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 Thunder Dragon's Roar
(Paperback: Re-issue) - 07/09/2017
SynopsisThe West Rock is crumbling. Land is fast becoming more precious than gold.
Sky cowboy, Will Gallows, having fled his home, is soon caught up in a bitter land feud between the cowboy settlers of the eastern arm and the elf 'braves' of Gung-Choux village. With battle looming, Will sets out to save his uncle from the hangman's noose. A quest that leads him to the rock's edge, where deadly thunder-dragons roam, and where he stumbles on a treacherous plot to drive the elf tribes off the eastern arm forever.
- Paperback: Re-issue
- Published: 07/09/2017
- ISBN: 9781849393287
- Age Range: 9+ years