JACK TRELAWNY - AUTHOR, SCHOOL VISITOR, CHILDREN'S 'EDUTAINER', SCREENWRITER
Jack Trelawny is an author, school visitor, 'edutainer', and screenwriter - www.jacktrelawny.com. His first book for children, 'Kernowland 1 The Crystal Pool', was published in 2005. In 2017, he started writing screenplays.
KERNOWLAND 1 THE CRYSTAL POOL - 'CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2006'
Scott Pack, Head of Buying at Waterstone's Booksellers plc made Kernowland 1 The Crystal Pool a 'Children's Book of the Year 2006': "Jack Trelawny's Kernowland is about as good as they get... first rate... The story takes its brother and sister protagonists to Cornwall and then through a magic cave to Kernowland where adventures ensure. Witty, scary and full of adventure the use of alternative versions of West Country landmarks in the imagined world is very clever and the environmental message a great one for kids." (Scott Pack has been described by the UK's Guardian national newspaper as 'The most powerful man in the books trade'. The comments above appeared under the heading 'Children's Books of the Year' on his Blog page in December 2006.)
FIVE MORE NOVELS AND 2,000 SCHOOL AUTHOR VISITS FOR 400,000 CHILDREN
Since then Jack has written 5 more novels in the 'Kernowland in Erthwurld' series and conducted more than 2,000 school visits for over 400,000 children in the UK and around the world with a reading and writing 'Edutainment Show' that mixes education with entertainment. He can visit any school in the world via Skype (Contact Skype Name: jack.trelawny).
THIRTEEN THINGS SERIES - OBJECTS FROM JOINT BBC & BRITISH MUSEUM PROJECT
Jack is currently writing another series of 13 stories called 'Thirteen Things', with each story inspired by a different object from the joint BBC and British Museum project, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'. The first book in this series, 'The Emperor's Rhinoceros: The Amazing Adventures of Ganda The Brave' was published in 2014.
JACK HAS WRITTEN THE SCREENPLAY FOR ONE OF HIS ADULT BOOKS (UNDER DIFFERENT NAME)
For most of 2017, as well attending over 150 school author visits, Jack was working on turning one of his adult books, The Scole Experiment (he writes for adults under a different name), into a film, including writing the screenplay. He and his wife, Jane, were approached by Hollywood Producer, Rory Rooney, in early 2017, and they collaborated with Rory for a year to write the screenplay. As of April 2018, The Scole Experiment movie script has been lodged with the Writers' Guild of America and is currently being presented to film production companies and read by actors.
SCREENPLAY FOR KERNOWLAND - CHANGE OF TITLE TO 'ERTHWURLD'
Jack is currently writing a screenplay to turn the Kernowland series into a film and/or TV series. He has changed the title to 'ERTHWURLD' to reflect the wider world the Kernowland stories grew into (Kernowland, an alternative Cornwall, is a tiny place in ERTHWURLD). The script for the First Series First Episode of an ERTHWURLD children's TV series has been submitted to the BBC. Jack is also working on a motion-picture version of the script.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND FREE SCHOOL AUTHOR VISITS
As well as working on his new books and screenplays, the author Tweets (@JackTrelawny), posts on Facebook (JackTrelawnyAuthor), and writes a regular Jack Trelawny Blog (JackTrelawny.blogspot.com). He also continues to offer FREE author visits to around 180 schools each year. Schools wishing to arrange a FREE Author Visit should contact Jane Bennett, Events Manager, at Campion Books (publishers)... E: email@example.com, T: 01992 714369