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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 is the author of Wardstone Chronicles, Starblade Chronicles, Arena 13, Aberrations and a new book came out in April 2020, Brother Wulf. This is a new spooks story featuring Tom and Alice, but introducing a new character, a young monk called Brother Wulf.

He first got the idea for the Spooks 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.
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Joseph Delaney Read widely, keep a notebook and write down everything that comes into your head, including dreams, make sure you write every day and persevere. I was…moreRead widely, keep a notebook and write down everything that comes into your head, including dreams, make sure you write every day and persevere. I was rejected over 97 times before I was published. (less)
Joseph Delaney Yes you are correct because I think there is good and evil in all of us and I want my books to reflect that. So there is no clear distinction between …moreYes you are correct because I think there is good and evil in all of us and I want my books to reflect that. So there is no clear distinction between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ characters! For example Alice struggles to be good despite her powers that come from the dark and Tom must compromise with the dark in order to survive.(less)
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November 2020

Recently, one thing that has occupied my time has been making short films for use in schools. One of them was my personal account of how ‘The Spook’s Apprentice’ was turned into a film called ‘Seventh Son’.
As some of you may know, the film was a disappointment to me because it differed so much from the book. Strangely, (apart from the changes) revisiting it has made realise that the film is far b Read more of this blog post »
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Hello. Good to hear Wulf is up there with Grimalkin ! I enjoyed creating his character. Tom Ward forgave Alice because he loved her too much not to do so. We learn a little more about realms of light as the books progress. I am not sure where Mam is See Full Answer
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This is an excellent book but not one for the squeamish! This could be classed as Science Fiction or Speculative Fiction but the horrible truth is that this could be happening now somewhere on our world.
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‘The Witching Stone’ by Danny Weston, is another winner from that Northern publisher UCLAN. Hot on the heels of A J Hartley, with his books ‘Cold Bath Street’ and ‘Written Stone Lane’, Danny delivers another superb spooky tale set in Lancashire.
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Okonkwo is the hero of the story, a legend in his own lifetime who had once wrestled and defeated someone who had never before been defeated – a great wrestler called Amalinze the Cat. Now many years later, Okonkwo is an important man amongst a clan ...more
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I’d never even heard of Connie Willis until recently but now I am reading her books and enjoying them. She has won lots of prizes, has been writing for years and her main topic is time travel.
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This is an excellent Science Fantasy novel. Rex is a genetically modified soldier. He’s big and dangerous with more dog in him than human. He’s also part of what is called a ‘Multiform Assault Pack’ – a team which includes a hive mind of bees and a m
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“Now it's the dark's turn to be afraid.”
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“The first step towards knowledge is to accept your own ignorance.”
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