When I eventually do the unthinkable and publish my book, I hope my readers can tell I had a lot of fun writing it. As a reader myself, I can sense if an author has enjoyed writing their story, because the reading experience is electrified. Everything comes alive and I believe author enjoyment is one of the key ingredients for a good book.
Sadly I have read books where I suspect the author has not enjoyed writing their story and the reading experience turns out to be a bit of a damp squib.
As writers we must enjoy writing our books. We must get excited at the prospect of going on a journey with our characters and even though we will endure tough times, we must get so wrapped up in our words that we forget the outside world.
Whilst reading ‘Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Nine Worlds,’ I knew the author had enjoyed every step of writing this book and the series for that matter. This author has created some extraordinary characters and some wonderful plotlines. She has had a lot of book fun!
I can almost see the author, chewing on the end of her pencil, whilst scribbling…
‘What if I wrote about two bumbling Victorian detectives who found themselves solving a mystery, involving….Norse mythology?’ *Gasp…fist pump…dance around chair* ‘oh yes!’
This is real writing, folks. When you enjoy yourself and your readers imagine you letting go and having fun.
Barnabas Tew and Wilred Colby are the two most unlikely hero detectives ever and this makes them great characters. In another review they are referred to as the ‘Laurel and Hardy of World-Saving and Apocalypse-Averting,’ which sums them up perfectly.
In the last book they entered the Egyptian Land of the Dead and now in this latest book they are dabbling in Norse mythology.
If you like a chuckle, then you must read this book. The humour is delightful and for a comedy writer like me, this book is a real treat.
Before I give you the important blurb, if you are currently writing something, make sure you are having fun with it because readers can tell!
Writing stuff which you don’t enjoy is a bit like giving someone a false smile, your lips are curved upwards, but there is no sparkle in your eyes. 😊
Here’s the blurb
Hold your flying horses!
Barnabas and Wilfred, two earnest but bumbling Victorian detectives, travel through the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology, trying to stave off the impending end of the world, an event which the locals call “Ragnarok”. This time around, however, the intrepid twosome has some help: a brave Viking seer named Brynhild and her flying horse.
Can the two plucky detectives and the fearsome Brynhild outwit those who would bring about Ragnarok? Will they survive the harsh conditions and terrifying creatures of the Norse afterlife? Will they save the world…again?
Purchase Links Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barnabas-Tew-Case-Nine-Worlds-ebook/dp/B07DKH8CZC Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Barnabas-Tew-Case-Nine-Worlds-ebook/dp/B07DKH8CZC
Author Bio – Columbkill Noonan lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, where she teaches yoga and Anatomy and Physiology. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. Her first novel, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab” by Crooked Cat Books, was released in 2017, and her latest work, “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Nine Worlds”, is set to be released in September 2018.
In her spare time, Columbkill enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, aerial yoga, and riding her rescue horse, Mittens. To learn more about Columbkill please feel free to visit her website (www.columbkill.weebly.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ColumbkillNoonan) or on Twitter (@ColumbkillNoon1). Social Media Links – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColumbkillNoonan/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/columbkillnoon1?lang=en