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About J D Sharpe
For a very long time, JD remained hidden in the deepest recesses of the mind of an author called Jasmine Richards who runs a fiction studio called Storymix. Jasmine had a nice life. She lived in an old blanket mill and grew herbs on her windowsill but then one day JD got out and things were never the same again.
JD had a dark imagination. An imagination filled with zombies and soulstealers, ghosts and vampires. An imagination that just wouldn't let go.
Mash up Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist with a teen horror story and what do you get? Oliver Twisted.
“FLESH,… the woe-begotten moaned at Oliver, baring teeth which were ragged and black. “FLESH… came another moan, and he turned to see two more behind. They began to shuffle towards him, barefoot. The world according to Oliver Twisted is simple. Vampyres feed on the defenceless, orphans are sacrificed to hungry gods and if a woe-begotten catches your scent it will hunt you forever. On the advice of a corpse, Oliver flees his ghastly orphan life to seek his destiny in the dark streets of old London Town, despite the perils of the woe-begotten zombie-infested journey. There he meets the shadowy Dodger, the evil old soul-stealer Fagin, and the menacing Bill Sikes, who is more beast than man. But will Oliver Twisted be the world’s salvation, or its downfall?!
Like your books for teens to be edge-of-your-seat thrillers with a dollop of literary heritage? Oliver Twisted is the young adult horror mash-up for you.