Children’s author Colm McElwain will host signing of his latest book ‘James Clyde and the Tomb of Salvation’ at Eason Cavan Town this coming Saturday, March 9.
It is the second book in the self-published Scotstown-native’s ‘James Clyde’ series, which follows the adventures of a young boy battling the forces of evil in the fictional world of Orchestra where he is tasked with protecting a magical and mysterious diamond.
‘Tomb of Salvation’ has been around two years in the making, following the release of Colm’s first, ‘Diamonds of Orchestra’, and the self-published route is something Colm relishes.
“I love doing it myself. I’ve designed it the way I wanted to. There are illustrations in the new book, about six different, and I would have worked with three different artists to realise those.”
Among the contributors is an 18-year-old artist from Monaghan, Lauren McKenna.
“Time”, he adds, is the biggest challenge for any aspiring writer.
“I was definitely more focused with writing this one than the first. I’d leave it for a while then come back to it, but with ‘Tomb of Salvation’ I suppose I knew the characters better, who they are, the decisions they’d make and how they’d react to what was happening. The flow of ideas came much quicker.”
Colm McElwain will be signing copies of his latest novel ‘James Clyde and the Tomb of Salvation’ at Eason, Cavan Town, from 1-2.30pm.