Sunday, 8 April 2018

My new middle grade medieval fantasy adventure is available NOW at the Amazon Kindle store for the crazy price of $US 2.99. $US2.99? I MUST be crazy. What's that you say? Oh, what's the book's title. Okay, new line, I think:

The Miraculous Destiny of Edward Cooper

This is the story of a novice monk called Edward Cooper who is entrusted with the Miracle Box by a dying grand wizard. The book is set in England in the 15th century during The Plague. Edward finds the Miracle Box pretty pretty handy for curing sufferers of the Great Death. But the situation gets decidedly sticky when the local warlord Fenwick hears about Edward's deeds. You see, the Miracle Box can do no end of good, but in the wrong hands it can do a whole lot of bad.

Here's the link to check out the Kindle edition of this book.

IF you buy the book, I hope you enjoy it. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 10 December 2012

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

This is a global 'survey' of authors that gives readers the opportunity to see what their favourite authors - - or soon-to-be favourite author's - - new book will be about.  I have a couple of manuscripts 'under consideration' at publishers at the moment.  The manuscript I'll discuss here is called 'Quicksilver'.

1) What is the [working] title of your next book?

2) Where did the idea come from for the book?
     I got the idea for this story a looong time ago.  It was the old 'what if' question.  I asked myself,  what if a kind-hearted innocent boy was given a 'machine' that could perform miracles?

3) What genre does your book fall under?
     Children's Fantasy

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
     Edward: A not-too-cute unknown child star   Windshood: Ian McKellen    Lord Fenwick: Tim Roth   Sally:  Miranda Richardson

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
    Edward, a young novice monk must protect the Miracle Box and its secrets from a warlord, bent on using it for evil.

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
    I have high hopes Quicksilver will be published commercially.

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
    First draft approximately 12 months.  Then another 12 months rewriting/editing.

8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
    Skullduggery Pleasant series,  The Rangers Apprentice series by John Flanagan.

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
    The excitement of finding out what would happen to Edward and his friends.  I got so caught up in the story, as a reader, I was urging myself to write the story - - faster!!!!

10) What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
    Quicksilver is set during the Great Death in England in the 14th centuryIt explores the worlds of monks and wizards; noble men and bloodthirsty rulers.  Edward's adventures protecting - - and then reclaiming - - The Miracle Box are fast paced and exciting.  And sometimes funny.