Monday, 26 May 2008

Internet time off

Hi everybody,

I've decided to take some time off the various internet forums that I have joined (including my blog) and focus solely on finishing the second gamebook in my Woodland Forest Chronicles series. Once it is complete, I'll be back to chat.
See you later.


Tuesday, 20 May 2008

6 1/2 months into the adventure...

After 6 months and 15 days of being a published author, sales of "Invitation to a Feast," are continuing to increase. There are now 120 sales that I know of. I still haven't had the opportunity to speak at any functions yet but that may change soon. I'll keep you up-to-date with how that goes.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Woodland Forest Chronicles to continue - The King's Scrolls on hold

I have made a decision recently to place my planned fantasy gamebook series for teens, "The King's Scrolls," on hold while I continue writing more stories in the Woodland Forest Chronicles series. It is better to get one series off the ground before attempting another, and the amount of stories in my head for the Woodland Forest Chronicles series is still increasing.

I have ideas for some prequel stories (set before "Invitation to a Feast") down the track, that will go right back to the beginning of how Woodland Forest was established, the beginnings of The Noble Ranger and the events leading up to the rebellion by The Dark Panther and his cohorts of wolves and foxes.

For now, I have nearly completed the first draft of book #2 in the WFC series. It will be the first book in a two-part duology. My working title for the story is "Journey to Mount Darkness." I will continue to provide readers with more information as time goes on.

Have a great day!
J P Barnett

Monday, 12 May 2008

What a review!

My first major review of "Invitation to a Feast" has been received...and what a review it is!


The best thing about the book is that no matter how many times I read it, I am surprised every time because it all happens by chance!!

Yes it is a challenge indeed. The book made me think about my choices, because every choice had a consequence and I wanted to make the right choice!! I tried to follow the Noble Ranger's guidance, and still, so many times I did not make it to the feast!

The use of the dice made the book even more challenging, as this was something that I could not control and often got me in to trouble! It was most exciting when something new happened and I had no idea what to expect next. Especially when I encountered dangerous animals that wanted to stop me getting to the feast! Those were very fun times and full of adventure! Especially the weasel...I met with him quite a few times!! I think in all, that I tried to get to the feast about 9 times...

...but when I eventually unlocked that gate...

I was so excited (especially when I got to meet the Noble Ranger!!) and all of my hard work really did pay off! I didn't want the fun to end...and I look forward to my next adventure with Jumpster Rabbit.

Invitation to a Feast is just so much fun to read and I can read it anywhere!

Thanks so much for such an enjoyable reading adventure! Zadie-Jane Clapham, 10.

(The original posting of the review can be seen by clicking here)

Thank you, Zadie-Jane, for this encouragement,