Riddle Quest Series – Book Launch

David McLean signs books

A few months ago, my local library started a writers group that I’ve been going to, and the boys have decided they wanted to come too. Through this group, we were invited to the launch of David McLean’s new series of books Riddle Quest.

When the boys heard about these books, they got really excited at the idea that each chapter had riddles in it. Mr Z was especially excited as riddles and word puzzles is something he really enjoys. So, the boys made sure we went.

We went along to The Highway Gallery in Mount Waverley, we were a bit early, but that didn’t seem to matter. We were welcomed warmly by David and then went in to enjoy the artwork by 19 year old Will McCraw, who did the cover design. The boys enjoyed the chocolate cupcakes (of course) and some of the other nibbles as well as a drink of lemonade. What they really wanted was to get their signed books!

There were some entertaining speeches (Sorry, I can’t remember everyone’s names), and I met a Facebook friend of a Facebook friend, George Ivanoff who wrote the Gamers Quest series, and had a lovely chat about books.

Mr N and Mr Z made sure they were first in line to get books and bookmarks signed, being sure to get an extra bookmark to give to their school librarian so she can get the books in to the school library.

On the way home, there were two main discussions – who was going to read the Riddle Quest books first, and what we should do for my own book launch, with most of the discussion going around the topic of the menu!

We had a wonderful time. Congratulations on launching your books David.

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PS. Mr N won the discussion about who was reading the book first, and then he complained loudly when it was time to turn the lights off!

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  1. I was, indeed, a wonderful launch. Having read the first two books beforehand, I can happily say that they are AWESOME! I am so looking forward to reading the third.
    And it was lovely meeting your, Melissa. 🙂

  2. You made me feel as if I was there at the launch, Melissa. What a lovely promotion for Riddle Quest and also for Gamer’s Quest. The authors must be delighted.

    I’m wondering whether riddles we use in stories have to be original. I’ve found some really good ones but there is now attribution attached so I can’t ask the copyright holder’s permission. I have a dumb dragon who is manipulated by a couple of riddles in one of my wip fantasies.

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks for stopping by Wendy. You may need to contact David and ask him, I sure he won’t mind hearing from you. Your story sounds like a lot of fun 🙂 My kids love stories with riddles and word play in them.

  3. Thank you for sharing your experience. 19 year old illustrator – amazing! That seems soooo young! Let us know what you think of the book. Thanks for joining us in the Kid Lit Blog Hop! 🙂

    Be sure to check out our Kid Lit Question of the Day. This week we are talking about the category of books, YA.


  4. Hi Melissa
    I really enjoyed your post and the books sound so great. I wish I could figure out riddles, I fear my toddler will grow better at it than me eventually, lol. I hope you got some great tips for your book launch and thanks for linking it in to the Kid Lit blog Hop. Cheers Julie

    • Melissa says:

      My 9 year old LOVES riddles and word play, my 11 year old enjoys them too, but loves numbers more than words (at least sometimes).

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