Super important announcement* from CatchphraseDan & Berg Norcross:
Our book is officially available for pre-order - how cool is that? Well, if “cooler than a really short pair of shorts” was your answer then you get eight points!
Monkfish Maggie and the Bungalow Stairs hops, skips and jumps onto the Kindle, iPad and whatever other eReaders you scallywags are using on the 27th of May. That’s just under 43,837 minutes away (or 30 days, if you’re using one of those “mainstream” calendars). You can pre-order the book for your Kindle using the handy links below:
Kindle US pre-order page
Kindle UK pre-order page
I collaborated up with the tremendous Norwegian painter Berg Norcross ( @bergnorcross ), who has packed the book full to the brim with over 50 illustrations, and they look fancier than a chicken in a raincoat. Here is the official blurb for you to rub into your eyes:
“Maggie stepped forward and rubbed her eyes in disbelief - how was this possible? A giant stone staircase stood in front of her, climbing high up through an ugly hole that had appeared in the ceiling. Maggie strained her eyes and looked for the end of the staircase, but it climbed and climbed into the darkness of the loft.”
When Maggie returns home from the market one spectacularly normal day, two things in particular strike her as strange.
• Firstly, a rather peculiar set of stairs have sprouted from her otherwise stairless bungalow.
• Secondly, and probably most concerning of all, her husband Nesbitt is nowhere to be found…
Where is Nesbitt? Why have these extraordinary stairs appeared - and more importantly, what lies beyond them? Evil? Good? Monsters? Head lice?!
Join Maggie as she searches low, high and even higher for Nesbitt, in an intriguing debut adventure that will captivate children and adults alike.
Love stairs? This story is for you!
Hate stairs? It’s for you as well!
Don’t care either way? Me neither - have yourself a read!
Written by CatchphraseDan and bursting with over 50 enchanting illustrations by the mystical Berg Norcross, Monkfish Maggie and the Bungalow Stairs will dunk you deep into a barrel of mystery and then wring you dry like a limp blue flannel. Sit yourself down and open your mind hole, because this story is coming at you…
*shameless self promotion.