I very rarely talk about personal stuff on this blog. Today is a very rare day.
Today my son's first book was published. He is 11. If I could be any more proud I would burst.
His book is "Invasion in the Quadrant of Doom" and it is the first book in the "Eric and the Defenders of the Universe" series.
When Sam was 9 he said he wanted to write a book. Kids say many things so there is always a balance between taking things with a pinch of salt and trying not to crush dreams. So we waited to see what would happen. Sure enough many nights he would sit at his computer and write more on his book and occasionally he would say he had written a new chapter. We would read it and be delighted that he was totally serious about writing a book. He finished the book in November 2009 (over a year later) and we felt the achievement warranted some recognition so we agreed to get it printed. The cover artwork is by Gary Young and 30 copies of the book were printed by Choir Press. The print run was solely intended for friends and family so you can't buy it anywhere and there is no ISBN number. And as the last page of the book says:-
The adventure continues in book 2 of Eric and the Defenders of the Universe "The Dead One Walks Again".
As a proud father I have to say it really doesn't get any better than this.