D.D. Everest lives with his partner Sara, their two children, and two cats in a rambling Edwardian house on the Ashdown Forest. When he isn’t writing, he spends his time chauffering his teenage children to their social engagements; managing a local youth football team; and acting as a roadie for his son’s various rock n’ roll bands. But he doesn’t complain. Much.
In his spare time he is a successful journalist and the author of a number of nonfiction books.
His debut novel, Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret, was shortlisted for the Best Children’s Book in the National Book Awards.
D. D. Everest's magical middle grade debut, filled with enchanted books and mysterious activity, is sure to captivate readers. Open this book . . . if you dare to face what awaits you inside!
On his twelfth birthday, Archie Greene receives a mysterious package containing an ancient book in a language he doesn't recognize. The gift leads him to a family he didn't know he had and a world he never knew existed.
With the help of his cousins, Bramble and Thistle, Archie tries to unravel the mystery behind his book, but he begins to realize that his gift is something more powerful than he could have imagined. And the only thing more perilous than its contents is being its owner. The book waited four hundred years for Archie Greene. Now Archie must discover why.