Chaos runs through the dark night; head down, teeth clenched, eyes peeled. The rain lashes his face, thick clumps of mud fly up as he runs, but nothing will stop him discovering the dark secret of The Academy, nothing.Alec Sillifant's first novel, a slick, quick non-stop page turner, will put you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. A spy-school-thriller with a twist, this is a great read for the impatient and demanding C21st young reader!
Alec Sillifant was born in 1965 in Somerset but as a kid moved to Liverpool, the city he considers home though he has little understanding of football or what the fuss around The Beatles is all about.
He was first published at a tender age - could have been 9 or 10, he forgets - in a comic called 'Krazy' that has long since vanished before working for a couple of decades on the next words, to make them perfect as possible not because he is genetically lazy, to get published in a magazine called AWoL, which also has now ceased to be. (He understood at the time that a pattern seemed to be emerging) He also had his scribblings published in Back Street Heroes another magazine...that is still in print before anyone asks and rightly so, check it out if you like your motorcycles with a touch of finely engineered individuality.
Eventually he found some nice people, at Meadowside Children's Books, who thought his words should go into books and since then they have published nine books with him, the latest of which is 'Jake Highfield Chaos Unleashed'; a book even Sillifant was surprised to find himself finish as it contains more than 20 words. This one even got into The Times as part of a Book Pack and was accompanied with some nice words of praise, which made him a bit big headed and a pain to be around. Both were partly due to the fact this was the first time a Sillifant had made the broadsheets since the Great Sheep Rustling Trials in Devon during 1784.
He has done other stuff in his time on the planet but this is all about his writing so we will leave it there. Alec has got a 'MySpace' thing going on but in a very limited scope as he does not really understand what he is supposed to do but if you want to shout at him for something that is the best place to try to do so. But be warned he has a tendency to make stuff up and lie on reflex so don't believe everything you read or hear about him.