Sunday, 27 July 2014

Meet my character - blog tour

Thanks to fellow Maverick author Alex English for inviting me to take part in this 'Meet My Character' blog tour. Alex's delightful debut children's book, Yuck said the Yak is out in September, and she introduced us to the book's main character last week. This week, it's my turn to tell you a bit about the lead character in my new book, Hocus Pocus Diplodocus.

1. What’s you character’s name? Are they a fictional or historical person?
He is called Hocus P. Diplodocus, and he is entirely fictional. He doesn't get his magical middle name until part-way through the book.

2. When and where is the story set?
The story is set 150 million years ago, in the land of the dinsoaurs.

3. What should we know about him/her?
Hocus is not like the other little dinosaurs. For a start, his skin is covered in star-shaped blotches, and he soon discovers he can do some pretty unusual and surprising things that the other dinosaurs can not. 

 4. What is their main conflict? What messes up their life?
Most of the time, Hocus is in control of his magical powers. But sometimes, usually when he sneezes, he makes things disappear by accident. This certainly has the potential to 'mess up his life'! 

5. What is their personal goal?

To entertain and amaze his fellow dinosaurs by performing incredible tricks in his weekly magic shows. 

6. What is the book’s working title? Can we read more about it?

The book is called 'Hocus Pocus Diplodocus', and the illustrations are by Kate Daubney. The book is out now and available to order from online retailers. It is also (hopefully) making it's way into a bookshop near you! 

7. When will it be published? 
It was published in May 2014.

Next week, it's the turn of another Maverick author, Rachel Lyon, to introduce you to the main character in her forthcoming book, called  I Wish I'd Been Born a Unicorn - don't miss it!