Magic, thrills & mystery
Hi, I write; Sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural & steampunk novels. I also run school workshops with Authors Abroad. My books include: the Wizards' Kingdom trilogy - The Curious World series - Crank Tech One. And soon... Killian Spooks and the Ghosted Children.
Gobsmacked by this website message.
I got this message and it tells me what being an author is all about.
Caitlin has sent you the following email message.
Message: I have read Shelly Vendor for the secound time this month, I love it!!! I can`t wait to read your other books, I want to be be a author one day like you, I think you gave me the final boost up when you came to ables writers day, it was quite a long time ago, but I will always remember it, I still have the mini story we wrote with you, Death-Trap, I think I`m going to extend it and trying put it in my own book.
I have also written a whole book, you were really the one who really inspired me to do that.
Letter from Four Lanes Community Primary School
This note was handed to me by the pupils of Four Lanes, after I did the Able Writers workshop on Friday November 22nd 2013.
Dear Colin Parsons
Thank you so very much for doing this Able Writers Workshop, and replacing a regular school day, with a fun, entertaining and all round enjoyable one. It was well worth coming and we feel that you inspired us to write amazing stories. You are hilarious and we just love that you gave us this opportunity.
The Four Lanes Able Writers
Thank you kids. I really enjoyed the day too.
Contact from readers
I received this email from a young reader I met some time back. This is what an author lives for. So, feel free to cantact me in the same way as Rhys Bradbury if you want to keep in touch with my work.
'Hello my name is Rhys and we met a couple of years back at a book signing and you really inspired me. I am only 12.Last year I moved from Wales to Canada.You inspired me to be a writer.So I was wondering if you could make my dream come true. I recently found your two books that you wrote, The Curious world of Shelley Vendor/Katie Hinge. So please get back to me as soon as you can!'
Thank you Rhys and I look forward to hearing from other children too.
Americymru (the bringing together of two cultures)
I've just joined an organisation which has a Welsh/American connection. The co-founder is Ceri Shaw, originally from Cardiff but now living in Portland in Oragon. The work of Americymru is to join the two cultures. Welsh writer's and Welsh American's can promote work and show how the welsh language can link different countries.
Ceri also started a festival in the US called Wordstock. A brilliant festival for the American people to see and read about welsh writing. Wordstock has been going for four years and has 20,000 people visiting every year and growing. Ceri also has an online magazine called Eto. Eto has articles and competitions and feature interviews.
All in all it's to promote the Welsh in America and I support it one hundred percent.
I've joined the ranks of Authors Abroad.
Being a children's author doesn't only involve writing novels, short stories and doing signings in bookshops. Writing for children, also involves doing school visits. So, I've been lucky enough to join an organisation called Authors Abroad. www.authorsabroad.com This company deals with schools on a regular basis and, I'm doing a lot of workshops with them. I also take schools on directly through my 'Schools Page,' on this website. So teachers; if you want to deal directly with me for a presentation and workshop, go to my 'Schools Page.' This is where all the information is, and on my 'Contact Page.' If you want me to do an Able Writers day at your school, pop over to Authors Abroad and they'll take your booking.
US review of Crank Tech One: DESTRUCTION
'I really enjoyed the romp thru this book...you start out in a classroom with an up-tight teacher telling the author in the book how to make his presentation better and how to write. The next thing you know you have a robot running rapid that thinks it is the robot from the author book and the author is trying to stop it before it kills too many people.
I think this is a great young adult book to even an adult book. It has a strong, fresh storyline. The only thing I didn't like was it ended rather abruptly. I would have liked a little more at the end.
I rate this book high, it has everything you want in a Sci-Fi adventure...robot gone crazy, bad guys, family, romance and a great car chase. What else do you need? A must read from a great writer.'
Melissa Bryan, Springfield, Missouri USA
4 out of 5 Stars on Amazon.com kindle
'The other day I called to pick my twelve year old granddaughter Shanine up. While waiting for her, I picked up her latest book, Wizards' Kingdom by Colin R. Parsons and could not put it down. She also raved about it, and was eager to get her hands on the next one. I was so pleased that she had finished it, so I could take it home. A great read:' Sheila Quigley author of 'Run For Home'.......'Every Breath you take'...'Thorn in my side' and many other award winning novels.
Wizards' Kingdom... 'The Obelisk of Ashmar' Thoroughly enjoyed your new book. Just enough background information and recap of the first story to remind the reader of the original plot or for a new reader to see what has previously transpired. It is a 'Stand alone plot' and reading the first story is not a prerequisite. Every chapter has a strong, individual, original storyline. Excellent descriptive language - poetic, evocative mastery, filled with suspense and adventure. Great titles for every chapter... Very exciting climax. This series is a real winner - Alison Hall teacher at Williamstown Primary School