Jack Scoltock

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Jack Scoltock is one of Ireland's best fantasy writers for children of all ages.
He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1942. He is married with two grown up children.
Jack has many books on the Internet and Smashwords.
A scuba diver for over forty years, Jack was one of the divers who found a Spanish Armada wreck in Donegal in 1971.
Inspired by a small leather boot found on the wreck, Jack wrote one of his best historical stories, The Sand Clocker (Spanish Armada Stowaway).
Now retired, Jack Scoltock spends his free time writing.
Challenge of the Red Unicorn, Daveys siege (a siege of Derry story), Perrys Adventure, Justine's Secret Challenge, Seek the Enchanted Antlers, Going Back To Neverland, are among some of the best of Jacks stories.

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Wizards Keep
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,250. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Batach and his evil army of monsters and the undead threatens the Elf city of Collegian, it's up the strange Lady to save the Sacred garden that lies within the city. With Feverfew a young elf girl. Ferol one of the Special, Baldo general of all the Elves, and Orleo the oldest Elf Elder, they must go to the fabled Silver City to search within Wizard's Keep for the Tarsis Amulet.
Willfox
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,180. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three teenagers head to the woods to gather some nuts and have a picnic. There they meet a strange magician called, Reynardo. In the woods the teenagers are forced to seek shelter from danger under a waterfall. There they meet the King of the Willfoxes.
The Mystery of Seahope
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,500. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When Daisy awakes on the morning of her thirteenth birthday, little does she think that her grandfather needs her. Having lived at the orphanage all her young life it comes as a shock. She hadn't known she has a grandfather. There are other shocks ahead of Daisy- surprises and the horror of the thing that dwells within Seahope.
The Lost Magic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,200. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What is it that is so strange about their grandfather Jack? He tells Jake and Sophie- twins, wonderful tales that he says he can see in the unusual shaped lightbulb in the attic. But there is something more to the old man than the twins ever dreamed about. When they capture a leprechaun on holiday, little do they think their adventure is only beginning.
Randolph, Splendiferous Toy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,070. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
All over the western world, children want the most Fabulous, Splendiferous toy ever. The toy, a life-like little man, is being offered as a prize by eccentric millionaire, Carractiticus. The price of the ticket- 20pence. All proceeds going to help children in third world countries. Sophie, who has lost her father, sends off her ticket in the hope she will win it. What happens if she does?
Quest for the Rings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,390. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In Ireland, three teenagers are taken over by superior beings. They must find the Three rings and defeat the evil Darknaught and save the Land. Monsters, fairies, strange beings are all here in this exciting fast paced story by best selling author, James, J. Deeney. The story is suitable for eight to twelve year olds.
Magic of the Dolphin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,980. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Teenage Twins, Jake and Sophie, both competent scuba-divers, disappear underwater with the famous Dingle dolphin, Fungie. In the fabled Land of Hy-Brasil, they must search for the Goodright- aided by the mysterious Magician, Callen. Many adventures lie ahead as they fight to save the dolphins from the evil Catcatch.
Keeper of the Amulet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When great Uncle Jericho returns from China, bearing a trunk with a magic amulet in it, little does young Sean realize the adventure that lies ahead of him. Using the powerful amulet, he must avenge his father and save all Ireland from the evil monster, Marlon.
Jungle Stories for Children
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Here are ten jungle stories for children. Parents will enjoy reading them to younger children. The stories are all centred around Cadebra the wise Zebra who solves many of the animals problems. The stories have a moral theme parents might like to point out to their children.
Half-blood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,080. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Go on an adventure with the half elf, half human boy, Calle, and the legendary bowman, Talisman on their search for the elf ring. With it, Calle, the last of the elf nation. will be able to defeat the evil Tamworth, a monster who killed his parents. Children of all ages will love this fantasy.
Grannies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The evil Grannies are out to kidnap and "Do away with", Britain's favorite grandchild. Can Jack, his granny, and Jack's uncanny, autistic pal, Tommy foil their plans?
Daisy's Magical Summer Adventure (and other stories)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,520. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Daisy meets a giant-sized badger on her holiday she knows she is going to have a magical adventure. When it speaks to her she is shocked. But what happens when the badger asks her to save the strange colored rabbits? For younger readers. Parents will enjoy reading it to their children.
Fantasy Irish Tales for Children
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,220. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Contained within this collection are, Goblins, Elves, Wood nymphs, Water nymphs, and the most powerful Fairy of them all, Queen Aoibe, These tales will be enjoyed by children who love magic and wonder. Set in an Ireland before MAN came they will enjoy, The Magic of the Unicorn, The Magic of great Oak Tree, and other tales.
Dragonfly Cottage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
