Welcome to my page. I am Toby Lowther. I am aged 13.
Foremost among my various interests is my interest in writing books and novels. I have sadly only published one work, "A Tale of Grim", which is of minimal quality but quite a good, light-weight book and enjoyable to read. It is available at this link (click here). As for future releases, I am currently working on a story I may send on to publishing. However, I can as of yet give no definite date for this.
Among my other interests is computer game design. With little personally experience in the field I have yet to make a game well worth professional production. However, I have made a number of games I am proud of, and so I have produced a free games distribution site for the release of games me, my relations and my acquaintances have produced. The majority of these games are required to be original, and all are required to have been designed by the person submitting the game. This site can be found at the following link (go to TSL Games now!). If you wish to contribute to the site, please contact me by E-mail (see contact details below) or on the "Contact Us" page of TSL Games (click here for Contact Us Page).
Another of my interest falls in independent movie production. I have released over YouTube one movie me and my friends have produced (click here to watch), however I have acquired much more advanced movie editing software since then and have intentions of producing a better movie soon.
I have a number of sports I enjoy and participate in. These include Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery, Fencing, Horse-Riding, Biking (on road/cycle routes mostly), Walking/Hiking, Wind Surfing, Sailing and Swimming.
I am very much interested in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, especially those within Middle Earth (I have read The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales and I am currently reading Children of Húrin. If you would recommend any others, please contact me). Other authors that inspire me include Ursula Le Guin (author of the Earthsea Quartet), Anthony Horowitz (namely his The Power of Five series and his Artemis Fowl series), and to a certain extent Christopher Paolini (his Inheritance Cycle series) and Terry Brooks (his Original Shannara Trilogy) - though I do prefer the traditional British style to the more recent American style of the High Fantasy genre.
My personal tastes in History are; "The further back you go in the history of Mankind, the more interesting it is." Thus my favourite historical periods are the periods of the Stone Age (Neolithic, Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, etc) with me considering anything more recent than the Tudors (except in a few cases) extraordinarily dull.
Now for a selection of pictures to further establish my current appearance and character.
Above, me on Dartmoor. Below... not sure were, but it's a cool photo.
Above, a Roman grass Amphitheatre we went to. Below, a Roman stone amphitheatre we went to.
Above, me at a river in France. Below, a Neolithic (I think) tomb we found.
That about raps it up then.
You can also reach me via the "Contact Us" page on TSL Games (link)