In the dark of night in a creepy old house …
There are sounds that could not come from a mouse.
Zena’s friend Zelda is missing her parts
And Zena must find them before the fun starts …
From the twisted minds of artist Martin Baines, and writers David J Howe and Sam Stone, comes this charming and challenging tale of the hunt for the pieces of a lost friend … and the unlikely characters encountered along the way …
Ideal for reading aloud, colouring in, and spotting all the details, this is a book for all ages!
58pp. A4 black and white picture book
Published July 2018
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Martin Baines has been a professional storyboard and concept artist living in London for over 10 years. Working extensively in the field of storyboards for advertising agencies he has taken on commissions for most of the major studios in central London for clients such as Hitachi, AA, Visa and Nescafe.
Beside advertising he works with publishers on a regular basis producing images in a variety of styles; from providing realistic painted book jackets, to drawing comic strips and colouring the famous Garth comic strip in the Daily Mirror.
His portfolio also includes illustrating the life story of famous footballers for Match of the Day weekly, Wallace & Gromit comic, Commando, the Beano and illustrations in People’s Friend.
David J Howe has been involved with Doctor Who research and writing for over thirty years. He wrote the book Reflections: The Fantasy Art of Stephen Bradbury for Dragon’s World Publishers and has contributed short fiction to Peeping Tom, Dark Asylum, Decalog, Dark Horizons, Kimota, Perfect Timing, Perfect Timing II, Missing Pieces, Shrouded by Darkness and Murky Depths, and factual articles to James Herbert: By Horror Haunted and The Radio Times Guide to Science Fiction. Another notable work of fiction is talespinning, a collection containing David’s many short story pieces and screenplays. www.howeswho.co.uk
Award winning author Sam Stone began her professional writing career in 2007 when her first novel won the Silver Award for Best Novel with ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards. Since then she has gone on to write 15 novels, 5 novellas and over 40 short stories.
Sam’s first screenplay, ‘The Inheritance’, which is the first story in White Witch of Devil’s End (a Doctor Who spin off anthology movie about white witch Olive Hawthorne – first seen in the Jon Pertwee era, ‘The Daemons’) made its DVD debut in Nov 2017. Sam has since written two more screenplays which are currently in pre-production.
She was the first woman in 31 years to win the British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novel. She also won the Award for Best Short Fiction in the same year (2011).
Sam loves all genre fiction and enjoys mixing horror (her first passion) with a variety of different genres including science fiction, fantasy and Steampunk. She currently resides in Lincolnshire, England with her husband David and their cats Leeloo and Skye. For more information visit www.sam-stone.com