Author of Sci-fi & Fantasy
New books coming for 2014
House of Darke: is an exciting new adventure set inside a weird mansion. Lots of strange things take place. What will happen to Zade, Tina, Meadow and Pip? Will they escape or be forever lost in the House of Darke?
Killian Spooks and the Ghosted Children: Four children have their souls taken away! Can Killian Spooks (a Supernatural) get them back? They will have to follow him to the Land of the Dead! Creepy and thrilling...
Crank Tech One: DESTRUCTION to be made into an Audio Book, with In Ear Entertainment, and will be available on Audible/Amazon/iTunes, when recorded.
It's been a while since Wizards' Kingdom opened up my writing world. This was my very first dip into magic and wizardry. So, I've decided to write another wizarding adventure. This next series won't be in any way linked to my first series.
The idea of writing another mythical and thrilling trilogy has been nagging away at me for years. I've got some really great ideas which once I've finished Death Trap, the book I'm working on at the moment. Then it will be full steam ahead.
I can't give anything away now, but I will put the progress on my blog. I have the titles and character's names, and a bunch of different plots so far.
My next two books are being published
Thanks for dropping by. I'm excited to tell you that my next two books have been accepted by publishers. Killian Spooks and the Ghosted Children and House of Darke are to be published!
House of Darke is being published by Pegasus Elliot Mackensie and, Killian Spooks and the Ghosted Children is being contracted to Whiteley Publishing. These are both traditional publishing deals and, I'm so chuffed. Check out my blog: Well it finally happened!
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.
I've read a couple of pages of Shelley Vendor and it is really interesting. It makes you feel like you're the one going on that adventure. The book makes me feel like I'm getting dragged into the story. Thanks so much for signing it, the book is fantastic. Chloe Jane and she bought a signed copy from Colin in Waterstones Chippenham April 9th 2011.
Wizards' Kingdom I loved your book, it was super - appealing to 9 - 12 year age bracket in particular, but... to anyone who enjoys this genre. The storyline was strong and original with tiny aspects of: 'The Hobbit'/'Lord of the Rings' - Gollum/Loof; - 'Kites & Seekers', 'Sleeping Beauty - spell cast on population. Character and setting description are vivid, providing clear visuals for the reader. Pace is fast and relentless right up to the final page - 'Two hour rollercoaster adventure', filled with surprises, action, friendship, magic, edge of your seat excitement with a hint of fear and sadness thrown in.