I had a wonderful time in Denbighshire last week, meeting old friends in the Libraries.
I was reading my new book, Dragon Gold, to schools that came to see me in Denbigh, Ruthin and Rhyl Libraries. My trip also gave me the opportunity to pop into Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch, a Welsh Language medium school where I am their English Patron of Reading.
I really got to grips with presenting Dragon Gold this time. I’ve never written about magic before and was unaware of it’s power in storytelling. The children’s mouths were all open as I described the moment that Harri’s Dragon egg is made!
Thanks to everyone who came and made it such fun. I had time to do some drawing with some of the schools and they all did amazing dragon drawings, as you can see!
For a long time now I’ve been thinking about building my own little Universe.
I know that sounds a bit weird, but whenever I write a new book series, that is pretty much what I do anyway. It’s pretty much what every author does when they create a world in a book and populate it with characters from inside their heads.
I’ve long been interested in particle physics, finding myself more and more attracted to String Theory in recent years. String Theory appeals to me on both a practical and spiritual basis – it makes sense of “Vibes and Auras”.
I’ve been planning my little Universe for a while, making connections, adding ideas, until it now seems time to get started. Shoowaii will evolve. I’ve already learned that the rules I’ve set down can be interpreted in many different ways, creating new and unintended permutations… and consequences.
I’m thrilled that the composer, Chris Wonfor, has agreed to write the music – for this is not a book or a movie – it’s more an experiment, mixing new and old media together, with all my online experience thrown in.
Shoowaii is mirror to our world which I will reveal over time, mostly on YouTube.