Watch out dragons... Here be Aaron!

Aaron Gray and the Dragon War Is now available as a book and ebook.

Aaron is a brat, which is understandable after everything he's been through. He also sees dragons when he hums, which isn't understandable by anyone, ever. He soon gets sucked into the dragons' dangerous war, where his only defences are his embarrassingly magical fingernails, and a fierce, ten-year-old girl.

Available everywhere across the world! Check out goodreads / amazon uk / amazon us / barnes & noble / book depository or your favourite book or ebook retailer.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Abbii and Daniel got married!

The Wilson household has been heavily distracted recently for one very important reason...

Abbii and Daniel got married!


That's a fan in the background by the way, Abbii didn't have fairy wings ;)
For those who don't pay close attention to the cover notes of my book, Abbii is the wonderful lady who designed the book's gorgeous blue cover. She's a clever clogs and one of the most amazing people I know. Her husband Daniel is just as amazing and I am very proud to know both of them.

Abbii and Daniel are both outstanding in their field...
The ceremony itself was outdoors in a beautiful campsite by Hay on Wye. That's me being the celebrant at the front. The happy couple asked me to officiate their wedding, to plan it myself and to surprise them. So no pressure there then! They did give me a list of things they were geeky about, which meant that we could have lots of Star Trek and Lord of the Rings references. Thankfully they forgave me! I even had some geeky badges...

For the last time it's not a Blue Peter badge!

That's Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek and Ministry of Magic badges.

It was a beautiful day, and the couple had planned it to perfection. There were games to play and plenty for the kids to do on the site, posh toilets, great food (Vegan Grindhouse, would recommend!) and amazing music.

My son carefully studying the swingball.

My wife Katie spent most of the previous fortnight making the wedding cake, which again the happy couple wanted as a surprise. When Abbii saw it she cried, I'm hoping it was happy tears!

Even the cake was in tiers...

So an absolutely amazing day which I will be thinking about for a long long time :)

Monday, 12 June 2017

Ozy and Millie


Since the UK is so politics heavy at the moment, I thought I'd add to the mix. The above comic is taken from the amazing www.ozyandmillie.org, which I followed fairly religiously until it finally reached the end of its story in 2008.

Ozy and Millie are both young foxes learning about life and philosophy. Llewellyn, the dragon in the picture, is Ozy's dad. I absolutely would recommend going to www.ozyandmillie.org and looking through the archives. The humour is subtle and the stories are beautiful.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Book Two Spoilers

At least one of the following ten things happens in book two ;-)

  • Alec and Cecil get married.
  • Brian gets horribly killed.
  • Jack and Mel share a kiss
  • Julia woke up, it was all a dream
  • The piskies are banned from making riddles
  • Arboris's son is even more sarcastic than he is.
  • The trees in the Taciton Forest grow faces
  • The Calmat community opens a health spa
  • The Vampire Sprites sparkle in daylight
  • The kids discover they have power over dust.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hilary Hobgoblin is back!

Last time Hilary Hobgoblin tweeted he had entered the Taciton Forest. A perfectly safe place unless the trees wake up. That tweet was on the 26th April.

I hope he's okay. I think we're about to find out...

Do pop over and have a look at Brevenynews! - Show your sympathy by following him :)

Monday, 5 June 2017

Everwing

No I'm not being paid for this (although if the makers of the game wanted to send a few free dragons in my direction I wouldn't say no!) but have you guys found Everwing? It's a game on Facebook messenger but way above the standard of most other games on the platform.

Basically the main gameplay is like the above screenshot. You play a fairy, who is assisted by up to two dragons.You have to shoot at the monsters that you're flying towards. The monsters you shoot turn into treasure and you have to collect as much treasure as possible.


So far so fun, but still your basic facebook game. You play it a few times, get a bit bored and move on. But not this game, oh no! Because there's not just this game. There's also a scary boss game.


This is one of the many bosses that you team up with your friends to try and beat. They take forever but as soon as you have beaten them you get a ton of treasure, as well as usually some extra dragons. Once you've got some treasure, then there's some exciting strategising you can do!

The treasure you've got actually buys stuff. Like you can buy a selection of dragon eggs and see what hatches, you can upgrade your fairy's weapon power or even buy more fairies if any are available.


Each dragon you hatch has different abilities, and if you level them up enough you can evolve them to other dragons.


And once you've got a load of dragons and fairies, you can send them off on quests, which gives you more treasure to buy more dragons and fairies. Even that has a strategy though. When you're sending these dragons and fairies away on quests, you can't use them to beat up the monsters in your game, so choose carefully.

So yeah, give it a go! Just start a conversation in facebook messenger and click on the gamepad icon!


Friday, 2 June 2017

And we're back!

It's June! So my break from the blog is over. Blogging resumes today and Hilary Hobgoblin will be tweeting again from Wednesday.

Thank you to everyone who continued visiting during the break. Weirdly, I had 897 page views from Israel. If you're from Israel and you're reading this, then hi! Do feel free to fly me over for a book signing!

Book Two is going well. I'm not sure when it will all be finished and edited because I have a full time job and full time family, but at least it now exists as a story.

Best wishes

David