Fantasy Adventure Books Enchanting Children's Fantasy Adventure Books Written by Tony Flood and Heather Flood

Tony Flood - author of fantasy adventure book The Secret PotionTony Flood has spent most of his working life as a sports and leisure journalist on various national and regional papers. – and this is his first children’s novel.

Tony, formerly Controller of Information at Sky Television, Editor of Football Monthly magazine and Sports Editor of the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, retired as a journalist when he left the Sunday People in 2010 and has since become an author.

His first book, a fantasy adventure called The Secret Potion, has been strongly recommended by actress June Whitfield and hailed as an ideal follow up to Harry Potter by author Jessica Duchen.

More recently, he has written 'tell all' celebrity book My Life With The Stars – Best, Ali and the Panties, featuring stories and anecdotes about the many big names he has interviewed from the worlds of show business and sport, followed by Triple Tease, a spicy crime thriller recommended by best selling authors Peter James and Tamara McKinley, actor Brian Capron and the SUN Newspaper's Stuart Pink

Tony, who at the age of 68 still plays football for a veterans club and tennis at Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, also edits books and writes theatre reviews for the Brighton Argus. In addition, he finds time to encourage other writers as chairman of Anderida Writers of Eastbourne.

His work as a leisure writer, critic and sports editor for the Richmond and Twickenham Times and Kentish Times Series saw him take on a variety of challenges – learning to dance with Strictly Come Dancing star Erin Boag, becoming a stand-up comedian and playing football with the late George Best and Bobby Moore.

Tony has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment and in the sporting world – including Muhammad Ali, Linda Gray, Britt Ekland, Frankie Howerd, Patsy Kensit, Petula Clark, Kate O'Mara, Joe Pasquale, Seb Coe, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Bobby Robson and top comedy writers Galton and Simpson.

Tony's Dedication:
Tony has dedicated his books to the memory of his parents Mabel and Dennis Flood and his grandparents Winnie and Reggie Burwash, who brought him up with so much love and kindness. They, together with his lovely wife Heather and son James, have been an inspiration to him as a writer.

Heather Flood- author of fantasy adventure books for young children

Heather Flood, a mother of two with three young grandchildren, was encouraged to become a published author by her husband Tony, a former journalist and one-time Controller of Information for Sky Television.

She began by reviewing theatrical productions for the Richmond and Twickenham Times newspaper series and, since moving to Eastbourne in 2008, she has penned theatre reviews for the Brighton Argus. Then, two years ago, Heather decided to write children's books, mainly for her grandchildren Gabrielle and Ashlee. It was Gabrielle's love of the colour pink which prompted Heather to write Mousey Mousey and the Witches' Spells, about a delightful little mouse who loves everything pink.

After the success of this first book, Heather followed up with The Giant Sticker Monster and Other Children's Stories. More stories about Mousey Mousey and witches Agatha and Bernice will be published soon, while Heather is busily writing another adventure involving the Giant Sticker Monster plus a science fiction fantasy novel.

Heather gave husband Tony the idea for his first novel, The Secret Potion, a fantasy adventure story which actress June Whitfield and author Jessica Duchen have hailed as the ideal follow-up to Harry Potter.

Heather has benefited from belonging to the Anderida Writing Circle, where she won the Short Story Award for 2011, with the title 'Picture This'. She also belongs to the New Eastbourne Writers, and helps Tony run a Creative Writing Group at Eastbourne Seniors Club.

She loves singing and is a member of the Concentus Chorale choir in Eastbourne

Heather, a former secretary, likes trying new things and has taken on many challenges. These include helping her first husband to build two houses, climbing the Great Wall of China and making wedding and birthday cakes.

She had great fun learning to dance with Erin Boag, one of the stars from TV's Strictly Come Dancing, but she simply discovered that, sadly, both she and Tony have two left feet!

Heather's Dedication:
I would like to dedicate my books to my wonderful husband Tony, who inspires me every day, and our gorgeous grandchildren Gabrielle, Ashlee and new addition Sam. Hopefully they, together with my children Lee, Emma and James, will get as much pleasure reading my books as I have in writing them.

Both Tony and Heather can be contacted any time by email.
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