My first children’s book, Treasure This, is now available from Mr B’s Emporium, an independent book store in Bath, as well as from Amazon, as print on demand and ebook. Published by BOLDbooks Ltd, Treasure This is a an Electrik Inc book – Electrik Inc is a collective of four writers and editors involved in professional independent publishing.
It took about two years to write. Here’s what it’s about:
When 12-year-old Addison finds a dead man in her aunt and uncle’s garden shed, she’s sure they couldn’t have killed him. Could they? Super-sleuth Addy is determined to find out. But how can she make Caitlin (a wannabe Goth) and seven-year-old Leaf (in training for the SAS) believe her when the body disappears? Who are the two thugs watching Roseleigh Manor? And the question that’s really driving her mad – how many more bodies are buried in that garden?
Addy’s investigations take her into the heart of old secrets and new lies, threatening to blow apart her family and everything she loves. Oh, and she’s got that maths exam to worry about, too.
I’m very proud of Treasure This. It’s not the first novel I’ve finished, but it’s the first one I’m publishing with the help of my co-editors at Electrik Inc, who have helped me knock it into shape. I also had a lot of great feedback from the youwriteon.com community, where it got to number one, went into their Best Seller list and won 3rd place in their Children’s Book of the Year Award 2012.
Treasure This is a whodunit for all ages – 10+ to 100. It isn’t your average mystery thriller – it doesn’t follow rules (I don’t like rules). It throws up questions we all meet at on our journey through life, about families, love, actions and consequences, secrets – good and bad – and that grey No Man’s Land in between. Poor Addy has to deal with all that. It’s quite a journey for her. I hope I help her get there in the end.
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