Joshua’s life is on the line, as he attempts to navigate through the magical world of Forestium to find the truth about his father. He and his companions will need to use all their cunning to stay alive and avoid the dark forces of the Goat. Will he find the magical orbs and open the Portallas, a magical gateway to other worlds, before he’s killed?
Joshua sets out to learn the truth about his father. Along the way, he finds friends, enemies, adventure, romance and himself.
GET TO KNOW THE AUTHOR!
What do you do for a living?
Hmmm. Well, the way I make money is in IT. I manage an IT department for a hosting company. I’ve been in IT for the past *cough* 30 years or so (has it really been that long already?!).
What else do you get up to?
Well, probably the one thing that takes up most of my time is the volunteer work I do in the community. I’m very involved with a local community group here in our suburb in Victoria (located about 40k from Melbourne in the South East suburbs). I also serve on the odd committee here and there and from time to time.
Do you spend a lot of your time writing?
Over the past year, I’ve devoted quite a bit of time to my PORTALLAS series of novels, which I have been thoroughly enjoying.
Have you travelled?
Oh yes, extensively. I’ve lived and worked in England twice (which is where I grew up), The Netherlands, The United States and now Australia. Back in 2002, my wife and I sold our house in Jacksonville, Florida, and we spent about 18 months (over the course of about two and a half years) backpacking around the world – unemployed, homeless, transient bums, as I used to call us at the time. I think the current tally is 40 countries and 13 states in America. Still plenty of the world left to see yet, though.
Yes, I’ve been married for nearly 30 years and have 2 wonderful children in primary school. I also have a large, extended family.
Writing, education (I run a small education supplies company called Bounce Learning Kids), mathematics, civics and computers.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Hmmm. That’s a good question. Retired might be nice.
TV & movie likes and dislikes?
I enjoy pretty much anything to do with Star Trek and have spent endless hours watching all the TNG, DS9 & Voyager series (we don’t talk about the Enterprise series. Shhh! Let’s pretend those don’t exist). I’m also a big fan of Star Wars and generally enjoy anything relating to cosmology, science, mathematics or natural history.
Who are your heroes?
Wow! There are so many to choose from but I would go with the great names in science, such as Newton, Einstein, Hawking, Bohr, Mendeleev, Galileo, Euler, Euclid, Darwin, Kepler, Copernicus, Heisenberg, Feynman, etc.
Do you have pets?
Yes, I have 2 cats, a guinea pig and an aquarium full of fish. I don’t count the flies, mosquitoes or spiders.
Where did you grow up?
England, but I’d lived in several countries and am currently living in Australia.
What’s your favourite book?
Hmmm. That’s tough. I really enjoyed Spycatcher, by Peter Wright.
Who is your favourite author and why? Another good one. I really admire JK Rowling and the inspiration she provided to so many children to pick up a book and read.
Find out more about his inspiration and writing on his blog!
This giveaway is open internationally and the winner will be chosen on the 10th! I will be giving your email deirectly to the author and he will send the ebook! Please don’t cheat, i will be checking the entries and if you do win, posting a review of the book once you’re done would be a great help! Make sure you put the correct email address and good luck to all! MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR 😉