Royston Wood

Biography

As a child I was a reluctant reader. I didn't see it as reluctance, I just didn't see the point: there were comics and a picture is worth a thousand words right?

I am now an avid reader and regret missing out on so many good stories as a child. Fortunately, with children of my own, I'm now managing to catch up, reading stories to them every night before bed.

There isn't anything quite like a good book to let you escape from the world for a while. True, films are great, but they don't engage you as much as a book. A well written book will get your imagination working, filling the story with colour and energy: a film is a depiction of somebody else's imagination.

In fact, I enjoy reading stories to my children so much, I started to write my own. And bearing in mind my own reluctance to read as a child I have written them to be as engaging as possible, to draw the reluctant reader into a land of imagination and discovery.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Since writing Tyger Pants I have started writing a series of books for a slightly younger age group - Ruff and Tumble. Ruff and Tumble are dogs with jobs - Pack Protectors! They have to protect the home, or Pack Lands, from all sorts of nasty things that try and invade. In the first book they have to fend of the Invasion of the Goblin Horde and in the second an Invasion of Dog Eating Yetis.

But I am taking a break before the third Ruff and Tumble book to write a second Tyger Pants.
Who are your favorite authors?
I read almost exclusively Fantasy fiction books. I know I should broaden my mind but my skull is too narrow. My favourites are Raymond E Feist, David Gemell and Terry Pratchett.
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Books

Ruff and Tumble - Invasion of the Dog Eating Yetis
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Series: Ruff and Tumble, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,650. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Vigilance is Vital when you're a Pack Protector. That's why Ruff and Tumble are always alert and on the lookout for Invaders. Well, Ruff is. Having saved the Pack Lands from a Horde of Goblins, Ruff now uncovers a new threat. Dog Eating Yetis have frozen the world and are ready to invade. Can Ruff save the Pack Lands? And can he get Tumble to help? Unlike Amazon this version is not illustrated.
Ruff and Tumble - Invasion of the Goblin Horde
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Series: Ruff and Tumble, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 14,230. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Ruff and Tumble are dogs with jobs - Pack Protectors. It's a vital role when there's a Goblin Horde at the back gate! As Pack Protectors Ruff and Tumble have to keep invaders out of the Pack Lands. It's normally an easy job but according to Ruff, there's a Goblin Horde poised to tear down the back gate. This time barking a lot isn't going to work... Unlike Amazon, this version not illustrated.
Tyger Pants - Cretin the Cruel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,530. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
Tyger Pants is trapped in a terrifying library dimension, full of werewolves, dragons and spell casting armadillos - can he survive long enough to escape? Written in the first person, present tense it is designed to sit the reader behind the eyes of the narrator, right in the middle of the action. The plot is kept straightforward and linear to encourage reading and engagement.
Lands End to John O'Groats - A Self Help Cycle Guide
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,930. Language: British English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats is the ultimate cycling challenge in the UK. Ok, there's 900 miles of cycling but the most time consuming part is the planning! This guide is designed to help you through that process, guiding you in the right direction and answering the questions you didn't even know you needed answers to. It will save you a heap of time!

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