Reading ➸ Alice and the Brain Guzzler Author Joseph Delaney – Rvtrek.info

Alice and the Brain Guzzler With Her Parents Bodies Still Warm In The Ground, Alice Deane Is Whisked Away By Her Aunt To Be Taught How To Be A Witch Alice Isn T Happy About This And Who Would Be, With Her Aunt S Brain Guzzling Familiar, Spig, Out To Get Her It Soon Becomes Clear That One Of Them Will Have To Go, And So Spig And Alice S Bitter Rivalry Plays Itself Out To A Gruesome EndPart Of The Storycuts Series, This Short Story Was Previously Published In Spooks Witches


About the Author: Joseph Delaney

Joseph Delaney is a full time writer living in Lancashire, in the heart of Boggart territory.He is the author of Wardstone Chronicles, Starblade Chronicles, Arena 13 and Aberrations He has a new book out in April 2020 Brother Wulf is a new spooks story featuring Tom and Alice, but introducing a new character, a young monk called Brother Wulf He first got the idea for the Spooks series when he moved to the village where he lives now and discovered there was a local boggart a man like me needs boggarts around He made a note in his notebook a story about a man who hunts boggarts and years later when he had to come up with an idea at short notice developed this into The Spook s Apprentice , the first book in the series.He continues to draw upon the folklore of Lancashire and has acquired much local knowledge over the years which he tweaks and modifies to create his fictional world Another source of inspiration has been Lancashire s varied and atmospheric landscape Many of the locations in the County are based on actual places in Lancashire In the early days of his writing career Joseph worked as a teacher at a Sixth Form College his subjects were English, Film and Media Studies He used to get up early and write every morning before work That way he could write a book a year which promptly got rejected When the Americans bought the series he decided to give up teaching and write full time Prior to teaching he worked as an engineer in his twenties, completing an apprenticeship just like Tom Ward in the spook s books.Joseph describes his method of writing as a process of discovery He doesn t plot too far ahead and often doesn t know what is going to happen until he writes it down In other words he makes it up as he goes along He prefers writing dialogue to description, in which he says he is a minimalist and leaves much to the reader s imagination Joseph has three children and nine grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events.The Spook s Apprentice, The Spook s Curse and The Spook s Secret have all been shortlisted for the Lancashire children s Book for the Year Award The Spook s Apprentice is the winner of both the Sefton Book Award and the Hampshire Book Award from publisher s website



10 thoughts on “Alice and the Brain Guzzler

  1. says:

    Loved it


  2. says:

    This was fun and gruesome.


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