Monday, 29 May 2017

Monster Bait

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Monster Bait (Post 149)

Monster Bait (2001) is vaguely related to Selka (Post 14) It's not set in the Atland Islands, but in the Cameron Islands, but it's recognisably the same world because "sea sight" is mentioned. Jessica and Daniel go with Dad to the island where they camp in a spot a friend of Dad's knows. He suggests they should watch out for magical sights, and of course Jessica is the one to see the monster.

She and Daniel lay monster bait to lure it into camera range, when when they get a good look at the monster they make a bizarre discovery.

Although the monster turns out to be a couple of mischievous locals having fun, Jessica is not disappointed. She knows there's magic in the islands. She just has to open herself to find it. This, like Selka, is an Edward. B. Cracker title, and it was illustrated by Janine Dawson, who later illustrated the Jack Russell, Pet Vet and Pup Patrol series.

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Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service, leave me a message.

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