Bring on Summer...
Hot news about new releases by yours truly.
July 11, 2015
Well we are deep in into the wild weather of winter where on a stormy Saturday night, all you really want to do is curl up in front of the heater with a warm cup of cocoa and watch a good flick like The Grand Budapest Hotel or finish reading Stephen King's Duma Key that you started way back in January (or maybe that's just me) but instead of doing those things or rather in between doing those things I am posting my THIRD blog (wow, that's a new record for me) to tell you the BIG NEWS... (in three parts, ordered chronologically).
1. Random House have decided to release a bindup of the Glenn Maxwell Series (that's where they put two books together - no I'd never heard of it either) due out in November. So if you haven't yet read this exciting series for kids about T20 cricket and featuring the highly talented Maxi himself (or at least a very good fictionalised version of Maxi) then you will get a chance to do so this summer!
2. On December 1st this year, Random House will be releasing my collection of sports stories for kids creatively titled Super Sports Stories for Kids. Here's the blurb...
12 legendary sports stories for kids!
Meet a champion swimmer who has lost his swimmers. Experience the handball rally of your life. Go for a ride on a wave with a hungry shark. Run an exhilarating race against Maggie the swooping magpie, and discover the curse of the dreaded wooden spoon.
These great stories and more inside Super Sports Stories for Kids!
These stories were great fun to write and are currently being tidied up for publication, while a talented illustrator is currently working on the cover and accompanying illustrations for each story. I hope kids will love them. It's my first published book with just my name on the cover, so that's exciting too.
3. Next year in April or May, (TBC) Random House will be publishing the first two books in my new 4 part novel series about soccer. I will give you all the details very soon but I'm currently working on Book 1 and enjoying the challenge - my knowledge of 'the beautiful game' is really being tested. This is also a solo effort so hopefully they'll be a hit. All I have to do now is write them.
So there you go, finally a bit of good news about sport after the disappointing year for my bottom of the ladder Sea Eagles, the humiliation of Game 3 in the State of Origin and the impending doom I sense for the Aussies chasing 400 in the first Ashes Test.