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17 May 2012
Apprentice, author Joseph Delaney's exclusive video interview
ONLY a few days in the UK
after being on the film adaptation of the Spook's Apprentice, Joseph
Delaney was back on home soil, in Merseyside and getting ready to
dash off again on his world tour. Joseph very kindly took time out
to give us an exclusive interview about his new book called:-
'The Spook’s Blood', which will be published in June 2012
and we have had the pleasure of reading it. Sadly, we cannot put the
revue on just yet, but what a book! We can confirm that this book is
not just for kids! He also let us know a bit more about future plans
and gave us the latest news about the highly anticipated Spook's
Apprentice film, that we have been told by him and the film company
is progressing nicely. We will keep you posted on that as the news
happens. So for now, please sit back and enjoy the interview. The
photos were taken at his book signing in Formby Books on Saturday,
12 May 2012.
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Joseph Delaney as you have heard is now concentrating
on finishing the first draft of 'Slither' and we will
also have some exclusive news very soon! Sadly, we did have a few
advance copies of his new book for sale on our Mersey Reporter Shop,
but they sold out within an hour of going live. However we will have
a few more signed copies online soon... So be warned, keep an eye on
it! If you don't, you might be too slow and miss out! Plus
in next free days we will be adding information about a fantastic
event we are helping to run in October and we will be offering
special price advance booking tickets very soon. Full list of all
attending will be also published. We are also hoping to have
Iron Sky shown, but it is early
days on that, as we are working on a few issues first, so it is very
much unconfirmed. But with what is already lined up, we can say this
will be a fantastic daylong event!
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Tarzan and Jane wanted for
International Book launch!
OK, it is not often we get
the chance to do this, but on the morning of 5 July 2012, near
Liverpool, we are helping to run the international book launch of
the next official Tarzan book. The new book and story is by Andy
Briggs and marks the 100th
birthday of the character originally written by Edgar Rice
Burroughs. Andy Briggs is the first authorized new author to have
written an official Tarzan book and we interviewed him a few weeks
back about the new books. Click
here if you want to see the
interview and find out more... This event will be well attended by
both public and schools, and photographs will be sent world wide as
part of the book’s launch promotion. So if you are keen to get into
modelling, then this might be a good opportunity for you! The event
has so far been mentioned on the BBC; also of course on here and we
are putting out posters very soon for the event.
So what is required for Tarzan?
Do not worry as no loin cloth is required. The new Tarzan is dressed
in black combats or shorts... He still has blue eyes and is well
built. He is aged 19 to 25 and has a slight tan. Sorry bare chest
required and bare feet! NO face studs or any visible tattoos. Also
his combats are more like shorts than combats, so be warned...
For Jane... She is aged around 18 to 21 years of age. Long blond
hair. No face studs or any visible tattoos. Plus she is of athletic
build and will wear combats, walking boots and a light weight
tropic/jungle military shirt... Must look classy and well kept. Eye
colour not important. (Please note that for this character is
already shortlisted, but back up required should short list fail.)
So if you fit those descriptions and are interested, email a
photograph, height, age, location and contact information ASAP to
firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving your information and
photograph at Derbyshires, 22 to 24, Chapel Lane, Formby,
Merseyside, L37 4DU, UK. All applications must be in by 16 June
2012. We will let you know who if you are successful or not a few
If successful you will be given the opportunity of doing another
event later in the year. More information will be given to the
successful candidates. For attending this one, you will get a
dedicated copy of the book; copies of the best photographs will be
sent to you after the event, as well as a letter stating you did the
event for your portfolio. Also a signed copy of the poster and a few
other things! On top of that we have a few other things in store for
Remember this is an international launch and also children are
present, so who ever attends must be ok with people! A collection on
the day will be made for a charity so also your photos will be sent
to the charity, the
Year of the Ape campaign run by
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
(EAZA) for them to use for PR, should they wish to.
As well as the publisher of the new book and Andy Briggs himself.
All others who apply will have details kept and will be notified
about another opportunity we are going to be offering. If you
do not want your information kept please note that in the email.
We will not sell on this information or pass it on to a 3rd party.
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