James Nicol

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I always knew I wanted to write the kind of fantasy novel I had escaped into as a child, somewhere that felt safe and filled with characters that did brave things and had lots of fun at the same time. But I wanted the magic in my book to be part of the world, not a secret, and I wanted to see what happened after a witch was trained and was sent out into the world to work. When I was thinking about all this, one day I got a really clear image of a scene for the book – I wrote it all down as quickly as I could and then thought, now what happens next ...

James Nicol has loved books and stories his whole life. As a child he spent hours absorbed in novels, watching epic 1980s cartoons or adventuring in the wood at the bottom of the garden searchi
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James Nicol Hi Jodie - thanks for your message and question. I'm so SO pleased you enjoyed The Apprentice Witch, I had the best time writing the book and am now l…moreHi Jodie - thanks for your message and question. I'm so SO pleased you enjoyed The Apprentice Witch, I had the best time writing the book and am now loving every second of writing the second book! It's due out in the UK in October 2017, and will feature favourite characters from The Apprentice Witch as well as some new mysterious people and creatures to help or hinder Arianwyn. :) (less)
James Nicol Hi Leslie - YES there is going to be an audio book of A Witch Alone from Scholastic / Chicken House. i'm not sure exactly when it will be out - i'm gu…moreHi Leslie - YES there is going to be an audio book of A Witch Alone from Scholastic / Chicken House. i'm not sure exactly when it will be out - i'm guessing just after the hardback later this year - but the very good news is that Elizabeth Knowelden will be narrating it again - i'm thrilled as I thought she was perfect on The Apprentice Witch!

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