Irish author, Shelia O’Flanagan announced some exciting news this week when she revealed that she would be writing a children’s book called ‘The Runner’ with her publisher Hodder Books.
She revealed the news on her website –
“I’m really excited to tell you that I’m now also a children’s book author! The lovely people at Hodder book publishing will be bringing out my first every book for children in 2016. It’s a fantasy and will be for boys and girls in the 12+ age group. It’s called The Runner and it’s about a sixteen year old boy named Joe who is bullied at school and who one day steps through a portal into a different world. But he’s walked into training camp for young people who have a very special mission to carry out. The must venture beyond the Shield that protects their country to place the organic units that keep the Shield in place. This means they have to journey through enemy territory where one false move will get them captured and killed. Joe is forced to travel with one of the Runners, a clever and capable girl named Kaia who is determined to do whatever is necessary to protect her country….
I had great fun writing Joe’s story and seeing how he dealt with being in a different world with people whose values are very different to his own. I hope children and their parents will enjoy reading it too!”
Sounds like an interesting book, no matter the age!
For more information and updates, check out Shelia’s website.