Believe is an utterly captivating opening to a story that will lead you on an irresistible journey into the magical world of Believers and Never-Believers.
Abigale Johnson was born a Never-Believer, in a world full of greyness: no Christmases, no birthdays, no smiling and most definitely, no magic. That all changes with a fateful train journey when Abigale is catapulted into the world of the Believer Fae. A crazy, holographic professor, an enchanted train, and new magical best friends, combined with the tinkering of first love, a wicked queen and a host of lost family secrets await you, in a story that is likely to become part of your heart forever.
Targeted Age Group:: Ten years plus
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It is quite a strange story, to be honest. A friend of mine asked me if I had ever thought about writing a novel, and at first, I thought I couldn’t do it. I had absolutely no clue what I would write about. Plus, I didn’t think I was good enough, I suppose you could say I didn’t believe in myself or my ability.
Then, one night, I had a crazy dream about a holographic professor who ate sticky, sparkly-green, Christmas tree marshmallows, and Believe was born. I couldn’t stop myself from writing it down. Now, I have this amazing story in my head that just needs to come out.
Believe is about Abigale Johnson, who is born a Never-Believer into a grey world of sadness: no Christmases, no birthdays, and no smiling. This is a story that hopefully portrays that it doesn’t matter where you come from, we all have the power within us to be whoever we chose to be, you just have to believe.
Within Believe, you will notice I’m a huge Disney fan and throughout the book, you will find little trinkets that relate to the Disney films we all know and love. For example, Professor Mortley was one of Peter Pan’s lost boys and has his own story of the grey, Never-Believer world to be told.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Professor Mortley was my first character, he was the one that appeared in my dreams eating a sticky, sparkly-green, Christmas tree marshmallow. The other characters in the novel are a mixture of people in my life and my favourite Disney heroes and villains. I've used personality traits and specific relationships to inspire the characters in Believe.
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