Grandads Unforgettable Camper Van

Book 2 in the series.

I have designed the cover for the next campervan story and once it is in the hands of my wordsmith Nicci, she will do her magic to finish it of.

The cover text is wrong, but I thought it would give you all an idea of how the new cover with Nifty flying like a plane would look like.

Watch out for the next book in this series.

Drawing request

Ten Discs has lots of very detailed drawings in it, but one that has attracted a lot of interest is the witch Grizelda’s house.

This drawing took me about six hours to finish it, but I am very pleased to have had requests to enlarge it and make it available for colouring.

I am thinking about making a colouring book available with all the drawings in it to colour. I know my word smith Nicci would encourage me to do so.

So as promised, the enlarged drawing to colour in.

Grizelda’s house

Grizelda may be a nasty witch in the story, and I know poor Scott would not like to hear me say this, but I quite like her.

I have got to say this because she is pointing her wand at me now and…!

Designing a cover

I tried to keep the idea of the eyes throughout the series of five books, but the anguish I went through to get it just right.

Take the latest cover for Ten Discs.

First I thought I would paint the seahorse as the cover, but the more I thought about it, the less I liked it.

Then I painted the magpie, a British bird for all my overseas readers. This likes flesh, but is not a raptor. Again I lived with the cover, but then dumped it.

Next I painted the Owl. This gave me what I wanted, big eyes looking out at the people as the reader held the book open.

I feel all you budding authors should be aware of the birthing pains for a book.

Here are the covers as painted. See what you think.

Sea Horse design
Magpie design

And below the one you can find on the new book

The Owl design

New Drawing for Next Campervan Book

Tuesday. just finished a drawing of the carnival parade in the Caribbean. My second Camper Van visits Antigua for Carnival time and this is part of the parade. It has taken four days of individual drawings, then cutting and pasting them into the picture, but I am very happy with it. The lead Skull master tosses the skull staff and then catches it as he walks in front. Watch this space for a publishing date.

New Book now Available

Ten Discs has arrived.

Ten discs, the fifth in the series of Scott’s adventures has now been published.

It was quite a challenge to write this one, trying to find ten forms of confrontation for Scott to solve, and the way he was to solve it proved in its writing.

The times I deleted a chapter, or cut sections out of a chapter, nearly drove me to say, forget it. And yet, here it is. Ten Discs, number 5 in the series is in print.

Fancy a chase through ten different worlds, mystical or magical?

Like Wizards and Witches?

This is the book for you. Adults and the children I aim the books at, love the stories, and not just here in the UK, but around the world.

Folk in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and USA have all received a copy in the post from me signed. So don’t think this is just for kids. It’s suitable for everyone who likes a story in each chapter.

Couldn’t put it down, is a common comment.

Give it a try.