Well the house is rather quiet today, as my oldest 2 daughters went back to school this morning (after having a fabulous summer!) and my 2 year old son is in nursery. This of course means that I should be ‘knuckling down’ to do some writing on my ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s series…..Hmmm….yes….that’s all very well, but having a nosy through my new bedtime read is proving to be terribly distracting!
This brilliant book in question is ‘The Shepherd’s Crown’, which is Terry Pratchett’s final discworld novel. He really is my absolute favourite author and I was rather delighted that this cracking page-turner was released on my birthday last Thursday! 😃 If you’re not familiar with the quirky discworld, then here’s a snippet of this splendid story to give you a taste…..
‘ Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land. There will be a reckoning…..’ If that ‘flicks your switch’ so-to-speak, then here’s the link to this marvellous must-read on Amazon:-http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shepherds-Crown-Discworld-Novels/dp/0857534815/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1441282056&sr=1-1&keywords=the+shepherd%27s+crown
On the subject of books, I was delighted to learn that ‘Posie Pixie And The Snowstorm’ and ‘Posie Pixie And The Pancakes’, my 6th and 7th ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s books, have been awarded the ‘Story Monster Approved’ medal!
If you would like to read the press release regarding this wonderful news then please click on this link, thank you. 😊 http://www.authoramp.com/2015/09/whimsy-wood-books-67-earn-storymonsters-approval-whimsywood/
Finally, on Monday September the 7th, my ‘Whimsy Wood’ characters and I will be making our first school visit of this term. We’ve been invited to spend the day with all the pupils at Wyberton Primary in Lincolnshire. I have all sorts of whimsical fun and frolics planned for this author visit and I can’t wait!
Anyway, I really had better go and start creating book 15 in my ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s series. It really won’t write itself now! 😃
Sarah Hill, children’s author and creator of The Whimsy Wood Series.