I was so pleased to receive this on Saturday. My Award certificate from the RSR writing competition for Flying Solo, which is an extract from my new book, It shouldn’t happen to a microlight pilot. If you would like to read some of my work for FREE please go to http://www.mpward.co.uk and subscribe to my page.
When I was writing Eternal Flame, I was also painting on canvas the images I was seeing in my head. I painted five paintings, but I must admit one of them came from a painting by Boris Valejo the fantasy artist. It was strange that I imagined a Lion with Wings and a beautiful Princess from the Ice Kingdom was on its back then I saw his picture. It helped me paint my idea. Do you guys paint your ideas when writing stories? Eternal Flame won’t be available for at least a year yet, so in the meantime, take a look at my other books.
My new book ‘It shouldn’t happen to a Microlight Pilot’ has won an award before it has even been published or even been accepted by my agent. What about that. Wondering how I did it?
The short version is I entered one of the chapters in a short story competition and it won. For now why not check out my other award winning book ‘Sam to the Ends of the Earth’ available in all formats including audio.
Sam to the Ends of the Earth is now available as an audio book. I particularly enjoyed the narrator playing the part as the witch. Have a listen it’s FREE if you have an Amazon account.
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Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.
Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult – Adventure book “Sam to the Ends of the Earth” by Mike Ward, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M5EY2K6.
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“Reviewed By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite
Sam to the Ends of the Earth is the third book in The Sea Witch Series by Mike Ward, a wonderful meld of young adult fantasy and adventure. This is the story of a brave young girl, sixteen-year-old Jenny, who is upset by the sudden kidnapping of her best friend, Sam, by an evil witch. She can’t find peace with Sam away and vows to do everything she can to rescue him. But where has the wicked witch taken him, and does she have what it takes to put up a good fight against one so powerful and merciless? As she begins her search, aided by Johnny, one of Sam’s closest friends, Jenny uncovers another deadly plan: the witch intends to destroy Cornwall. The challenges mount with each step she takes, and what complicates things even more is that Johnny is falling for her and she fears sharing the same feelings.
Mike Ward is a good storyteller and he has created characters that are real and that readers can relate to easily. Jenny is tough and still so genuinely flawed, which is a great element in her character development arc. Ward weaves a lot of suspense into the story, getting readers interested in finding out what might happen between Johnny and Jenny. I enjoyed the role Johnny plays in the story; he comes in to complicate things and raise the emotional impact of the story. Sam to the Ends of the Earth is a rare gem and I loved it the way I loved Stephenie Meyer’s writing, but there is more realism in this one than in Meyer’s. It is a delightful read.”
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