Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Virtual Book Fair

Thanks for visiting my booth. I am the author of Tom's Inheritance, a YA fantasy adventure that finds Tom on the search for King Arthur. This book is the first in a trilogy.
I've always loved the King Arthur stories, they are a rich store of British folklore and myth, and underpin our sense of national identity. I also love the magic and mystery that these stories invoke. There are witches, wizards, faeries and dragons, and I decided I wanted to explore what Arthur would do in the Otherworld rather than in Britain. I also wanted to investigate the stories through the eyes of a contemporary teenager who finds himself in a world of myth and magic. Some of the old characters are in the story, as well as lots of new ones.

Summary: When Tom accidentally crosses to the Otherworld in search of his missing grandfather, he meets the mysterious woman who has been appearing in his dreams - Vivian, the Lady of the Lake. She tells him he must travel to Avalon and wake King Arthur from his enchanted sleep. Something dark is stalking the old forest and Vivian needs Arthur's help.
The journey is filled with danger, magic, powerful allies, and an ancient enemy. Tom's life may never be the same again.
A magical tale for older children and all lovers of Arthurian legend.

Buy the book today for $0.99  or 99p UK

About the author: I was born in England, but moved to New Zealand 10 years ago. I live with my partner and my cat. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, but I also love gardening, shopping, watching films and yoga. And I also work, but that's life!

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Upcoming projects: The sequel to Tom's Inheritance is called Twice Born and is scheduled for release early 2017. I'm currently writing Tom 3 - as yet untitled. I'm also planning some short stories around Tom's friends, and I have an idea for a new book!

Giveaway: For a free kindle copy of Tom's Inheritance, please subscribe to my blog under the About page.
Or to go into a draw to win a kindle copy, comment in the post below and tell me why you love the King Arthur stories or films. The winner will be drawn at random and the offer closes at midnight on Monday 21st September.

Scavenger Hunt: 4

And here's a quick taste of Tom!                                

Sunday, 6 November 2016

NaNoWriMo Progress

Well, I don't think I'll hit 50000 words by the end of the month, but I have made a solid start on Tom 3 and written 5379 in 6 days. And it's so good to be writing every day. I've got a pretty good idea of where I'm going, for now...

And I've got a new book. Research for this book and many more :) I'm in my happy place!