meeting with the dark and volatile man who will change his heart forever.

Something in the water is coming for Leven.

But can a man born of chaos ever calm the storm?

Memory of Water: Despondent and suicidal over the disappearance of his beloved Leven, Shaun goes straight from medical observation to the River Thames, where he wades into the freezing water intent upon ending it all.

Instead, Shaun finds himself rescuing the mysterious floating body of a man in strange armor. And he learns that Leven is not dead, hope is not lost, love is not over. . .and the world of London is not the world he thought it was at all.

Shaun and his sister Beth struggle to save the life of this man so like Leven as to be identical, although he has no memory of Shaun or anything that’s happened to him.

When their struggle becomes one of escaping their own violent past, it is Beth’s wild, uncontrollable art that brings to them the clues Shaun needs to piece together where Leven has been, what happened to him there, and who’s coming for him. Now only a fine thread of precognition hangs between London and oceanic apocalypse.

Before it’s too late, Shaun must recover this man’s memory—

The memory of water.

Wakefield says:

“Victoria, I bow to you. I really do. You are awesome sauce and a bag of chips.”

Wakefield speaks on video about our work together.