In August 2022, The Sun and the Starlings won seven Outstanding Creator Awards plus two 'honourable mentions', including:
AUDIOBOOKS AWARD - WINNER
FANTASY AWARD - WINNER
BEST WORLD-BUILDING AWARD - WINNER
TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT FICTION AWARD
MYTHS/LEGENDS/FAIRY TALES AWARD
ACTION AND ADVENTURE FANTASY AWARD
HONOURABLE MENTIONS for the BEST VILLAIN and the most FUNNY AND BIZARRE MOMENTS!
I wrote The Sun and the Starlings audiobook for middle grade children upwards. It includes sound effects, incidental music and full length pieces especially composed for it. The whole is arranged into nineteen chapters of twenty minutes length each which makes it especially suitable for bedtime listening. I had lots of practise at storytelling during my teaching years and it's something I am loathe to give up! You can find the audiobook in many online stores including:
You can find the E-Book of THE SUN AND THE STARLINGS in lots of online stores, including Amazon. Click this UNIVERSAL BOOK LINK for some stores to choose from.
When the Queen (known as Queenie - she can't bear starchiness) and her court jester. Chucklegorgon, are threatened by a famine, everything starts to go wrong.
Hunted by horrors and unnerved by shape-shifting deceptions, the friends must face their own fears and find a way through shadows from the past. But they are so small and the darkness seems too big for them. How can they save the Kingdom?
'The Sun and the Starlings' is a fantasy adventure for middle grade children upwards. The e-book contains full colour illustrations of the characters. The audiobook contains music and sound effects. If you like 'The Chronicles of Narnia', you will love this world where loyalty and friendship are tested to the limit in a desperate battle against a hidden enemy.