Essie Wood – Author
Hi – I’m Essie Wood. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a writer. In my regular job, I write all the time for the corporate world however, I have always wanted to write a novel - or maybe four! I get a lot of joy from writing but have always been a little bit shy about publicising what I have written, even though getting a book published is absolutely one of my goals.
Earlier this year I decided to throw caution to the wind, establish this website and post some of my writing so it could be read and hopefully enjoyed by others. I really love writing stories for children, especially middle grade fiction. Chapters from my first manuscript for a children’s novel, the Key to Gezelibar can be found on this website. I am also dabbling in a bit of chick lit at the moment and like to write the odd short story. I hope to post some excerpts from these works in the coming months.
As part of this process, I am very interested in getting some feedback from readers so I can refine and improve my work. So if you have the time, please post some feedback on my Facebook page. Any comments are most welcome …
A children’s novel, The Key To Gezelibar
Follow the story of twelve year old, Thomas and his younger sister, Millicent, who move in with their Great Aunt after the death of their father. Shortly after their arrival, Thomas and Millicent come into possession of the legendary Key to Gezelibar. Gezelibar is a magical land which, for the second time, has come under the power of the evil wizard, Shambol. Thomas and Millicent learn that their father helped overthrow Shambol the first time. Now, Thomas and Millicent are asked to help Gezelibar again by returning the Key to its rightful owners and fulfilling an ancient prophecy.
..I awoke the next morning to the sound of a dog barking outside...