Local author releases second
children’s fantasy novel after discovering his passion in writing during
Last year it was Journey to the Moon, this
year it is Amazing Adventures in Time. Comic writer, Ed Goodwin,
has turned out another book this year, based on the same family: would-be
techno-wizard Dad, sceptical but resigned Mum, daughter Suzy sometimes trying
out things for herself, and Connie, the youngest, who mostly goes along with
Amazing Adventures in Time is an imaginative, funny, entertaining
and completely mind-boggling story for young people.
The author explains, ‘I
started writing during the first Covid lockdown. For one thing I had lots of
time on my hands. It also let me keep in touch with all my grandchildren by
reading a chapter from the book each evening using WhatsApp. I have based my
main characters on my granddaughters Connie and Suzy. Their personalities and
quirks are reflected in their fictional versions.’
Ed Goodwin’s book is set around time travel and will take
readers on a whirlwind adventure overcoming obstacles along the way.
They will be drawn into the adventures of a fairly normal family coping with
their Dad’s desire to become famous by inventing a time machine. Humour blends
with fantasy as strange scenarios are encountered during journeys backwards and
forwards in time.
A recent review by Kent Bylines –
‘It is billed as a book for children but, as with its prequel, some of
the conversations have an Alice in Wonderland appeal to logic. The
conversations dance about between reality, play and
altercations between Mum and Dad show that this is really a comic book to
appeal to adults.’
The author continues, ‘Readers will
enjoy the mixture of humour and fantasy, while the plot is on the verge of
being possible in real life.’
About the Author
Ed Goodwin lives in Coventry. He is a retired IT project manager
who now coaches chess to adults and children and supports blind and partially
sighted people in computer skills and creative writing classes.
This is his second published children’s book following Journey
to the Moon and other stories. Both were written during lockdown for his
About the book
Will Dad’s latest invention turn out to be the Christmas gift
Suzy and Connie long for?
Dad dreams of becoming a famous scientist after creating a time
machine. Unfortunately his children show a distinct lack of interest, while Mum
constantly points out flaws in his brilliant plans. Will several fantastic
trips into the past and the future convince his family, or will all his
materials end up at the local tip?
How to Order
Adventures in Time and/or Journey to the Moon can be purchased (RRP £9.99)
from Ed. Send your requirement to email@example.com and details of how to order will be sent by