Most of my time has actually been taken up by writing Terror Of The Fun Sponge and The Gorilla With Twenty-Four Heads, both now finished and the former now entering editing. I have already started the next book in the Nathaniel Series, Secret Of The Springs. There is a good chance it will be done by January. The Nathaniel Series is based on Nate’s flashbacks of his childhood in my book, The Spider, The Witch, And The Spaceship. While we often remember things a bit differently as children, the Nathaniel Series explores what might happen if our every fantasy came true as seen through an inexperienced mind.
In the world of Nathaniel, children never grow into adults and adults were never children. Boys and girls hate each other. Living stuffed animals from the planet Gruezhe (Gruezhlings) feed off of the fun of playing children. Dinosaurs speak, fly spacecraft, and invent new weapons. There is no word for “language” because all across the universe, there is only one. Questions are asked for which adults have no answer. With his Gruezhling crew, Captain Nathaniel explores space and fights bullies, aliens, and the forces of nature.
So far, it seems that the books will be shorter than average – between 30,000 and 35,000 words. I have been thinking of releasing them as ebooks only for a while. We’ll see what happens. I’ll be posting the blurbs, samples, and announcing release dates on this blog, so watch this space.
Until then, here is a doodle of a mummy star for no reason: