Au­thor gets sign­ing to sup­port new book

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

LIT­ER­A­TURE lovers are be­ing given the chance to meet an au­thor from Langley at an up­com­ing book sign­ing.

Sarah Mcnaught self-pub­lished her sec­ond book in the Fan­danzel se­ries, en­ti­tled ‘Quest for the Mys­ti­cal Meadow’, in April.

The book is the story of two boys – James and Alex – who go on an ad­ven­ture and meet a mag­i­cal fox called Fan­danzel, who re­cruits them to help him save the Mys­ti­cal Meadow.

Sarah has also pro­duced a range of gifts and in­spired by na­ture and the char­ac­ters of her works, pro­duced un­der the name Fan­danzel Stu­dios.

Both her most re­cent and her first Fan­danzel book – ‘A Haunt­ing Tale in the For­est’, which was re­leased in 2012 – are based around Mac­cles­field and use fac­tual in­for­ma­tion about lo­cal land­marks like Mac­cles­field For­est, Teggs Nose and For­est Chapel.

The 48-year-old, who lives in Langley, said: “It is a fic­tional story that set­tings are based in fact.

“Orig­i­nally I took the in­spi­ra­tion from na­ture lover Cyril Smith and artist Charles Tun­ni­cliffe, who were both from Langley.

“They both re­ally bought na­ture to life and I wanted to do that in my sto­ries – so each one re­volves around Fan­danzel and a quest to save a nat­u­ral re­source, I also il­lus­trate them my­self.

“In this book the meadow is in dan­ger of be­ing de­vel­oped into an out of town shop­ping cen­tre.”

Sarah will be on hand to sign copies of her book at No Place Like Home shop, 67 Mill Street, Mac­cles­field, to­mor­row from 2pm to 4pm.

She has al­ready started work on the third book on the se­ries, which will be based around sav­ing tur­tles.

It was in­spired by her son Chris’ year long ex­pe­di­tion to Ty­bee Is­land in Ge­or­gia, in the US, to do re­search on the rep­tiles.

She added: “I ac­tu­ally vis­ited Ty­bee Is­land my­self where I did the re­search for the book. I al­ready have the plot out­lined and am well un­der way.”

To find out more about Sarah’s work or if you would like to order a copy of one of her books go to www.sarahm­c­naught. com.

●● Sarah Mcnaught will be sign­ing copies of her lat­est book – ‘Quest for the Mys­ti­cal Meadow’

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