This idea for the Adventurers blog series emerged during late 2017 when I was working out how to guest post for the Story Reading Ape in 2018. I’d already had a yearning to write stories for some of my illustrator Dani English’s wonderful character sketches.
BookElves was a concept that arose out of an earlier work led by Sally Harris who got a number of authors of Middle Grade stories together to put a chapter of their work into a teaser volume.
Those authors then felt an anthology might be fun to do, and I project managed both volumes, with covers by Danielle English.
Out in the Viridian System nobody much cares how many names you call yourself by. Just live and let live. Or die if you must. Nobody cares. Or do they?
Why is everyone taking an interest in a system so far away all of a sudden? It’s not just the orichalcum-rich asteroid belt. Is it?
Science Fiction/space opera for grown-ups, featuring asteroid miners and hired women…but not for long.
The Realms: a world of kings and castles, rivalries and communities. Our two major characters, Fred and George, set out to solve a problem, and unleash a revolution.
George, a progressive, an inventor, and an enthusiast for all things that fly, starts by discovering the real power of strawberry juice. Then he finds flying machines. And before the series ends, he will have changed the face of the world as he knew it.
Fred, a thinker, a supporter of the right to self-determination, accidentally becomes King. Not what this philosophical supporter of democracy wanted at all. Thank goodness he finds his true love, Princess Kira, to help him navigate the social changes he so desires.