Sunday, 13 January 2013

Mystery Story Winner Announced

Over on the Adventure Island website, Scott, Jack and Emily have been running a competition for readers to send in their own Adventure Island mystery stories.  Today the three friends (and Drift, of course!) have have been busy picking out the winners.

Here are the results, in Scott's own words.

 Congratulations to everyone who entered the Mystery Story Competition. The entries were all AMAZING! Jack and I have been reading them all afternoon here in London, and Emily has been reading them at The Lighthouse – we’ve been talking to each other on Skype and having loads of arguments about who should win! It was almost impossible to decide because they were all so brilliant!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy Endings, New Beginnings and Good Intentions!

The timing is perfect! 

The first of the four new
 Adventure Island books
 coming out in 2013
Just as 2012 was drawing to a close we were putting the final touches to the latest books in the Adventure Island series. 
The four new titles will bring the series up to fourteen, and this will probably be the last batch of mysteries for Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift to solve - at least for now - you never know what the future will bring, of course.

Coming to the end of such a long series is bittersweet - it has been so much fun to write and the Adventure Island team - both the fictional characters and the real ones - have been brilliant to work with. But it is exciting to embark on something new. 

And that is where the New Beginnings come in. I have some wonderful new projects to get started on (as soon as I have cleared my desk and caught up with emails and blogs and school visit plans). In the best secret agent tradition, I can't tell you about them now - not just because I like being mysterious -  but I don't want to jinx anything by spilling the beans too soon.

In the mean time, I will tell you about my New Year's Resolution.