Hundreds of school kids agree that my story are exciting in spite of there being no magic wands, helpful talking animals, or easy ways out for the protagonists. Reality bites and true grit rules. My crazy characters are drawn from boyhood memory. These stories are written not specifically for children but written with children, about children in them. It’s probably why adults tend to find them quite enjoyable. I never talk down to my readers. My characters live in worlds that can be cruel and rough. Most of the events depicted have grains of truth in them. Stringing characters and events together to create a story has evoked a lot of memories for me. See them all click here.
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot in Treasure Island.” -Walt Disney quotes (American motion-picture Producer, pioneer of animated cartoon films. 1901-1966)
All my exciting children’s books are available as eBooks at most online retailers incl. Kobo, Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Sony, and Diesel. Paperbacks are available via Amazon.com. Juvenile, middle grade, and chapter books are basically the same. They have the best readers. All should be in paperback by the end of 2015.
“Fresh and original with strong character-oriented plots.” – Author Author Literary Agency
“We read your manuscripts with both interest and enjoyment.” – Allen and Unwin Agency
I did readings of Archie’s Gold and Ransom at schools in Toronto and Edmonton. I was surprised so many kids had eReaders, mostly iPads. I was sort of worried my stories wouldn’t interest them as there are no magic wands, talking creatures, and my characters have no powers. Yet, reading the 1st chapters of each kept them interested and they really wanted to know what happened next. True grit and reality! Children’s books are filled with fantasy right now but as soon as that runs its course I’ll be famous.