Something Typically Cheeky

Andrew Cahill-Lloyd Author Interview

The Visitors follows two time-traveling aliens who go back in time to save Earth from destruction with the help of some misfit friends. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

I was fiddling with some basic digital art. I created a Pteranodon aimed at kids. My cat Dax, one of the main characters, did something typically cheeky and I was inspired to create the story round Dax and Ptoni.

With so many entertaining characters in this story, who was your favourite character to write for and why?

My favourite is Dax because he is based on a real cat. The scene on the ship in orbit over NASA, where Dax flicks his collar off, is based on an actual event. I do have to say that family feedback is that Florence the Jersey Cow is the favourite among readers hands down.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Inclusion

What is the next book that you are working on, and when will it be available?

I am currently on working on a follow up to The Visitors, and I am turning an original screenplay into novel form. A very adult story of street kids, I will release it under a new pen name. Both should be around 6 months away.

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Two time-travelling aliens, Bjorn and Zorn, witness the destruction of the Earth in 2052. They believe the Earth has been destroyed by religious zealots. Their investigation reveals one of their own is behind it. The intended goal was to hide the Earth from the universe. With Tasmania up for grabs, the chess game begins. They travel in time to collect a little band of misfits, to help them save humanity from its religious wars.
The laid back Ptoni the Pteranodon, the ladylike Florence the Jersey Cow, the excitable Penelope the Adelie Penguin, and the Chicken Nugget obsessed Dax the Maine Coon Cat, set off on an adventure that will see them cross the galaxy and back again.
Their adventure is filled with drama, fun and chaos. The local drive-thru will never be the same again, and neither will Florence’s derriere. Alien abduction can be fun!

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