Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Mrs Vyle - a review of a fellow BNBS's book!!

Last week I received a copy of one of my fellow Britain's Next Bestseller author books - Mrs Vyle by James Hallsworth. Beautifully illustrated by Helen Braid, it tells the story of a strange new school teacher who seems to the children just a little...odd.

My 7 year old son, Jake, loved it from the start, especially the rhyming humour and colourful illustrations. So far, we have read it every night but this has yet to become repetitive as the manner in which James has lyrically joined the text together means on every reading you can find new ways and iterations to tell the story.

Mrs Vyle is a very clever children's book which not only is a fun tale but also holds a moral tale for children, something I imagine is difficult to achieve but something James has succeeded in perfectly. 

If you have children I highly recommend to seek out a copy of Mrs Vyle - you will not be disappointed!!! 

(one happy Jakey reading Mrs Vyle!!)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Preview of Hellbound

As a thank you, I will e mail a PDF file of the first two chapters of Hellbound (no spoilers, promise!!) to anyone who would like a little taster.

Those who pre ordered from BNBS should receive their copies around the beginning of November, but if you fancy a little sneaky-peak then leave a comment on the blog with your e mail and take your first steps Hellbound...

“I was never one of those narrow mind individuals who believed he would never be caught. I knew that, one day, I would be. But unlike Bundy, Gacy and all those other wannabe pretenders to the throne, I realised that it wasn’t just the act you had to be remembered for, it was the manner in which you acknowledge it. Ramirez had a pentangle tattooed on his hand to signify he believed he had been working for Satan; Gein used the skin of his victims to fashion a flesh suit; all these things captured headlines certainly. But what if someone has something so simplistic, elegant, and yet representative of something so horrific that you cannot get past the fact that someone measures up the things he has done by simply putting a solitary line onto a design. That’s something you’ll always remember…

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Found out at the weekend Hellbound was now available for pre order on Amazon…which was pretty exciting I have to say!!

Has it's own ISBN number and everything…never had an ISBN number before. Got an National Insurance number, have a RGN number, never had an ISBN…good times.

What makes them better is that it is because of everyone and anyone who is reading this now, pre ordered Hellbound or will/might in the future. You feel responsible when your dream was only possible because of others…you feel as though you owe something back. So, my responsibility is to ensure that Hellbound and anything written from this point onwards is entertaining enough to have made the journey worth your while.

And that is what I intend to do (and try to make it fun in the process).