Born in Kent, England, sometime in the murky twentieth century, William was keen on writing since the day he first picked up a pen. True, it took him about thirty years to work out which end of the pen he could actually write with, but that didn't prevent him honing his literary skills until, at long last, he is ready to unleash his first novel 'Wychetts' on an unsuspecting world.
William lists fast food, TV game shows and lift music as his inspiration. His hobbies include sitting about in chairs and watching other people do stuff.
As well as writing, he is a handy artist and has designed and created his own book covers; however these two talents are something of an oasis in a desert of general incompetence.
William's books are aimed at 9-12 year olds, but there is a growing fan base of 'adults' (at least that's what they call themselves) who enjoy his work.
on March 13, 2014 :
I must start by stating that i'm not aged between 9-12, so this book, in the first instance is outside my "demographic". However I am adult (mostly) and it is from this perspective that I present the following review. I have read all four of the "Wychetts" books so far and have enjoyed them all. This story starts in a similar vein to the others with the usual conflict between step-brother and step-sister, but with the added complication that they are both Guardians of the Wychetts magic. Both very different in character and agenda, but somehow they must put aside their differences and find a way to work together to deal with the common threat. In this story it's all about friends. Edwin makes a friend, but is she really a friend ?.....and Bryony tries desperately to impress two of the "influential" girls from school, but does she succeed?, and is it worth it?. I don't want to give away any of the plot, but you can be sure it's full of the usual mishaps and magic that are so evident in the previous books. I should also point out that each book has a lot of humour in the story, so while it may be scary it's also funny, it makes the books fun to read whether you are aged between 9-12, or like me a trifle older. The author has also spent a lot of time building the characters of the two children and the other characters that occupy their world, again this is evident from any of the books. The other thing that made this book so much fun to read is the plot/story very simple and uncomplicated.Scary Castles, a mad Professor, a girl with green hair and...."The Tome Terriblis", it's a lovely magical, fun story, yes, aimed at 9-12 year olds but why shouldn't we adults, "the young at heart", have fun too?. Finally I noticed from inside the front cover that there are at least three more "Wychetts" books in the works. This is excellent news, but will it answer any of the mysteries of the first four books, or, will it create new ones???........something big is going to happen, make sure, like me, that you'll be around to find out!.
(review of free book)