Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Helping Help For Heroes
The Avebury to Stonehenge Hero Walk
"Stonehenge!! Where the demons dwell
 Where the banshees live and they do live well!"
- Spinal Tap

So after my various  long-distance  walks around the UK, undertaken for no better purpose than to amuse myself, I'm now doing my first sponsored walk for charity: the Help for Heroes Hero Walk - Avebury to Stonehenge.

I normally really, really hate asking people for money. But, on the other hand, I really like Help for Heroes. They provide support to members of the British Armed Forces who have been wounded in service – including building recovery centres, providing housing and meals for visiting relatives, and supporting PTSD counselling.

And I'm pleased to be doing something slightly useful for once, in a good cause – and in emulation of people I know like Tim and Mandy who routinely raise money for charity by undertaking challenging activities of this sort. (*)

If you'd like to kick in a few bucks or a couple of bob to help me reach my modest fund-raising goal for this very worthy organisation, or just more info, my sponsorship site is at:

There are also details on the walk itself here.

Many thanks for your support, in all forms.

(Here's a really great BBC video about the making of the song by the Rifles regiment as a tribute to their fallen.)

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close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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