Colin R Parsons
Teachers and Librarians
Hi, teachers, librarians, writing circles and reading groups. That's covered everyone I think. I have a schools page on my website, but I thought I would tell you a little about what I do.
I really enjoy running school workshops and I start with a quiz; this is in the shape of cards with titles on. I hold them up for the children to give me quick-fire answers (this is to break the ice and let the pupils get to know me). I use prop's and mime to make up a story, which the pupils set the characters and plot. I also love doing author talks in assemblies, with a few hundred children. I am very animated and involve everyone in the audience. Not all children like to read, but after seeing me role-play my adventures on stage - even the most reluctant of reader will join in and have fun.
My books are filled with fast-paced excitement, impossible situations and danger that only a super-hero can escape. If you want to know more, go to the Schools Page and check out the pics and info. My books are on the ...wait for it! Books Page.
Adult readers groups and writing circles: I craft my talks so that audiences will enjoy, no matter what age.
Email me through my Contact Page for info on my fee. Thank you.
Crank Tech One: DESTRUCTION - latest book
My latest book will be called 'Crank Tech One: DESTRUCTION', a Sci-Fi novel, and will be part of a three book series by Tallyberry Publishing. Everything is going to plan and I'll let you know how the book is proceeding. It's launch will be at Waterstones Cardiff on Saturday September 22nd 2012.
Interview - Buddy Magazine
In July I'm doing an interview and promoting my new book for the launch in Cardiff later in September. The Editor of Buddy Magazine; Simon Weaver will be asking me questions for the 'About the Author,' column and the book cover and blurb will be put on the 'Bookshelf' page, to advertise the book when it's published.
I will be doing an author interview this week, on Tuesday December 2nd 2008 between 9.00pm and 10.00pm on Morriston Hospital Radio. This is in Swansea in West Wales in the UK. The live interview will last approx 15 minutes. I was asked by Paul Rees and his colleague Wyn of V.S. Artz...aka 'The Volts Show.'
On Thursday 16th October listen to www.swindon1055.com/listen between 16.00 and 17.00. Swindon 105.5 Radio will be playing a live interview with me from Borders bookstore in Swindon UK. In the interview I reveal some of my secrets of how I write and where I get my ideas. Why not drop by and listen I know I will.
The Curious World of Shelley Vendor was a really interesting and exciting book. My favourite part was finding out Shelley's secret. My favourite character's are the Plogs, because they're really exciting to read about. I read the book in two day's and could not put it down. I bought a signed copy from Waterstones in Camarthen where Colin was signing and I can't wait for 'The Curious World of Katie Hinge' to come out. Aimee Tunstall Camarthen West Wales April 23rd 2011.
House of Darke - Well what an adventure I had in House of Darke. You followed the characters, trying to peer around the corners to help them. Very hard to put down once immersed in the plot. Thank you Colin for a great Journey.