One day, whilst visiting her grandmother's cottage a beautiful Dragonfly flies into the garden. Daisy is shocked when the creature looks at her, its tiny human face smiling. Later, on another visit to her grandmother's cottage other strange things happen. A beautiful story that parents will enjoy reading to their children.
Call to the River Country
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Legend of, Silver, Blackie and Goldie, A Rabbit, a Golden Eagle and Blackie a Badger, must team up and go on a quest. Something in the River Country is making the animals ill. Many are dying. It's up to Silver and his companions to help save all the animals. Will they succeed?
Mushroom (The six book Series)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 164,380. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Here are all my six Mushroom stories in one. Enjoy the adventures of the special boy with the grey streak in his hair. He is called, Badger and he is needed in the Lands, where he is known as, the Grey One. With his dog, Beano and his faithful companion, Magillycuddy the leprechaun, as they encounter all sorts of strange creatures.
Mushroom (Book Six)
Series: mushroom, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,120. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
On this exciting adventure, Badger's dead mother appears. She warns him that the Passover Portal is closed. The dead parents of the dead children in Inner World cannot get through to be united with their children. Badger and Beano are off on their most terrifying adventures yet. They will have to face the Hell Hag, and other terrible creatures.
Mushroom (Book Five)
Series: mushroom, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,650. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This time, two magic mushrooms appear in the woods above Kilkee. Badger and Beano know that their adventures will be the most dangerous ever. Magic twins, Jayk and Soofee are in great danger. If they do not make contact on their coming of magical age then their magic will be lost forever.
Mushroom (Book Four)
Series: mushroom, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,650. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
On Badger and Beano's fourth adventure, a strange old man called, Merlin, appears in the woods above Kilkee. Badger and Beano know they are off on their most terrifying adventure yet. Demonial, the worst monster Badger and Beano will encounter, is after the girl, Feverfew's powerful magic.
Mushroom (Books One, Two and Three)
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 78,280. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In these three books of fantasy for children of all ages, go on fabulous adventures with Badger, and his faithful dog, Beano, as they travel through strange lands, meeting, monsters, leprechauns, fairies, and other weird and wonderful characters.
Mushroom (Book Three)
Series: mushroom, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,040. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
They call him Badger. Beano is his faithful dog... Snatched by Curselees and whisked to the underworld, Badger's father is in danger. Without magic- can Badger save his father? Badger and Beano fight against time, weird monsters and mysterious powers. All the while the demons are licking their lips.
Mushroom (Book Two)
Series: mushroom, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,900. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
They call him Badger because of the white streak down the middle of his black hair... Beano is his faithful dog... Together they must rescue the children of Inner World from the evil Mefistofelees. The magic of the Cross of Life will help and Macha the fairy loans Badger her powerful ring. But they also need the special music of the Magic Harp.
Mushroom (Book One)
Series: mushroom, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,530. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
They call him Badger, because of the white streak down the middle of his black hair... But in the Land, Beyond, he is known as the Grey One and he has fantastic powers... Beyond is a strange land indeed, a roller-coaster of fantasy, magic and adventure
My Witch Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,790. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Teenager Jake travels across America with his granny- his witch granny in a Camper van. As they search for Jake's witch mother they are pursued by the Unit, a band of day vampires- chemically enhanced men whose only desire is to become real vampires. Ther Unit is led by Jake's aunt. On their journey, they pick up Manus, a martial arts one-;legged man and his niece, Kells.
An Alien called Robert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,690. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An alien contacts three teenagers. The alien had crashed into a lough in Donegal Ireland, and its safety craft, that it has lain in for over a thousand years, is quickly surfacing. Each of the contacted teenagers is intelligent. The boys are lonely. Paul is fat. Conor's father is dead. Sarah is a computer genius.
Alien on the run
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,040. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An alien flees from its prison on a slave ship. He lands on earth and changing to become a dog, he quickly makes friends with Tommy, a red-haired boy who is being bullied at School. Meanwhile, six alien bounty hunters are sent to bring back the escaped alien, dead or alive.
The Workhouse Boy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,660. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016 by Jack Scoltock. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
This is the story about the brothers Jake and Eamon Miller and their family, buffeted about in those times of hardship in Derry 1870… An early version of this novel was read to schoolchildren in Londonderry and the teacher told the author that she’d never had such a good strong reaction from her children over a story

Series

mushroom
These six books are about the adventures of a boy-Badger and his wonderful dog-Beano as they travel throughout the lands saving those in trouble. Full of magic, weird and wonderful creatures, and of course monsters, these books beginning with Mushroom one, will transport young readers of all ages on adventures they will never forget.

Mushroom (Book One)

Price: $0.99 USD.

Mushroom (Book Two)

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Mushroom (Book Three)

Price: $0.99 USD.

Mushroom (Book Four)

Price: $0.99 USD.

