Interview with Billy Bob Buttons

Where do you get all the ideas from?
My best ideas always seem to pop up when I’m in the car chatting to my wife or walking in the middle of a forest, so I always keep a scrap of paper and a pen in my pocket. If I try to think of a name for a character or a magical land when I’m sitting in front of the computer, I usually end up twiddling my thumbs.
What is the most difficult part of writing a set of novels?
To keep going! When there’s a hundred normal, boring jobs to do and writing is the last thing on the list. Then, when you finally get to it, it’s almost midnight and you feel exhausted.
What inspired you to start writing the Felicity Brady?
Years ago, I had a bookshop, but sadly not too many customers, so I stared to write a children’s novel. My shop was ‘Down some steps, below a crumbling bridge’ and this is the first line of the first book, Galibrath’s Will. When I had finished the first paragraph, I remember thinking, ‘Yep, that’s okay’, so I kept on going.
Is Felicity Brady based on anybody?
Felicity is a wonderful girl, full of fun and often a little cheeky. She can also be a bit difficult. So I guess she’s based on my wife! Oddly (or maybe not) she, my wife, walked into my shop the very week I began writing Galibrath’s Will.
Published 2014-10-30.
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TOR Wolf Rising, Book Two of the TOR Trilogy
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My body is not the body I had before I travelled to China. Teeth now crowd my jaw, I can spot deer in the woods from half a mile away, and to me, the tiny feet of mice no longer patter, they boom like trampling elephants. I am changing. A volcano of fury is stirring, trapped only by the thinnest crust of skin and willpower. The spirit of the hamrammr is in my blood... EVIL BECKONS
I Think I Murdered Miss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,200. Language: British English. Published: January 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
My name is Simon Spittle and I think - no, I know, I murdered Miss Belcher. I don't carry a gun. Or a knife. Or even a toothpick, but yesterday, in French, I wished for her to be run over by a bus and, later that very day, she was. A big, red double-decker with yellow wheels and a picture of a clown on the bonnet. A Billy Smart's Circus bus. 'Superb! A laugh-out-loud gem - with a twist.' Bookworm
TOR Assassin Hunter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,830. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
TOR ASSASSIN HUNTER is the first book in the TOR TRILOGY, the turbulent story of a Swedish mercenary infested by the spirit of Skufsi Tennur, the most sinister, most unholy werewolf of the Hamrammr tribe. `So many twists, I felt dizzy.' Bookworm 'Dan Brown for kids.' Bookblast
Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop BOOK FIVE CROWL'S CREEPERS
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,440. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
BOOK FIVE 'The Wishing Shelf is not just a magic bookshop, and it is not just the doorway to hundreds of enchanted lands; it is, most importantly, the prison for the most powerful and dangerous book ever penned.' Galibrath Falafel, Wizard
Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop BOOK FOUR GLUMWEEDY'S DEVIL
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,740. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
BOOK FOUR 'The Wishing Shelf is not just a magic bookshop, and it is not just the doorway to hundreds of enchanted lands; it is, most importantly, the prison for the most powerful and dangerous book ever penned.' Galibrath Falafel, Wizard
Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop BOOK THREE INCANTUS GOTHMOG
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,740. Language: British English. Published: January 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
'The best Felicity Brady book yet.' Books4kidz 'The Wishing Shelf is not just a magic bookshop, and it is not just the doorway to hundreds of enchanted lands; it is, most importantly, the prison for the most powerful and dangerous book ever penned.' Galibrath Falafel, Wizard
Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop BOOK TWO ARTICULUS QUEST
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,420. Language: British English. Published: January 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop BOOK ONE GALIBRATH'S WILL
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,400. Language: British English. Published: January 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
'Charming! Made me wish I was young so I could find a magic bookshop of my own.' Kid's Bookshelf 'A fantastic adventure.' Teen.com 'Spellbinding!' Kicks4kidz "The Wishing Shelf is not just a magic bookshop, and it is not just the doorway to hundreds of magical lands; it is, most importantly, the prison to the most powerful and dangerous book ever penned." Galibrath Falafel, Wizard
The Gullfoss Legends
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The British plan to put a dam on Gullfoss, a magnificent waterfall in Iceland, but Sigríður plans to stop them. Setting off to see the King, she must face scalding pools of hot mud, a scary wolf-man and the most evil of assassins, the ruthless Scarecrow, who must stop her at all costs. Based on the Gullfoss Legends, this is a story for anybody who has battled but refused to give up.