My name’s Edward O’Toole and I was born in the English city of Chester. I studied at Isaac Newton’s old school, the King’s School, Grantham. Later, I read Cultural Studies at Norwich School of Art and Design and, later still, Religious Studies at Nation University.
I’ve travelled, and lived, in many different countries, but have called Slovakia “home” for the last 17 years. I live there with my wife, three children and Jack Russell.
My main interests are writing, art, traditional living skills, adventure and the unknown. Every book I write is a personal progression. In 2012 I appeared on National Geographic’s Preppers UK: Surviving Armageddon.
I split my time between living in the modern world and in a remote Ruthenian village, not far from Andy Warhol’s, where I try to live whilst incorporating traditional and primitive skills.
Out there in the bush, I am surrounded by the history and legends of the Carpathians, as well as the many beasts which roam the forests.
My books, paintings, and articles may be viewed at www.edwardotoole.com
My last book, the Tao of Prepping, may be downloaded for free in PDF format from HERE. The best book of mine to read is Zen Gnosis.
Two things are essential for personal growth – knowing what’s around you and knowing yourself