Mushroom (Book Five)

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Books

A Derry Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,280. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
This is a love story, about a beautiful Derry girl, who gets a chance to go to America to appear in a perfume commercial. Later she becomes a famous movie-star. Missing the friends and boyfriend she left behind, she returns to her troubled City . Violence and close relationships are portrayed in this modern saga.
Challenge of the Red unicorn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,850. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Chalice, the sacred supreme unicorn, has been captured with other unicorns, by the Weers- wolf-like monsters, whose evil leader, Rashark, is stealing all of their magic. Can orphan boy, Eoin save Chalice and everyone else?
Going Back to Neverland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,420. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Lost boys, Slightly, Tootles, Curly, the twins and Nibs have disappeared back to Neverland. Why? Something is going wrong with Peter and he is helpless to stop it. He needs Wendy and her brothers to come back to Neverland and find out what it is.
Golden Weddin' Anniversary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,090. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
All hell breaks loose at the golden wedding anniversary celebrations of the McPartland family in Derry. A visit by the Blessed Virgin Mary to some of the children causes more trouble. A black comedy from renowned Derry author, Jack Scoltock
The Birthday Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,810. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African
Jack Scoltock's second collection of eighteen modern Irish short stories, consist of some quirky tales and a play. The play, and story, Birthday Boy, is set eighteen years after Bloody Sunday and tells the story of the birthday boy, Eamon, who does not want to march on the anniversary with his father, whom he believes hates him. Family rows erupt when Eamon's father finds out about it.
Brothers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,800. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
One night while watching TV with his autistic brother, Gerard notices how excited he gets when a program about dolphins is shown. Gerard makes up his mind to somehow get Patrick to the south of Ireland where the famous Dolphin, Fungie lives. But his mother's boyfriend, an unsavory character, convinces her that Patrick would be better off in a Home for special children.
Bully Squad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,670. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
When Jack finds out his little sister, Daisy is being bullied by three girls from his class, he is shocked. He's also worried about his father who is in the early stages of Dementia. Determined to stamp out bullying in his school, Jack attempts to set up a bullying squad network to aid the victims and expose the perpertrators.
Quest of the Royal Twins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,220. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
For some reason, the twins, Siobhan and Jim, have had a series of restless nights. Both have heard mysterious noises. Both sense a strange presence. Soon they will make a startling discovery that will change their lives forever. For, unknown to themselves, Jim and Siobhan, possess rare, magical powers. And now their help is needed. The secret world of the leprechauns is in mortal danger.
First Communion A Collection of Modern Irish Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,490. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African
Renowned Irish author Jack Scoltock provides a rare glimpse into everyday life in the midst of religious and political strife in this collection of Irish short stories. From coping with family members in the IRA to the trials of Catholic children attending Protestant schools, these stories reveal the complexities of modern living with a deft and insightful eye.
Seek the Enchanted Antlers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,620. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three Teenagers decide to climb Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal, Ireland, one Mid-summers day. On top of the mountain, they have the adventure of their young lives. Who are the Staggas, and why is one of the teenagers changing? What are the Chookies? This exciting, fast-paced story from Derry's most published children's author will be enjoyed by all ages.
Perry's Adventure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
An exciting story about Perry, a brave young mouse who sets out to rescue his mother on the day before Christmas Eve. He travels the sewers, the valley of owls, the street of cats; he meets bats and dogs of all sizes-- and he discovers the BLACK BUILDING.
Justine's Secret Challenge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Nobody believes in fairies- but what do you do when they appear? Justine got the shock of her life when she spent the night with her friends in a tent at the bottom of their garden... A marvellous fantasy, full of quirky characters led by the courageous and mischievous heroine, Justine.
Davey's Siege (A Siege of Derry story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,840. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The year is 1689 and young Davey Alexander and his family, with thirty thousand other Protestants, are trapped inside the City of Derry by the Catholic Jacobite army. Hunger, constant bombing by cannon fire, disease and surrounded by King James and his Jacobite army, Will Davey and his family survive?
The Sand Clocker (Spanish Armada Stowaway)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Violent storms, seasickness, raging battles, cannon-fire, scurvy and lice- life on board the galleon La Trinidad Valencera is terrifying and dangerous. Will the two cousins reach the English coast alive? Who will win the final great sea battle? And can they ever hope to make it home again? A Spanish Armada story from one of Ireland's best storytellers.
Patrick's Gift (Another Adventure)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,670. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Patrick, the boy with the Fairy Gift, is off on, "Another Adventure!" This time he tackles more monsters and almost dies, before facing his most dangerous foe yet. Accompanied once again by, Maeveen the witch. Patrick is in for a terrible shock when he finds out who he will have to destroy on this Adventure. An exciting sequel from Irish author, Jack Scoltock
Patrick's Gift
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,230. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Patrick is being bullied at school. One day, on the way home from, he meets a strange old woman who tells him that the fairies have a gift for him. That night Patrick goes to the fairy ring in the hills above his house and there he receives his Gift. A gift that will change his life forever. Later, he meets a strange magician and his adventure into a wondrous world begins.

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