First thought about this project in 2014 because something mysterious happened in the house, which made me wonder what happened to something I had lost.
I had a bad chest infection at this time and I was in bed a lot over several weeks – so I had a lot of time to think about silly things in regards to this particular mystery.
It lead to this project being slowly produced, this project has become a mini-series of books over the time, though as usual, they aren’t published yet, because I haven’t approached anyone since 2003 about any book!
This book may in fact be one of the first ten I approach publishers with as it is something I revisit a lot.
It is something I have worked with my son Henry with too, he has had a lot of input in this idea and so it is another mother and son collaboration really. We tend to think of a lot of stories about giants and robots in particular when we think together.
What you may find in this story;
Humans oblivious to magic around them
A mystery to be solved
This story has mostly been influenced by my favourite childhood movies and TV shows rather than books, I am sorry to say. Though there has been some books out there which has influenced some of these ideas too!
These have been the following…
The borrowers TV series
Gulliver’s travels animated version of 1939
The Indian in the cupboard
Mousetrap movie starring Chris Evans
Terry Pratchett’s the carpet people
The chronicles of Narnia movie 2005
Stargate the movie and TV series
This novel is really quite short for me, I would say a fantasy novella more than an actual novel and there are sequels already partly finished.
This is one of my favourite projects to work on, so it is likely to be one of the first ten to send out to publishers.
Once again, in Paul’s opinion the humour is childish and corny.
Thanks for reading!