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It's always an exciting time for an author when they get to type the words 'THE END' when writing a manuscript. I'm sure all writers are different, but for me on average it would take me between one and two years to write a complete novel, so to reach this mile-stone is a stupendaramorous event as you can well imagine. But in the case of this novel I have been waiting over ten years to write 'the end'. This story has a long history. The World in Johnny's Back Garden started as just a concept, to try and show children an alternative view of all living things.
I played with this novel trying different methods and it changed many times over the years. The final product is nothing like how this story started out, but I always kept to the original concept. While I was toying with how to write this book, my youngest daughter kept badgering me to read a middle grade book she had been reading in her English class at school. A book called Feather Boy by Nicky Singer. It was a great and unusual story and this is what inspired me to finally settle on an outline for my book. I wrote about half of the story but put it on hold while pursuing other projects. I finally got around to finishing the manuscript this year.
Now all the sweat and toil is over I can finally start all the exciting bits and begin to introduce my creation to the world. This is the first official unavailing of this story. Please feast your eyes on the amazing artwork created by one of my most dearest friends in the world, Dawné Dominique. Thank you so very much, I am eternally grateful to you!
The World in Johnny's Back Garden Blurb...
Johnny didn't intentionally mean to get involved with, Maisie, the old lady next door. Rumours around the playground claimed she was a witch and children threw stones at her windows. But Johnny wasn't like other kids, he found her kind and caring, if not a little weird. She claimed he had a gift and made him feel special.
That was until the 'incident'. Waking up in hospital without any memory of what happened to him, Johnny started to see things. Incredible things. But upon returning home he was horrified to discover even his own parents had turned against this sweet old lady. Had the whole world gone mad? Or did the bang on the head turn him mad?
Johnny's world erupts into chaos. Not only has he made an enemy of the school bully but unexplainable events make him start to question his own sanity. Worst of all he can never share his experiences with the only person in the world who would understand, Maisie.
When the real-life monster comes, Johnny finally understands. He will never see things the same ever again.
You can read an extract of the story here!
So, there it is! Right now I don't have an official release date for this book as I am doing everything myself apart from the spectacular cover art. It's a huge learning curve for me but something I needed to do. But I am very close and massively confident.
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