Into the Sea of Qi is Mark Popplewell's first novel. It was written over a 3 year period in the quiet times between treating patients with acupuncture.
Born in 1957; he began a training in martial arts while still at school (it was some school) and became interested in the Chinese arts of kung fu and tai chi, and especially Taoism, in his early twenties. After a (all too long) spell as 'head of escape committee' employed in a building society - and a five year stint running his own organic food shop (sadly ahead of its time) - he undertook a 7 year training in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. At last he had found his true vocation and the perfect complement to his successful tai chi classes.
Follow Mark's blog: Beyond the world of dust... the musings of a Taoist from Dewsbury
A sequel - the current working title is of course Return to the Sea of Qi.
Daoyin: breathing and stretching exercises guided by the mind.
Juliette and the Cat. A children's story by Kate Foster.
Mark can be contacted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or via his Facebook page, see below.