Archive for December, 2013

Book trailer

Posted by on Monday, 30 December, 2013

Here is the book trailer for The Rise of Agnil. Enjoy!

Edited by Michael Clamp

Music: A remix of  “A Little Winter” by Rebecca Clamp

Photos by Sue Clamp

Official Launch!

Posted by on Thursday, 26 December, 2013

The time has come to launch the book! “The Rise of Agnil” by Susan Navas is here!

Sound the fanfare!

Start the fireworks!

Follow the link to buy the book:

“The Rise of Agnil” by Susan Navas

Revealing the cover!

Posted by on Friday, 20 December, 2013
The Rise of Agnil Front LR

The Rise of Agnil’s Cover

It’s been a busy day behind the scenes with flurries of emails and final checks. All the illustrations are now in the book and I can reveal the cover designed by Charlotte Moore!

Something fishy going on!

Posted by on Wednesday, 18 December, 2013

The next “reveal” is an illustration from Chapter 1. I’m not sure I want to upload any more now until the book is published as I don’t want to give away all the treats in store! I’m hoping that publication is now very close.


Rather oddly, a trout stood next to the fire.

Picture this…

Posted by on Monday, 16 December, 2013

The illustrations have started to arrive, which is very exciting! Although they will be in black and white in the book, Charlotte Moore has also created them in colour. Here is one of them to whet your appetite!

Agnil drowning

“River weed tangled through her limbs, dragging her further and further down.”

Blurb for The Rise of Agnil

Posted by on Saturday, 14 December, 2013
When Aggie goes fishing on her own for the first time and is dragged into the river by a shape-changing elf, her life is turned upside-down! Everything she thought she knew about herself is about to be challenged. Join Aggie on her journey of discovery, through a magical world of elves and an evil wizard!


Posted by on Sunday, 8 December, 2013

With the writing of the first book out of the way, I was sent a short list of things I still had to do. All my bits and pieces are now more or less done, I think: acknowledgements, blurb, bio, contact links (including this web site, Facebook page and Twitter) and an author picture, among others.

I wasn’t sure whether to include an author picture so decided to do some research. I looked at some books on the bookcase in my classroom and could find none on the back covers. I asked the children in my class and two thirds of them said they’d like to see an author picture and bio in a book. They also found some just inside the back of just three books, so, to keep my customers happy, I’ve decided to include one. Being the photographer in the family, meant that I had to dig deep to actually find one that was suitable, as there aren’t too many around. Eventually I came across something I thought might be suitable – probably better than a “selfie” taken with my phone!