Seeing kids excited about reading and clutching a new book is something that always makes my heart sing. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when the cover peeking out at me, the book they were so happy about, was one I co-authored with nine of my writing friends!
Into Tordon has had its official Sydney launch at Berkelouw Books Balgowlah (huge thanks to Lee and her team) – and oh what a night!
From crazy word-jumbles to colouring-in competitions, merchandise prizes and book readings, the kids were plunged whole-heartedly into the “Tordon” world.
There was also plenty for adults as we celebrated the book and the arrival of author Z.F. Kingbolt onto the literary scene.
Best-selling children’s author Susanne Gervay launched the book to the large gathering of supporters with enthusiasm and excitement describing it as “a must read for kids and adults“. Susanne told the enthusiastic crowd she couldn’t put it down – a problem when there is other work to be done! She even described it as “Harry Potter on steroids” although as one of my fellow authors Tony McFadden pointed out – we don’t endorse the use of performance enhancing drugs! Thank you so much Susanne for your incredible endorsement and support, it is wonderful to share this journey with you.
About Into Tordon
Into Tordon and Z.F. Kingbolt are the creations of nine authors and I feel honoured to be among such a wonderful pool of writing talent! The authors are Leah Boonthanom, Tracey Jackson, Tony McFadden, Liz Michell, Mijmark, Zoya Nojin, Kristin Prescott (me), Zena Shapter and Kirsten Taylor.
Writing collaboratively on such a big and exciting project was one of the best and most rewarding experiences so far in my writing career. It certainly had its challenges to overcome. At times we felt a little like our protagonists in Into Tordon, Beth and Zane, but we did succeed and through a fabulous team effort we brought the book to life. It was also a fantastic way to grow as an author. I write more about tips on writing collaboratively HERE.
Huge thanks need to go to our amazing publisher Anna Solding from MidnightSun Publishing who was brave enough to take on nine authors and this book. We are so grateful for her confidence and passion for Into Tordon which is now allowing us to share the book with any children or children at heart that enjoy online games, riddles, action and adventure.
We’ll be holding our Adelaide launch on Saturday 19 November, 2pm at Shakespeare’s Book & Coffee Shop in Blackwood. Why not stop by and meet some of the authors and our wonderful publisher – i’ll see you there!!
Join the “Into Tordon” conversation
If you’d like to know more about Into Tordon and follow Z.F. Kingbolt then head to the website.
Books are available NOW at Berkelouw Books Balgowlah and will be in other stores from 1 November (if your local doesn’t have it – get them to order it in!!)