Myron was born in 1952 in Orsett, Essex, England, as the youngest son to Welsh parents, Iris and Bill Edwards. Upon leaving school, he went into the travel industry. He travelled the world, working in travel agencies, as a tour operator, and for airlines for some 30 years. In 1976, Myron began freelance writing for the BBC, radio and television. His credits include The Two Ronnies, Week Endings, and The News Huddlines. In 1980, he joined JWT advertising, as a copywriter, writing his first TV commercial for dog food inside 10 days.
Always artistic and inventive, he created Tubewalking in 1987, a new map concept, to help people get around London easier on foot, which still operates today. In 1990, he married Niki, whose family background is Greek Cypriot. On a family trip to Cyprus and while visiting Aphrodite’s Rock for the first time, the beginnings of his passion to write the story of Mistress of the Rock came to fruition.
Moving his family in 2005 to Cyprus to live, gave him the opportunity to write, as during this time he worked on campaigns for TV and Radio in an advertising agency in Limassol. The first manuscript of the book was completed in 2007. Released by a local publisher, it had a limited audience, but was well received by those who read it. He has now completed the sequel and is working on the third part of the story. Myron has three adult children, two sons and a daughter.
Mistress of the Rock
In the first and second world wars, they called it ‘shellshock’, in modern times the condition was sanitised to PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but whatever you call it, the short word for it is fear! In ‘Mistress of the Rock’ we see first-hand how the effects of war can change a man and what drama it can create for those around him.
History tells us the first Gulf War in 1991 was over in 100 hours, but for Richard Cole who had never seen action up that point, his own private war was raging inside him. Gripped by fear and terror of what might happen to him, he looks for solace and finds it in Cyprus in the mythical figure of the goddess of love, Aphrodite, to whom he prays to for safekeeping. She answers his prayer.
Believing that the war is over for him, he begins to ready himself for the journey home, only to find himself a spectator in one of the most terrifying and gut-wrenching episodes of the conflict. It is here that his nightmares and visions begin. Fear turns to terror as image by image becomes a reality in his mind, and turning for help to the mythical figure, he finds sanctuary.
Twenty years later, he returns to Cyprus with his wife, Julie, for a personal pilgrimage of thanks to the goddess and a vacation for Julie. During a surprise trip with his best friend, Richard Shaw, a former war pilot, the three of them take an unscheduled helicopter ride over the site of Petra Tou Romiou, the birthplace of the goddess. Images that plagued him after the war, begin again. PTSD has no time limit, can return at any time, and any place, with no warning.
It is here that Richard begins to unravel the secrets that have tormented him for so long, especially when he discovers what he believes is the real image of Aphrodite.
Once again, Aphrodite brings him solace but more importantly, she stops his nightmares of war and instead creates a fantasy world where he and she communicate. Is it a symptom of PTSD or just an over-imaginative mind? Either way, the conflict that begins between reality and fantasy spills over into Richard’s real world and soon all that he has, could be gone forever; his wife, his children, and his home, even his mind.
Discover what secret Richard uncovers that takes him towards an uncertain future, where what is real or what is fantasy, collide in a climax of choice.