Thursday, February 11, 2010
Please vote for "Rubbish"...
Yes it's story time again. As some of you may already know, I wrote a childrens book and uploaded it onto a website run by Harper Collins publishers to spot new talent. At the end of each month the top 5 books on the editors list are put forward to editors in Harper Collins USA and UK for consideration. There are over 6000 books on the site and mine is currently no.7 it's popularity really surprised me and I am now a few steps away from the editors desk. I would love to make it but I need help to do so.
I have pasted the synopsis in under the instructions to try and entice a few people to register on the site and back it. If you like what you read please follow these few steps...
1. Go to authonomy.com
2. Click on register in the top right hand corner.
3. Fill in details eg. email and password
4. You will land on a screen called edit profile, don't bother with it unless you intend to use the site. Just go to the bottom right and press save.
5. Your set up on the site. Now go to the books button in top menu. Click on the "Editors desk" book list and scroll down to no. 7 "A Load of Rubbish"
6. Click on my book, read it if you like but please put it on your shelf, using the buttons panel on the right.
A Load of Rubbish Synopsis
Seamus is an ordinary school shoe who through his own silly curiosity finds himself thrust from a truck into a world of rubbish he never knew existed.
Although inherently shy and lost without the aid of his outgoing Brother Charlie (right shoe), he must find his feet, so to speak, in this wasteland.
Through friends and mentors he gains along the way such as ‘Nelson’, an old mahogany door who doubles as a hostel on Lodgers Lane, and Tess, an eccentric English dictionary and thesaurus who resides on Joyce Avenue, he begins to pick up snippets about his unfamiliar surroundings.
From Credit Limits, the only means through which rubbish can aspire to be recycled, to the Triple R Treaty, and the undercurrent of hostility towards the Breeders, Seamus has a lot to take in. However, with the aid of a repertoire of colourful friends, a new job and a comfortable home in The Couch, he begins to settle.
It is only when KP, a beautiful newspaper who has journalistic aspirations, reappears mysteriously the night of Sam’s going away party and hands Seamus a cryptic message that things begin to go askew. Seamus must take a dint to his pride, find Jack and open himself up to a world of deceit.
The dump dream begins to disintegrate around him as he discovers flaws in the apparent transparency of the credit system, makes dangerous enemies in high rankings of society and comes face to face with Adam and his army; a rat whose lineage can be traced back to the beginnings of creation, and whose lust for revenge has seen his ancestors put a paw in such dirty deeds as the Black Death and the Great Stink of London.
Seamus is an ordinary shoe but it is going to take an extraordinary courage to fight for his friends and stand up for the dump he now calls home.
Oh, and somebody keeps lighting fires!