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An Explosion of Ideas

Paul Bird
Paul Bird Author Interview

The Mistaken Monster is a fun adventure story following three kids who think they see a monster but discover something heartwarming instead. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

A family holiday, a conversation with my 10 year old daughter Sarah, an explosion of ideas, and the book was born.

What scene did you have the most fun writing in this book?

The scene where they all realise that stye have mistaken the old man for a monster. The interaction between him and the group reminds me of so many conversations with over people about how much they value company.

Was there anything from your own childhood that you placed into this story?

The snake going across the year din the opening is right out of my childhood. That was a really common occurrence where I grew up.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from the story?

Don’t judge, kindness is our best defense.

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Sometimes things are not as they seem. Three friends break the rules and end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. And they are sure they’ve seen a monster in the forbidden place, there’s no doubt in their minds. But things are not always as they seem. Or are they? Courage and strength will be needed to escape in this epic adventure!

To Give Reader’s a Laugh

Paul Bird
Paul Bird Author Interview

My Aunt the Vampire is a fun collection of short stories following the humorous events in one boys life. What inspires you to write short stories?

I’m inspired by wanting to give reader’s a laugh – a simple story without a heavy handed message.

What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

Learning from experience, forgiveness, righting wrongs and remembering to have fun in the process!

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

Trusting your friends, the importance of honesty, life is not always fair, we must play the cards we are given.

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

The Destiny Shoes – time travel shoes take a young girl on the most exciting adventures!

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A riotous short story collection. The sequel to One Mad Rooster, this collection moves the action 5 years, with the main protagonist in high school, but in no less trouble. Whether he’s convinced his aunt is a secret vampire or battling haunted fireworks these stories are a fun-filled collection of humor for young teens.

My Aunt the Vampire

My Aunt the Vampire (One mad Rooster short stories) by [Paul Bird, Cassandra Allen]

My Aunt The Vampire, by Paul Bird, is the sequel to One Mad Rooster and is a lively collection of short stories that follow the hilarious and heartwarming events of one boy’s life. Within this humors collection for young teens, you’ll find him convinced his aunt is a vampire, battling haunted fireworks, and trying to outwit his English teacher.

Paul Bird does a great job of getting inside a teenager’s mind. It allowed me to connect with the protagonist because he felt authentic. It is that awkward age between childhood and adulthood where you can believe one thing, even when logic is rearing its head and telling you that your belief is wrong.

At the beginning of each chapter there is a picture that is associated with tit. They are cute pictures without being too childish and really brings life to these stories. Author Paul Bird also starts each chapter with a paragraph or two in the middle of the action and then goes back in time a little to help explain what’s going on. This can be a little disorientating at first but he does handle it well and everything within the story connects with that particular story.

While this is a collection of stories, all of the stories do have the unifying thread of having the same protagonist. It is a little difficult to keep track of when the events happen in the protagonist’s life, as I was not sure when these things were happening. But otherwise these were entertaining stories that felt grounded but still imaginative.

My Aunt The Vampire by Paul Bird is a well written collection of fun stories that will appeal to anyone looking for a lighthearted read with organically humorous situations.

Pages: 155 | ASIN: B07MY2B8PX

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