The House On Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai

Publication Date: 5 March 2020 The Blurb When Hedy and Spencer start receiving messages on dusty picture frames, Christmas at their grandfather’s spooky house turns into a mission to solve the mystery of their grandmother’s disappearance. What is their magician grandfather not telling them? With the help of a (talking) mounted stag head, an (also … Continue reading The House On Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai

Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb Thousands of years ago, the Evernight came to the Silver Kingdom and turned everything to darkness and chaos. It was only defeated thanks to the skill and bravery of the Witches. But now the Evernight is about to return, released by the evil Mrs Hester, and the only … Continue reading Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

Otto Tattercoat And The Forest Of Lost Things by Matilda Woods

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb Otto lives in the frozen city of Hodeldorf, where eternal winter has fallen. When his mother goes missing one icy morning, Otto vows to find her – joining forces with the Tattercoats, a gang of brave orphans. Now they must journey into a dark forest on a heart-racing … Continue reading Otto Tattercoat And The Forest Of Lost Things by Matilda Woods

The Golden Age Of Magic, a guest post by Guy Jones

I’m delighted to welcome Guy Jones to my blog today for The Fire Maker Blog Tour. The Golden Age of Magic I had a magic set when I was a child. I loved it, though of the hundred or so tricks in the book I never managed to master more than a half dozen. I … Continue reading The Golden Age Of Magic, a guest post by Guy Jones

The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

Cover and interior design by Helen Crawford-White The Blurb… Alex loves magic – its glamour, tricks and illusions. He’s good at it, too: he’s reached the semi-finals of a prestigious competition for young magicians. But when he stumbles into eccentric Mr Olmos’s back garden while running from his former best friend, Alex sees something he … Continue reading The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

Publication Date: 7th February Cover illustration by Hannah Peck Emily has had a very bad day, and it’s all her weird mum’s fault. Well that, and her gob. Emily’s mouth has a habit of running away with itself, especially when talking to her mum about how embarrassing she is. Starving, and on the brink of … Continue reading The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

How to Write a Good Goodie and a Bad Baddie by P.G. Bell

I am delighted to welcome P.G. Bell, author of The Train To Impossible Places, to my blog today to talk about writing characters, good and bad... When I first sat down to write The Train To Impossible Places, I was determined that it wouldn't have a villain. After all, I reasoned, if Hiyao Miyazaki could … Continue reading How to Write a Good Goodie and a Bad Baddie by P.G. Bell

The Train To Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Cover and internal illustrations by Flavia Sorrentino When Suzy is woken by strange noises in the middle of the night, her logical brain struggles to take in what she is seeing. Train tracks running through her house! And so begins Suzy’s adventure aboard the Impossible Postal Service, and she’s not even wearing her best pyjamas! … Continue reading The Train To Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

The Black Amulet by J R Wallis

Cover illustration by Manuel Šumberac Having loved The Boy With One Name, I was delighted when ReadingZone asked me to review the second tale from the Badlands... Since their commencements, none of the three Badlanders have the life they had wanted. Thomas Gabriel’s magic is fading, and Ruby needs Jones for hers to work properly. … Continue reading The Black Amulet by J R Wallis

The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton

Publication Date: 7 June 2018 Cover and inside illustrations by Matt Saunders As very important guests descend on the Last Chance Hotel, Seth Seppi wishes he was just a little bit magic, so he could be in with a chance of completing the myriad of tasks set by hotel owners, Mr and Mrs Bunn, and … Continue reading The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton