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I'm a comic fantasy YA author. I like cartoons and books and games and stuff!
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My debut novel, Eggs, Butter, Sugar and Disaster came out on the 22nd October 2011.
My second book, Miss Prince, was published on 14th May 2014.
The Map is the Treasure and Vampires Don't Belong in Fairyland were published in Feb/April 2016.
Magic and Other Things in Bottles was published 8th April 2018.
Vampires Don't Belong in Fairytales, my webcomic, runs alongside the books.
I'm working on a few other books in the Vampires Don't Belong in Fairytales series too.
Will has taken a gap year to find his roots, which most people assume means he's related to a tree. This is because he's taking his gap year in Fairyland, where it's entirely possible.
His mother used to tell him stories about Fairyland and how it was a terrible place where monsters were waiting to gobble him up. It was really no way to discourage a small boy.
He's on a quest to find his changeling great grandmother, not get eaten by anyone and put off getting a proper job for another year.
Armed with a hooded cloak to hide his ears, a bag of props and his love of Shakespeare, he lands himself the position of court jester, for King Tyrian of the Dark Realm.
But after a lifetime of longing, his co-workers don't seem to like him, his mother was right about the monsters, his boss has a crush on him, and he's no idea what to do about any of it.
He really did his research this time, but no battle plan survives contact with the enemy, even if you really like the enemy and don't want to have to run screaming from them...
That guy who came to Fairyland but not to study magic
Will dates his boss and it's not entirely a terrible idea
Will gets chased by fairies a lot but it doesn't dull his enthusiasm because if Will likes something do not underestimate his level of commitment
Will's family is rightly suspicious of everything he does
All the bits of the comic you didn't get to see because it wasn't funny enough or didn't fit in 2-6 panels
Will's niggling feeling that he's not really straight turns out to be correct
I don't know how romance works, how did this happen?
Will is a squishy non-wizard and this is the absolute worst place to be that
Will likes Shakespeare and brings it up a lot and no-one is a jerk about it
Fairyland is about to erupt into civil war but we largely ignore that for several reasons
Louis is a constant jerk
Aurelia spends most of the time in this book either a: messing with Will, b: messing with Tyrian or c: drunk
Okay fine I'll do some real ones. These were written at midnight so in the daylight, I'm going to write my reactions. ...well it was in the daylight but it's almost midnight again but shut up.
An Odd Gap Year
A Foolish Gap Year
Love Potion Not Needed < I won't be using this because 'You don't need to drug me' is a terrible title for so very many reasons
The Fairy King and the Human Fool < Certainly sounds like one of those many paranormal romance titles. Probably why I will avoid this one.
I'm Not Here for Magic < kinda like this one
Fairy Roots < My favourite so far! Probably going with this one.
A Gap Year's Dream < Sitting on your sofa at midnight trying to make appropriate puns out of Shakespeare titles is hard, okay?
Humans Don't Belong in Fairyland < appropriate but lazy?
Oh geez, I guess I need a blurb too... will work on that tomorrow... maybe I'll update the journal with it.
Don't even ask me about the cover. I need to brainstorm that too...
The manuscript itself is feeling almost done! But not quite there yet... but almost.
Thanks for reading~