Sophie’s Secret Quest
As a few of you know, I’ve been fortunate enough to have my series of children’s books for 5-7 year olds accepted by a publisher. I’ve still had to pinch myself, but now there’s some information about it on the publisher’s website so I’m starting to believe it more now. I’m not sure of the exact date when the first book is coming out, so I’ll keep you posted.
For anyone who’s interested, here’s a little bit about the series:
Sophie Berry’s long, boring summer holiday suddenly becomes one of excitement and adventure when she finds a tiny statue of a dragon at the bottom of her garden.
What appears to be a statue turns out to be a real-life dragon from another world. Lilly, the dragon, has come to the human world because her world, Mandoreum, is in danger. Gnarla, Queen of the witches, has tricked everyone and cast an evil spell ridding Mandoreum and its people of their magic and beauty.
Fairy Godmother Grace manages to produce a counter-spell involving the finding and solving of six clues in order to restore Mandoreum and to banish Gnarla forever. The solving of the six clues will also restore Lilly, who is no longer her magnificent self; her scales keep falling off, she has no teeth, her wings are broken, her long tail is now a silly stump of a tail, cotton-wool balls have taken the place of claws and Lilly can no longer breathe fire.
So begins the first of six books in the ‘Sophie’s Secret Quest’ series, telling the story of Sophie and Lilly’s discovery and decoding of the six clues. With the solving of each one, a little part of Mandoreum, its people and Lilly is restored.
At one time, I didn’t think I’d ever become a published author, but this just shows you should never give up on your dreams.