Sunday, 1 July 2012

Respect Mah Authonomy!

Righty-ho then,

I've just joined a rather intriguing author's site run by HarperCollins ( where writers can upload their novels and get feedback from other writers (and professional editors, if the books get enough ratings to make it to the much coveted Editor's Desk).

Thanks to this, you can now read two of my novels online.

The first is Grandpa's Teeth - a children's novel which is best summed up in this strap-line:

'Pea Soup Pirates! Man-eating cows! Timmy Grimble must face these hazards and more on his voyage across the Seven Soups to reclaim his Grandpa's Teeth.'

It's only been up a few days, and has already received many favourable comments, including:

'Thank God for books like this one, and for writers who use the English language like it is music.'

and: 'This is a wonderful, delightful children's book. It has to be illustrated!!! The author, David Hailwood, writes some of the most vivid imagery I've ever read. His dialogue and his writing-style are flawless.'

so feel free to check it out yourselves at:

The other book, which I've only just put up a few moments ago, is the currently unfinished Sci-Fi comedy novel 'Breaking Even' (in which a man on an overpopulated planet discovers he has a secret buried in his mind that could either save mankind, or destroy it).  It's just the first fifteen chapters, but I will write more once I've finished a few other projects.  Breaking Even can be scrutinized here:

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