I have accomplished many great things since becoming a published writer, and I must say having my first newspaper feature has been one of the highlights of my publishing career. It was a great feeling seeing the article in my local newspaper – the Barking and Dagenham Post. Everything seems so surreal right now. The article was featured in the entertainment section – What’s On – of the December 12th edition.
For those not familiar with the story, check out the blurb below:
WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS A LIE?
Population: Human … 7 billion.
Others … unknown.
When 14-year-old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night, he knows it is happening again. This time he witnesses a brutal murder. He’s afraid to tell any one. No one would believe him … because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago – the day before his dad died.
Charlie doesn’t know why this is happening. He would give any thing to have an ordinary life. The problem: he doesn’t belong in the world he knows as home. He belongs with the others.
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1. Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia
2. We Are Young – Fun. ft. Janelle Monae
3. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye ft. Kimbra
4. Read All About It – Professor Green ft. Emeli Sande
5. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
6. Take Care – Drake ft Rihanna
7. You and I – Lady Gaga
8. Domino – Jessie J
9. Many Of Horror (When We Collide) – Biffy Clyro
10. Lego House – Ed Sheeran
11. Next To Me – Emeli Sande
12. Life For Rent – Dido
13. My Love – Justin Timberlake
14. Lies – Marina and the Diamonds
15. Cosmic Love – Florence + The Machine
Finally, the ebook edition of Talisman Of El has hit the net. Slowly, all my dreams are being fulfilled. Charlie Blake has gone digital.
Pre-Order Talisman Of El from Apple’s iBookstore now.
Publication date: May 20, 2012
Price: £5.99 (UK) / $10.99 (US)
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Three things I love more than anything: books, films and music. When I’m writing, I tend to visualise scenes, and playing songs while ideas are flowing isn’t only enjoyable, it also brings the story to life. While writing Talisman Of El, I’d stick in a CD or head over to Youtube and play a few tunes to get me in the mood. Here are a few I’ve picked 0ut for the playlist.
Note: These songs may change from time to time.
Talisman Of El Soundtrack:
1. Evanescence – Bring Me To Life
2. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
3. Coldplay – Viva La Vida
4. Owl City – Fireflies
5. Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – E.T.
6. Nickelback – Hero
7. McFly ft. Taio Cruz – Shine A Light
8. Linkin Park – Numb
9. Snow Patrol – Run
10. Ed Sheeran – Lego House
11. The Fray – Over My head (Cable Car)
12. Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
13. Take That – Rule The World
14. The Fray – How To Save A Life
Don’t know about anyone else, but I love when my favourite books are adapted into movies. There’s nothing better than when my two favourite mediums are merged. Now, I’ve read about a few movie adaptations that I’m excited about, which means I have a few more books to add to my 2012 Reading Challenge.
1. Life of Pi
Release Date/Year: December 2012
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I’m especially excited about this one because I loved the book. I think they have a great cast. I saw Logan Lerman (plays the lead character, Charlie) in Percy Jackson and The Three Musketeers, and his performances were good, so I don’t believe I’ll be disappointed. Also stars Emma Watson (Hermoine from Harry Potter) and I haven’t seen her in anything apart from HP, so it would be good to see how she gets on.
3. The Great Gatsby
4. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)
This is quite a good line up. I’m looking forward to them all