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"'Tell me what you see.'
"'Some things I see, others are unclear.'"
For more than a year, Prince Ramose has been living in disguise, travelling without rest to get back to the royal palace where he can regain his place as heir to the throne of Egypt.
But his journey is not over yet. There is no going back once you have felt the sting of the scorpion.
About The Author
Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning author of books for children. She has a longstanding fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Carole is a meticulous researcher who finds it difficult to stop researching and begin writing. She once searched for weeks to find out whether there were daffodils in Han Dynasty China. Carole is married, has a daughter, and lives in inner-city Melbourne.
Carole Wilkinson exploits her obviously sound grasp of the labyrinthine nature of ancient Egyptian politics to credibly conjure up unexpected plot twists and turns in these swiftly paced adventures. The author's writing is tight, well structured and deftly plotted. * Magpies *
ISBN: 9781921167225 ISBN-10: 192116722X Audience:
For Ages: 9+ years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 162 Published: 1st June 2006 Publisher: Walker Books Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.9
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
I didn’t start writing until I was quite old — nearly 40. Before that, I worked as a laboratory assistant. My jobs involved working with a lot of blood and brains. You might think this sounds a bit gory, but I quite enjoyed working in a laboratory. The trouble was I always had this niggling feeling that it wasn’t what I was meant to be doing.
One day I realised what I’ve always wanted to be—a writer! I don’t know why it took me so long to work that out. When I was at school in the 1960s (a very long time ago) it didn’t sound like the sort of thing a girl from Port Adelaide could ever do, so I suppose I didn’t think of it back then. Once I’d decided to try and become a writer, I went to university. I wrote lots of things at university including my first novel. I didn’t think it was very good. I showed it to a friend who worked in publishing. I don’t think she thought it was very good either, but she must have seen some potential because she asked me if I could write a teenage novel. ‘Yes,’ I said, when actually I was thinking ‘Are you serious? Of course I can’t!’
I’d never thought about writing for young people. I tried to think of a story. My daughter was at high school, and something she was doing at the time gave me an idea. My friend liked my idea. So I went ahead and wrote the whole novel. That was my first published book. It was published in 1996 and was called Stagefright.
I sometimes wish I’d started writing when I was younger, but then I think things have worked out okay. I find that I have lots of ideas and so far I’ve never had ‘writers’ block’ (touch wood). I might have got a late start, but I’ve been trying to make up for lost time. I’ve written 30-odd books, some short stories, a telemovie and some TV and planetarium scripts.