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About David Chandler
David currently lives on a small asparagus plantation in Fiji with his two cats and an invisible ostrich called Gerald. Gerald is particularly partial to asparagus, therefore David is still to realise his fortune.
Well, the bit about the cats is true!
In truth, David trained as an actor but, apart from a few walk-on roles, his biggest success was having his resume and photo returned from a Spielberg casting with an extra staple in the corner. Who knows what was pinned there...
Later, he became a professional illusionist for a few years - yes, floating rabbits and pulling women out of a hat - or something like that.
David has always written and has a plethora of (unfinished) novels ranging from a brief outline about cyber-crime to a hilarious internet rom-com that he abandoned after 35,000 words. However, he admits that what he does best (apart from making a wicked spinach pie) is writing comedy and nonsense poetry.
More recently, he has resurrected his acting career - appearing in an Armenian TV Horror Series - Mahvan Jokate as the evil Mr. Smith, in Death Squad, as the Evil Nikolai Livanov (we're seeing a pattern here) and, more recently in Purgatory as the... marginally unpleasant Preston. These roles had him running to finally add something to his IMDb page.
After he is fed and washed, he is introduced to other lost toys. That's where Jumble's adventures really begin.
Jumble and the Lost Toys is the tale of a little lost bear looking for his way back home to his owner.
The first of the 'Postal Bear Series', Jumble and the Lost Toys is a fully illustrated story written in seven chapters - perfect for a full week of bedtime reading, yet challenging enough for older children to read it themselves.
The Ogre leaned towards the little Boggart. “Where we go, there are rivers of molten rock, lakes of acid, seas and oceans filled with the stench of millions of dead and dying creatures.”
“Do they sell candyfloss?”
The Ogre smiled at the Boggart’s humour, but somehow Hob didn’t feel very comfortable under that evil twisted grimace.
“You are a brave little thing,” he rumbled. “I might not have you killed after all. I might just keep you as a pet.”
* * *
Two years have passed since Hob’s last adventure. No longer a true Faerie, he finds himself alone, until the Council of Seven offers him a task to find the Crystal Sphere, an ancient artefact that they hope will speed up the process of waking all the Faerie races. With Minxy the Imp to help him, Hob finds himself plunged into a world of Goblins, Ogres, Giants, Dragons, Magic & Mayhem and, once again finds himself faced with difficult, heart-breaking decisions.
Polly raised her foot and brought it down firmly on the hillock. “Mr Boggart! Wake up, Mr Boggart!”
Again, she stamped hard on the dry earth. “Hello! It’s time to get up!”
She laughed and crouched down on the ground, her mouth pressed against the grass. “Is there anybody home?”
Polly turned her head and listened for a few moments. “Nobody here,” she grinned. “Perhaps it’s the wrong hill.”
When twelve-year-old Polly moves into her new house she gets more than she bargained for.
With the help of Mrs Butterworth, the old lady next door, Polly finds herself in a world of Fairies and Goblins, Pixies & Elves and much more.
In a race against time, only she, and a mischievous Boggart called Hob, can bring back the Faerie races that were accidentally put to sleep by an ancient spell.
'Polly and the Boggart' is the first in a series of magical stories detailing the exploits of Polly, Hob and the little Boggart's friends.