Hi everyone! Today I’m back to share with you a guest post from author Rob Stevens to celebrate the recent release of his newest children’s book Lucky Break. You can check out more about the book lower down in this post, but first of all Rob shares with us five of his favourite places to write. Enjoy!
Being an airline pilot and an author means I find myself in a different country on a weekly basis. It also means that I need to find a new place to write wherever I go. Here are five of my favourite places to write. They are all very different but they all have one thing in common – you can get a great cup of coffee there, which is essential when I’m trying to cope with jet-lag to finish my next chapter!
- Toast Box, Singapore. A simple, local café where the locals come for their kaya toast and kopi.
- The Berlin Bistro, Long Beach, Los Angeles. A great place to sit in the sunshine and watch the eclectic people of Long Beach go about their daily lives.
- Tasha’s, Johannesburg. Situated right on the corner of Nelson Mandela Square this is the perfect location to enjoy the South African sunshine (especially when it’s freezing at home!)
- Starbucks, Electric Road, Hong Kong. Normally I prefer to go somewhere a little more individual but this one is right next to my hotel and their coffee is great.
- Home. Because there’s no place like it.
Author: Rob Stevens
Genre: Children’s Books
Publisher: Andersen Press
Publication Date: May 3rd 2018
Format: Paperback (272 pages)
Leon’s twin, Lenny, had the best imagination in the world. He could do a back flip from a standing start and tell rude jokes nonstop for hours. But a year ago Lenny died, and Leon’s family hasn’t been the same since.
When a new boy, Arnold, starts at Leon’s school, he has no idea what to think: Arnold doesn’t understand jokes, sarcasm is lost on him and he can be completely blunt. Leon has never met anyone like Arnold before, and an unlikely friendship blossoms. Before long things start to get seriously bonkers, and the two boys are breaking windows, accidentally holding up a bank and getting arrested after a disagreement with a baguette.
But amidst all this madness, can Awkward Arnold actually help Leon to sort his life out?
Go and check out Lucky Break now! Big thanks to Rob for the guest post and to Harriet from Andersen Press for getting me on board. I’d love to hear what you think of the book!