Hi all, I'd love to tell some more schools about this awesome competition. If you can put up a poster at your school, please let me know and I'll send you one. The first prize is $150, so get to work on your art. Details at the Hunters of Reloria webpage: www.huntersofreloria.weebly.com
I'm getting great feedback from the professional editor who is editing Elven Jewel. He said he was so engrossed with the story that he had to keep reading and come back to editing later. He said I should be writing full time and he can't wait to read the next one. awesome!
I heard some good news today about a year 7 class who are reading Elven Jewel and creating artwork for the competition. That's great news and I can't wait to see their entries.
Writers' Web asked its authors: 'What helps you write?'
Click on this link for Kasper's response:
Portal by Cecily Dunne
This was the first book I was sent to review by Writers' Web. I really enjoyed it too.
It is a time-travel adventure about a 17 year old girl, named Gemma, who accidentally falls through a portal and is transported back in time to medieval Morven. The land Gemma discovers is ancient and is beset by war over land ownership. Gemma meets a Prince and they have an instant attraction before they are torn away from each other by battle. Young Gemma's tenacity and fencing skills come in handy during the dangerous trials ahead of her. I particularly enjoy Cecily's writing style and her depictions of medieval life and would recommend it for youngsters who enjoy action books.
Cravenghast by Darryl Caine
Warning: this one is for adults only.
This is a rare gem: a book written and published in Brisbane in 1997, but no longer available anywhere that I can find. I managed to borrow a copy for a read and would love to buy a copy if anyone knows where to find it. It was a great tale about a group of strangers from modern Brisbane who were transported to a strange, medieval-type world inhabited by strange beasts and red-skinned warriors. The Duke of Cravenghast is a ranger lord who protects a vast area of land and comes back to his home periodically. One day he arrives to find a group of Australians have appeared in his home and imprisons them. At first they see him as a barbarian, but as time goes by, he teaches them his language and develops feelings for one of the young ladies. There is plenty of action between the characters and war comes to Cravenghast. This is a great fantasy action adventure and I would recommend it for adults who like fantasy and medieval books.
I'm so excited to receive the first entry for the art competition.
It came from an 8-year-old in Cairns and is very sweet, with its little fairy under a tree. I can't wait to see what will come through the mail next. I don't mind if you enter the competition more than once, but I will probably only display 2 or 3 entries from an artist, so send your best ones in. Also, it took me ages to realise that I need to have the picture in JPEG format to upload, so please try to send it as a JPEG. I'm not the most savvy person on computing.
Please relate your artwork directly to a character or scene from the book, to give it a good chance of winning. Thanks so much.
How is your entry going for the art competition? Kasper even had a go here and drew Randir-La to get into the spirit. We bet that there are lots of great ides out there and we can't wait to see them. If you are 18 or younger, send in a picture of a character or scene from the new 'Elven Jewel' book for your chance to win $150. Visit www.huntersofreloria.weebly.com for details..
Thanks so much to everyone who is supporting the new release of Elven Jewel. We have already had sales in Qld, Vic and the U.K., which has been very exciting. I hope you are all enjoying the book.
To help spread the word about this new series, I have launched an art competition for the target audience of 11-18 year olds. Details are on the 'Art Competition' page on this website and there are 3 months to submit your entries. I can't wait to see what amazing ideas you can come up with.
There are huge prizes up for grabs: $150 1st; $100 2nd and $50 3rd. Any medium is accepted eg: charcoal, paint, pastel, watercolour......make a sculpture if it tickles your fancy.
Keep calm and be awesome, cheers, Kasper.
Breaking news: Elven Jewel
has been published on Writers' Web !!!
You can picture me here doing a happy dance with my family and friends. Yippee! It will be so great to be able to share my first book with you and the second book will be coming soon. Thanks so much to to everyone who has helped me by reading my drafts and helping me with artwork. Scott Patterson did the awesome cover photo and my friend Fi helped with the typing. As always, my number one helper and fan is awesome Bailey. Thanks for believing in me. You see...magic happens!
Available here at: https://writersweb.com.au/shop/elven-jewel/