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Joseph Delaney

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Joseph Delaney is a full time writer living in Lancashire, in the heart of Boggart territory. He first got the idea for the Wardstone Chronicles 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. M
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This is my very first GoodReads blog, in fact my first blog for 2013. It has been a very busy year with writing and tour commitments and recently a most important writing deadline loomed as I put the finishing touches on the final book in the series, Spook’s 13. The proof reading and editing process is finally over and soon it will be printed, the cover and title will be revealed here on August... Read more of this blog post »
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