Next Tues morning I'm off to another school to read to the children. This time the head wants me to take the printed copy of A Rat and A Ransom and show the children the process of publication from start to finish. I'll then read a little from the actual book. Should be fun, I'll print off some of the pics and take them as well. It's such a priviledge to be allowed to do this. :)
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for any age.,
June 25, 2012
This review is from: A Rat & A Ransom (Paperback)My ten year old daughter really enjoyed this book. After she read it, I did too. It is a cleaver book with a great story line.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
This is the unfinished version of the cover for my soon to be re-published book. It's the original cover slightly altered. All we've is changed is the title, and we've moved things around and used a different font. There's still some work to do on it, but I'm really pleased.
I've so enjoyed editing this book, its been great spending time with these characters.
With all the editing and re-writing, the book itself is also greatly changed.
I hope people agree, that this revised version is way better than the first one. And proves to be even more popular.
Sunday, 17 June 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense,
This review is from: A Rat & a Ransom (Paperback)Once you start reading A Rat and a Ransom you cannot put it down. The double twist is exquisit and keeps you gripped in the story. Y.I.Lee is a talented author and having read her previous books this one came up to me expectations. She has the ability to twist the story without you realising it and also to make you feel that you are part of the characters, this is special. You live all the moments of the story. The illistrations are also good but give you no clue as to the outcome. Her books are not only for children but also for adults alike. May we all see more books from this author.
Monday, 11 June 2012
This is a short snippet from my book 'Through A Glass.' 'Through A Glass' is the revised version of a book I published some time ago.
“Hold on, Irene,” Stagman shouted. “When it swings this way, let go and I’ll catch you.”
“It’s slowing down!” Irene screamed. Her knuckles whitened as she gripped the rope.
“Push with your body as if you’re on a swing.”
“I’m scared, what if the rope breaks?”
“Trust me Irene push, and when you get close to us be ready to let go. I’ll catch you.” Stagman stood close to the edge of the precipice with his arms outstretched. As the rope swung towards him it slowed dramatically. Oh God, please keep it coming! He could see Irene loosening her grip in preparation to let go.“Now, Irene… now!” he shouted.
With a frightened cry Irene bravely let go and threw herself at him. She landed in a heap at his feet, as she attempted to right herself she proceeded to slip over the side. Her terrified screams echoed around the cavern…desperately she clutched the rim of the ledge. A lump of rock crumbled under her hand and fell silently into the darkness below.
For a moment Stagman could only stare, his eyes wide in horror.
Ezekiel jumped up and down squeaking hysterically, but there was nothing he could do to help her.
Stagman rushed forward. “Hold on Irene!” He grabbed her by the jacket and hauled her unceremoniously into his arms. “Got you,” he said holding her tight against his chest.
Irene clung to him sobbing, her body trembled uncontrollably.
“It’s okay child, you’re safe.” He held her away by the shoulders and looked into her tear stained face. “I’m so proud of you, Irene.”