All the royalties from sales of Summer’s Dark Waters are going to TACT (tactcare.org.uk), an adoption & fostering charity.
I asked him what the book is about.
“If everyone in the class had been asked by their teacher to vote on who else in the class they thought would turn out to be a truly extraordinary human being, Joe would probably not have received any votes,” he said.
“But Joe- and his best friend Amber- are both about to be drawn into a series of incredible events and discover hidden truths not only about themselves but about the world itself.
“Their lives will never be the same again...”
Inspiration for the book came in the same way that many authors come up with their story lines – by toying with different ideas.
“It would actually never have been written if it hadn’t been for an idea that my niece and I had for a quite different book, which was meant to be more of a superhero/light-hearted story,” Simon said.
“We wrote some ideas down and the story quickly changed into something quite different. The two main characters (Joe and Amber) are the same, although Joe’s powers are quite different- and the book still features the mysterious lake which we wrote into the original notes. It’s odd how things turn out!”
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The book has received some great reviews. There are more reviews on the UK Amazon site than on the US one, for people who want to check them out.
Summer’s Dark Waters is Simon’s first book aimed mainly at kids, but the positive response he has received has pushed him into writing a sequel, which will hopefully be ready for release sometime late in 2015.
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