My friend George is a writer of Childrens’ and Young Adult Fiction. He has an amazing list to his credit including school readers, library reference books, chapter books, novelettes, novels and a short story collection – both fiction and non-fiction.
Some of you may be aware of his Gamers’ Quest trilogy - Gamers’ Quest, Gamers Challenge and Gamers’ Rebellion, some of which are on the current NSW and Victorian Premier’s Reader Challenge Listing. Gamers’ Quests also won the 2009 Chronos Award for speculative fiction by a Victorian writer.
When I first met George in the early 1990s, (that feels so long ago now) he was fresh faced (and still is!) and wanted to act and write. He pursued his dream. Now his is a published author! I have both envy and respect for his talent, determination and organisational skills, which must be phenomenal. (Have you seen the list of projects he has in the works for 2014/15?!). He inspired me to take up my pen and start writing again. (Shhh, just don’t tell him that.)
Now he has announced another series just about to be published. You Choose… is a series of (at least four) choose your own adventure novels. I used to devour these as a teenager! The first two are due for publication in May, through Random Books:
- The Treasure of Dead Man’s Cove
- Mayhem at Magic School.
You Choose... New Kids Fiction.