Everybody needs a little bit of validation. I received a little bit a few weeks ago when I found out the children’s book our Northern Beaches Writers’ Group Team wrote in the ‘Write a Book in a Day’ contest won best book, best illustrations and most sponsorship money raised.
Since then I’ve released “Have Wormhole, Will Travel” (like launching a kid into the world, on its own, shoes untied and everything, hoping they turn out okay). Some early reviews are coming in. And they are also nice forms of validation.
It’s got a bit of everything in it; it’s a bit of a Sci-fi, with scenes from another planet, a bit of romance (across species!), oh… and a race against time to save the Earth. This book weaves the occasional fact among an added layer of fiction quite well – it makes it believable enough to enjoy the ride. Also – I’m from Sydney, so I enjoyed all the ‘sight-seeing’ in this book – almost like watching a picturesque movie made in my home town. A good fun read, that’s quite unique.
Tony tries his deft hand at science fiction, and he’s succeeded. This is a refreshingly entertaining and well-written story, with an ensemble of charming characters. No graphic violence. No gratuitous sex. And the science is convincingly plausible.
Mr McFadden knows how to tell a jolly good story, and he does it with skill and a light touch that is most refreshing…It’s a unique idea and the science sounds all very plausible. I’d say that the author has done his homework. The plot is well constructed, the characterisation solid, the writing lively and engaging and the pacing excellent.
It feels great to know that others enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.