Derek began writing after making a new resolution in the year 2000 and hasn't looked back. He has a thriving schools program, storytelling and taking creative writing workshops around local schools. He lives in Northern Ireland with his wife, Elaine and has twin daughters, Sarah-Jane and Rebekah.
Jonny Duddle has a background in computer games and character development. He has worked as a concept artist for Aardman Animation and drew the new covers for the Harry Potter series. He is best known for his award-winning picture books, including The Pirates Next Door, which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll
(Paperback: Re-issue) - 04/08/2016
SynopsisWill Gallows, a young elfling sky cowboy, rides out on a perilous quest to bring the evil snake-bellied troll bandit, Noose Wormworx, to justice. Noose is wanted for the murder of Will's pa - the former deputy sheriff of Oretown.
Will's journey takes him deep into the heart of the West-Rock, to the dark underground city of Deadrock, where he soon uncovers a deadly secret that could spell disaster not only for Oretown, but for the whole of the West-Rock.