Author gets signing to support new book
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’