I've almost completed a story for 7 to 9 year olds, called Andromeda Minor, (working title). I've added an excerpt on my website and blog. My first book for this age group. I would love to know what you think!! I still need to draw the illustrations, and hope to do this over Christmas. I love drawing as much as writing my books.
Blasts from the warrior’s kalixer exploded around me, the steel threads from the weapon landing dangerously close, hitting the sand, and showering me in stinging red hot pebbles. I’d dropped my pulse gun, I couldn’t fire back. I sprinted across the desert floor, leaping over the stinking, boiling pools of sulphurous liquid, desperate to avoid the heavily armed creature intent on killing me. I swerved as I ran, cursing as the toe of my trainer touched the edge of one of the scalding pools. I leapt away as the rubber melted. Mum would kill me when I got home and saw the mess my school uniform was in. That's if I ever did get home!I’d have a chance if I could reach the caves. Drifting red vapour on this horrible planet was scalding my lungs, making me gasp for breath. Not much further – come on just keep going. Stony ground made me stumble, spiky cactus tore at my legs. I glanced back and saw the Albononi warrior’s red glittering eyes through slits in his scheelite armour, he was catching up with me!