Tuesday, 11 May 2010

When Your Book Doesn't Sell Like It Should

To be honest, sales of The Magic Eye didn't go as well as I would have liked. So what did I do? I rewrote it. 'Through The Magic Eye' is the first adventure in the magical life of Amelia Pendragon. It is revamped, reworded, improved and should be available soon.
Amelia (Melie) Pendragon is a typical girl of 6 with one special difference. She is the only person alive who can save the world from the evils of High Priestess Faranella. As a direct descendant of Karak Pendragon, Grand Master of all Wizards, she holds the key that could unlock the gates to Faranella's prison on the planet of Zaydon. Faranella's ancient journal called 'The Book of the Future' prophesized the coming of a special being and her spies have waited fifteen hundred years for Melie's birth. Can Karak and his wizard fraternity protect Melie from the powerful High Priestess until she is older and strong enough to defeat her?

Melie reluctantly accepts her fate as her special gifts manifest, firstly by transporting her via webcam in Tucson, Arizona, to visit her father in Manchester, England. Though the trip appears to be instantaneous, en route she discovers the World In-Between - Earth as it was intended to be - and home to Karak and his wizard friends. It is where she begins her lessons in the art and science of magic.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Amazon UK

I am pleased to advise you that The Magic Eye is now available from Amazon in the UK at http://tinyurl.com/meliesamazon-uk
and at Amazon in the US at http://tinyurl.com/meliesamazon-us

Friday, 1 May 2009


The Magic Eye is now available at amazon by following this link http://tinyurl.com/meliesamazon-us but the good news doesn't stop there. It is also now available as a kindle book for those modernists amongst you who love the latest gadgets.

Monday, 27 April 2009

A Special Note From The Author


I've been asked many times why I have written a co-star into the story with special needs. I've also been asked why the character, John Simon isn't the one born with magical powers. The answer to both questions is basically the same, I wanted to deal with inclusion in a realistic way that is valuable to the reader. As a parent of a son with Downs Syndrome, I know how special they are. In the story, John Simon is able to see things that others, apart from Melie, don't see. This is not a stretch because my son Joe has been able to do this too. You can call it imagination, but to Joe, seeing people in an ancient coaching inn that I couldn't see was very real.
So when you read and hopefully enjoy the series of books 'The Magical Adventures of Melie' I am sure that you will enjoy the very real growth of all the characters.

Sincerely yours - Robert (Bob) Carter

Thursday, 23 April 2009

A Message From Margaret Simon

Hello everybody,

I am John Simon's mother. It is very gratifying to know that our son is making such an impact by helping Melie in the first adventure, 'The Magic Eye'. As you probably know already, John was born with Down's Syndrome. I wanted to share a little bit about Down's with you.
Down's syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome, one of the tiny bundles of DNA found in all of our cells.
Normally, our cells contain 46 chromosomes: 23 inherited from each parent. In Down's syndrome, an extra copy of chromosome 21 is included when the sperm and the egg meet to form the embryo. This means there are 47 chromosomes in the baby's cells. Down's syndrome is also known as trisomy 21.
We believe that chromosome 21 must be something to do with love because every Down's syndrome child and adult we have ever met seems to have an abundance of unconditional love as part of their personality. John is no different.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Hunting For Easter Eggs

Amelia Pendragon and John Simon, the heroes in 'The Magic Eye' spent yesterday hunting Easter Eggs. Of course, Melie did not use her new magical skills to find any eggs because that would be cheating. She did however, share most of the eggs she did find with her friends. http://lulu.com/content/6368901

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Happy Easter From Melie and John

Amelia Pendragon and John Simon, the heroes in 'The Magic Eye' would like to wish all their friends and followers a very Happy Easter and Passover. Melie and John are very busy at the moment hunting Easter Eggs. Of course, Melie is not using her new magical skills to find any eggs because that would be cheating.