Book Launch: Revenge of Queen Rose

I am thrilled to announce that today, Monday June 27th, is publication day for book 2 in my middle grade fantasy series, Revenge of Queen Rose, so this is a special post to mark the occasion. June has been a busy month for me, between interviews, delivering fantasy writing workshops to eager and very talented […]

Book Review: Epic Zero by R. L. Ullman

It’s Elliot’s 12th birthday and still no superpowers have materialised… Elliot’s parents and older sister are ‘meta-beings’, people with enhanced powers, and members of the Freedom Force, the greatest assembly of superheroes ever to fight supervillains. Without developing meta-powers, Elliot can’t join his family and the other supers when they go off to fight villains. […]

Book Review: Kiki Kallira Conquers A Curse

It’s a few months since Kiki saved her mythical-land-brought-to-life-from-her-sketchbook world, Mysore, but when for once she happens to leave her sketchbook open at a picture of Lej, one of the Crows, it’s not long before Lej himself appears in person. Mysore is in trouble again. The river has vanished, rain no longer falls so the […]

Author Interview: Sangu Mandanna

If you’re been following my blog for a while, you will know that I loved Sangu Mandanna’s Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom, one of my favourite reads from last year, and probably my favourite middle grade read in 2021. I was really thrilled therefore when the author, Sangu Mandanna, agreed to an interview. Thank you […]

Book Review: A Wilder Magic

This week TOTP shares the photo with his half-sister who lives close to him. Sybaline Shaw lives in a beautiful magical valley in the Appalachian mountains, but when the government builds a damn and plans to flood the valley, Sybaline is determined not to leave her home. For the valley is filled with magic, magic […]