Richard has been writing for as long as he can remember. English was a subject he enjoyed in school as it just made sense to him. He loved to read and requested his own bedroom so that he could have a bookcase! His favourite childhood authors included, Enid Blyton, R. L. Stine, M. D. Spenser and Charles Dickens.
Characters, stories and even words he took in through all of those books have stayed with Richard for two decades. He firmly believes that books are integral in a person's upbringing and that those experiences will stay with them throughout their lives. In short, his values match those of this publishing company.
He can recall parts of those books in their entirety, from the tone of voice described by the author to certain scenes from The Famous Five or Secret Seven. Richard loves fiction and the idea of escaping and therefore creating an escape for a reader is the very reason he writes
Richard Dodd's Short Story Blog
Zack Corbin co-wrote The Secret Passageway at the tender age of five. He was in a Year One class in a school focussed on literature and Zack developed a real desire to have his name on the cover of a book. Normally unheard of at such a young age, Step-father Richard Dodd took Zack under his experienced writer's wing and turned his idea into a reality. Needless to say, Zack was...is thrilled and this experience will stay with him forever.
Zack has a thirst for knowledge, he is inquistive and bright. He enjoys Lego and puzzles and helping his little brother. Zack loves dinosaurs, superheroes and of course, books.