Wednesday, 27 February 2008

March release of last 3 Thomas Trew books!

For all readers in Australia, some exciting news: March will see the simultaneous release of the last three Thomas Trew books--the Selkie's Curse, Flying Huntsman, and Island of Ghosts! Keep an eye out for them at your local bookshop.
There will also be an interview/article about the whole series in Disney Adventures magazine for March, so watch out for it!

Monday, 25 February 2008

Narnia anthology!

I'm really excited by the fact I have an essay in a fabulous upcoming American anthology for children and young adults about The Chronicles of Narnia, by CS Lewis. The book, which is coming out in a few weeks, is called Through the Wardrobe, it's edited by Herbie Brennan, the author of the Faerie Wars series(amongst many other books), and it's published by Ben Bella Books in the US, and available exclusively through Borders stores. There's lots of great essays in there, by many different writers, and on lots of interesting topics.. My essay's called Going to Narnia, and it's about how, as a child, I felt very much that it was a real place--but that the same couldn't be said for Aslan's country, which the children go to at the very end.

Ben Bella Books have also kindly offered to donate a couple of copies for competitions, so if you'd like to be in the running, answer this simple question: what is the name of the ruined, spellbound great city that Digory and Polly first fetch up in, in the first Chronicle of Narnia, The Magicians's Nephew? The first three correct answers will win a copy of the book.
UPDATE: This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winners!

Friday, 15 February 2008

A new website..

Using the new and fabulous Googlepage website creator, I've just created a website for my recent four-book fantasy series for older readers, The Chronicles of El Jisal. Have a look at it! It's at