John K Miles' work as a writer has organically evolved from long form music composition where he has routinely created narrative, libretto and lyrics as part of the process. Please see below for current projects:
The Spinning Wheel
is the first novel in a Fantasy trilogy for young adults (upwards).
'The first instalment of an epic adventure set across three divergent parallel worlds, linked by the hidden subconscious realm of The Unseen. Technology is at odds with the natural world, as a deposed witch queen and her gifted orphan daughters strive against demonic forces, on their perilous journey towards being reunited and reclaiming their rightful place in the universe. The stakes are high, but as the story unfolds it becomes clear they are part of a deeper struggle between good and evil that has implications for the future of all humanity.’
River and Ash - Play a Mighty Groove
is a 2020/21 Radar Commission to re-imagine the Orpheus in the Underworld myth for 8-12 year olds. The story is told in a mixture of prose and verse and focusses on the themes of friendship and the power of music.
The narrative is designed to work across multiple platforms: picture book, audio book, animation and live performance.
A 2 Degrees West podcast production about the project is due to be released by the commissioners in early 2021.