Mr. Hookumbacker and the Yella Yella Yum Yum Tree is a children’s adventure book. The Forest of the Cracking Stone is full of wonder and natural beauty. It is also a place of magic as well as honey tickles, bumbletums, sapling shines and the tree master Mr. Hookumbacker.
When the sapling shine Holly Shallina leaves the safety of the Forest of the Cracking Stone, she becomes trapped by the sun between the full moons. Holly’s friends Buddy Trix, Cherry Petals and Shubbie Willows ask for Mr. Hookumbacker’s help. When he agrees a race against time to find a Yella Yella Yum Yum tree begins. They must journey far away to a forbidden wood full of grubble wig and needle node weeds and return in time to save Holly Shallina.
My career as an author has slowly emerged during the time I have spent on the road touring Spain as a blues musician. I consider myself most fortunate to have a creative mind which enjoys the delicious avenues of storytelling. Many of the songs I perform on stage are self-penned stories delivered in my own unique style. Although I live in a cave house in Andalucia, when I go on tour I live in a motor home. It is between gigs that I have discovered a new outlet for my creativity in the world of fictional writing. Now that Mr. Hookumbacker and the Yella Yella Yum Yum Tree is published and laid down I am looking forward to exploring the new ideas that I am currently working on.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I would create and tell short Mr. Hookumbacker stories to my children when they were small and I wanted to explore using the characters and scenarios in a longer tale.