Watch a funny film staring Derek Landy, author of Skulduggery Pleasant!

A very funny video of Derek Landy’s visit to Booktopia. Now one of my favourite films. I can’t wait for the sequel!

Get hold of his new book Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked now if you haven’t already.

Thanks to HarperCollins Books Australia for arranging the visit and for making the awesome vid!

Kingdom of the Wicked

Magic is a disease.

Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers. Infected by a rare strain of magic, they are unwittingly endangering their own lives and the lives of the people around them. Terrified and confused, their only hope lies with the Sanctuary. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are needed now more than ever.

And then there’s the small matter of Kitana. A normal teenage girl who, along with her normal teenage friends, becomes infected. Becomes powerful. Becomes corrupted. Wielding the magic of gods, they’re set to tear the city apart unless someone stands up against them.

Looks like it’s going to be another one of those days…

Ages: 9-12

 


Joel, Age 12
“I would give this book 10/10 and would advise everybody young and old to read it. It is such a compulsive page turner it will be finished in about 2 days.”

Chloe, Age 11
“With vampires and monsters it’s not the type of book I would normally read but I enjoyed every word and was glued to the book. It has an interesting and original story line that sometimes had me rolling around laughing and at other times had my heart racing. I really hope that there are more Skulduggery books to come and if there are I’ll be first in line!”

Max, Age 12
” This book had me on the edge of my seat throughout the story. I think that is because of the fast paced action, the funny jokes that Skulduggery made & a curiosity of him and his world.”

About the Author : Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children′s story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. ′I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave,′ he says, ′or she would be if she were dead.′

Derek Landy is Coming to Booktopia Tonight… Which means… Signed copies of Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked!

BIG NEWS: At 7:30pm tonight Derek Landy will be coming to Booktopia to sign his new book and to chat with fans on the Booktopia Facebook page.

TELL YOUR KIDS!

CLICK HERE AT 7:30PM TONIGHT TO GO TO THE CHAT

Kingdom of the Wicked

Magic is a disease.

Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers. Infected by a rare strain of magic, they are unwittingly endangering their own lives and the lives of the people around them. Terrified and confused, their only hope lies with the Sanctuary. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are needed now more than ever.

And then there’s the small matter of Kitana. A normal teenage girl who, along with her normal teenage friends, becomes infected. Becomes powerful. Becomes corrupted. Wielding the magic of gods, they’re set to tear the city apart unless someone stands up against them.

Looks like it’s going to be another one of those days…

Ages: 9-12

CLICK HERE AT 7:30PM TONIGHT TO GO TO THE CHAT


Joel, Age 12
“I would give this book 10/10 and would advise everybody young and old to read it. It is such a compulsive page turner it will be finished in about 2 days.”

Chloe, Age 11
“With vampires and monsters it’s not the type of book I would normally read but I enjoyed every word and was glued to the book. It has an interesting and original story line that sometimes had me rolling around laughing and at other times had my heart racing. I really hope that there are more Skulduggery books to come and if there are I’ll be first in line!”

Max, Age 12
” This book had me on the edge of my seat throughout the story. I think that is because of the fast paced action, the funny jokes that Skulduggery made & a curiosity of him and his world.”

About the Author : Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children′s story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. ′I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave,′ he says, ′or she would be if she were dead.′

CLICK HERE AT 7:30PM TONIGHT TO GO TO THE CHAT

Derek Landy is Coming to Booktopia in August… Which means… Signed copies of Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked!

BIG NEWS: On 15th August Derek Landy will be coming to Booktopia to sign books and to chat with fans on the Booktopia Facebook page. He will be in Australia promoting his new book…

Kingdom of the Wicked

Magic is a disease.

Across the land, normal people are suddenly developing wild and unstable powers. Infected by a rare strain of magic, they are unwittingly endangering their own lives and the lives of the people around them. Terrified and confused, their only hope lies with the Sanctuary. Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are needed now more than ever.

And then there’s the small matter of Kitana. A normal teenage girl who, along with her normal teenage friends, becomes infected. Becomes powerful. Becomes corrupted. Wielding the magic of gods, they’re set to tear the city apart unless someone stands up against them.

Looks like it’s going to be another one of those days…

Ages: 9-12

Joel, Age 12
“I would give this book 10/10 and would advise everybody young and old to read it. It is such a compulsive page turner it will be finished in about 2 days.”

Chloe, Age 11
“With vampires and monsters it’s not the type of book I would normally read but I enjoyed every word and was glued to the book. It has an interesting and original story line that sometimes had me rolling around laughing and at other times had my heart racing. I really hope that there are more Skulduggery books to come and if there are I’ll be first in line!”

Max, Age 12
” This book had me on the edge of my seat throughout the story. I think that is because of the fast paced action, the funny jokes that Skulduggery made & a curiosity of him and his world.”

About the Author : Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children′s story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. ′I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave,′ he says, ′or she would be if she were dead.′

ORDER YOUR COPY OF
SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT : KINGDOM OF THE WICKED
NOW
TO MAKE SURE YOU GET A SIGNED COPY

Click here to order your signed copy of
Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked!

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Alyson Noël, Frank Moorhouse, and Derek Landy

I interview writers every week here on the Booktopia Blog.

My Ten Terrifying Questions have been answered by over 250 published authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Miles Franklin shortlisted Favel Parret and  Rebecca James.

In each of these interviews I ask the following question:

Q. What advice do you give aspiring writers?

Now, for the edification of aspiring writers everywhere, I will pull together answers to this question from three very different writers and post them here once week. Some will inspire, some will confound but all will be interesting and helpful in their own way…


ALYSON NOËL

“To read as much as you can and to read outside of your comfort zone—the books you like as well as books you don’t like—they all have something to teach you.

Also, go easy on yourself. It’s so easy to get discouraged when your story fails to match the vision you hold in your head, but it’s important to remember that the majority of writing is rewriting—there’s no such thing as a pretty first draft, so cut yourself some slack and keep at it!”

Read the full interview here…

Click here to buy Fated from Booktopia,
Australia’s No.1 Online Book Shop


FRANK MOORHOUSE

Runner-up for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2012

“Shed ideas of privacy and shame and live by candour as best you can in your writing and in your relationships – use the great freedom that we have.”

Read the full interview here…

Click here to buy Cold Light from Booktopia,
Australia’s No.1 Online Book Shop


DEREK LANDY

“If you knock me off the Bestseller list I will hunt you down and kill you with a spoon.

Okay fine, that’s more of a threat than a piece of advice, so I’m also going to say write what you know. I never knew what that advice meant when I was starting out. I always thought write what you know was very restrictive. But I’ve since come to interpret it as put a little piece of yourself in everything you write. No matter if you’re writing about vampires or zombies or, in my case, living skeletons, so long as you include a sliver of raw honesty from your own life and your own experience, your story will mean something to someone.

But most of all, if you knock me off the Bestseller list I’ll kill you. Seriously. I will.”

Read the full interview here…

Click here to buy Skulduggery Pleasant: The End of the World from Booktopia
Australia’s No.1 Online Bookshop


For more advice from published writers go here

Derek Landy, author of the Skulduggery Pleasant series, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Derek Landy

author of the Skulduggery Pleasant series,

Ten Terrifying Questions

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1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?

Born and raised in Dublin, so I was, with a twinkle in my eye and a song in my heart and a pathological distaste for working on the family farm, which I ended up doing for ten years after I was kicked out of art college- which is, I think you’ll agree, a feat in itself. I had never been the best student in the world, preferring to daydream instead of, you know, actually doing stuff. But who’s laughing now, eh?

(Me. I’m the one laughing now. Just to be Continue reading

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