Alfie Slider – Progress Report

The publication date for Alfie Slider vs the Shape Shifter will be mid-late January 2017.

The good people at SilverWood Books have proof read it, I’ve provided them with a biograhpy, dedication, a teaser for book 2 and the blurb for the back cover:

Some people say that Alfie Slider is a bit weird, but he thinks weird just means different. Weird is good. Living with his Sci Fi mad mum, outdoorsy dad and cheeky little sister means that life is never predictable, but even that hasn’t prepared him for finding a strange key on his way home from school.
The key is compelling, and on closer inspection it breaks the laws of physics. Once he’s figured out how to use it, Alfie is sucked into adventures that are literally out of this world.
This story has evil grannies, flame throwing frogs, scary headmasters, bossy computers, shape-changing aliens, crashed space ships, huge explosions, best friends and parallel universes. In other words, it’s a bit weird; but weird just means different. Weird is good.

I’ve given them an idea of what I’d like to see for cover design, and I’m having some photos taken later this week to use for the sleeve.

It all feels a bit unreal, and very, very exciting. I’m anticipating the moment, in January, when I can open a box of books and see the culmination of two years hard work in my hand. The thought that my work will be in the British Library, the Bodleian, and all the other great reference libraries. The thought of people, all over the world, being able to order hard copies online, or order them from their local book shop. The thought of people downloading the book onto their eBook reader.

The thought of people reading it.

2017 is going to be a great year.

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