Two years ago, on a rare week off in the summer holidays my son Alex & I were walking the dog across a local common. We passed our time imagining a world full of little people and hares, warmongering dwarves and impossibly vain moth men. Before we knew it, Calorean became lodged in our minds and wouldn’t let go. Then Alex asked if we could write a book about it and in a moment of ill-considered indulgence, I agreed. I signed up to a writing course with The Writing Magazine, wrote the first three chapters and after some very pleasing feedback from my tutor, mentally committed to completing the book.
Three months on and I began to flag. Writing a whole book was an enormous task & with two demanding day jobs, finding time to write seemed somewhat self-indulgent. But Na-No-Wri-Mo came round just at the right time & with the discipline of a daily word goal, all 67,000 words of Beau Garnie & The Invisimin Mine were finally completed. After a year of editing I thought my pledge to Alex was fulfilled; but writing the book wasn’t enough. He wanted it published too. So thanks to David and the team at PublishNation BG&TIM was born in paperback & kindle this week.
You can read more about Beau, Skyle and all their friends as they travel through Calorean on their loyal hares by visiting Amazon Kindle or Lulu (see links in shop menu).