Friday, September 19, 2008

new story to be serialised in Puffin Post

The pre-launch edition of the all-new Puffin Post magazine will feature the first instalment of a box-fresh Matt Whyman story.

Tombstones takes us to the top of an ocean cliff face, and get deep inside the mind of a boy preparing to make the jump of his life.

Originally, I was asked to write just one chapter, and end it on a cliffhanger, which I did quite literally, in order for another writer to take over the baton.

So, in mischievous mood, I rendered the ending virtually impossible to continue. Then the Puffin team turned around and said they'd like me to write every instalment to the end. Uh oh.


Shanta Everington said...

Congrats, Matt! Sounds great.

I just finished reading The Wild btw and I thought it was awesome. The ending made me cry. It was a brave ending. A true ending. But oh so sad!

As a writer who bases my own fiction on stuff not so far removed from my real life, I am totally in awe of you. How on earth did you do the research for this book? I would really love to know.


Matt Whyman said...

Hi Shanta - good to hear from you. Hope all is well. I'm very fond of The Wild, even after Disney put out a film with the same title, so now everyone assumes it's a novel about a bunch of loveable runaway jungle animals.

As for research, I just like writing about what I don't know :o)