A Tale of Friendship, Love and Loss. When twelve year old Polly moves into her new house she gets more than she bargained for. With the help of Mrs Butterworth, the old lady next door, Polly finds herself shot straight into a world of Fairies and Goblins, Pixies & Elves and much more. In a race against time, only she, and a mischievous Boggart called Hob, can bring back the Fairie races that were accidentally put to sleep by a powerful and ancient spell. Polly and the Boggart is the first in a series of magical stories detailing the exploits of Hob (The Boggart) and his friends.
The Ogre leaned towards the little Boggart. “Where we go, there are rivers of molten rock, lakes of acid, seas and oceans filled with the stench of millions of dead and dying creatures.” “Do they sell candyfloss?” The Ogre smiled at the Boggarts humour, but somehow Hob didn’t feel very comfortable under that evil twisted grimace. HOB’S SECOND ADVENTURE! A couple of years have passed since Hob’s last adventures and, no longer a True Fairie, he finds himself somewhat alone in the land of mortals until the Council of Seven offer him a task to recover the mysterious Crystal Sphere, an ancient artifact that they hope will speed up the process of reawakening all the Fairie races. With Minxy the Imp to help him along the way, Hob soon finds himself plunged into a world of Goblins, Ogres, Giants, Dragons, Magic and Mayhem and, once again finds himself faced with difficult, heart-breaking decisions.
David was born before there were such things as televisions, electricity or the written word.
He attended an all-girl comprehensive school (until he failed the medical) and was once the richest person in the known universe.
David currently lives on a small asparagus plantation in Fiji with his two cats and an invisible ostrich called Gerald. Gerald is particularly partial to asparagus, therefore, David is still to realise his second fortune…
Well, the bit about the cats is true!
In truth, David used to be a professional illusionist – yes, floating rabbits and pulling women out of a hat – or something like that. When that career vanished, he moved into publishing for a few years before donning a tie and entering the corporate world, still performing, as the trainer for one of the world’s largest Internet gaming companies.
Throughout the years he has always written. Apart from the boring stuff that makes him money – copy-writing and editing for different agencies and clients – David has a number of unpublished children’s novels under his belt and a plethora of unfinished novels across various genres that range from a brief outline about cyber-crime to a hilarious internet rom-com that he abandoned after about 35,000 words.
Whilst always wanting to write ‘that big novel’, he admits that what he does best (apart from making excellent spicy cheese meatballs) is children’s comedy and nonsense poetry. Nowadays, it’s this that he’s focusing most of his spare time on.
One reader once described his writing as “Dr Seuss meets Lewis Carroll, with a touch of Roald Dahl”. So, be prepared for “Charlie and the Cheshire Cat in a Hat“.
What you’ll find here are some random musings, the occasional real ‘piece’ and many bits and bobs and unfinished verses or paragraphs.