Ngaire Elder writes from Malaga in Spain.
Book Bio: The Adventures of Cecilia Spark: the Brimstone Forest by Ngaire Elder
Book title: The Adventures of Cecilia Spark: the Brimstone Forest
Book rating: G (all ages)
Independent Author Index (IAI): What is your book about?
Ngaire Elder (NG): This is the story about a girl called Cecilia who is captured by a witch whilst she is bug hunting in her garden. The witch takes Cecilia to her witchwam in the Brimstone Forest and she is locked in a cage. This is the start of Cecilia Spark’s enchanting adventure. As the story unravels we read about her encounter with the snapdragon plants, her entrapment in a dragon’s net and her meeting with the Troglosauruses
IAI: How did you pick the topic for The Adventures of Cecilia Spark: the Brimstone Forest?
NG: I wanted to encourage children to love the great outdoors and inspire them to explore their gardens, imagining themselves having the most fantastic adventures whilst doing so.
Therefore, writing about a young adventurer seemed the most logical step.
IAI: How is The Adventures of Cecilia Spark: the Brimstone Forest different from other books that cover the same or similar information?
NG: Brimstone Forest is an original story, full of delightful chracters and fun adventures. Peter Maddocks’ illustrations bring the story to life!
IAI: What do you like most about writing this book?
NG: Going on the adventure with Cecilia Spark and Soldier the Mouse.