On a recent family vacation to the UK, my sister (Kate Cooper ) presented James Chapman and me with this delicious edition of Kyle Evans and the Key to the Universe.
Every detail of the cover had been perfectly reproduced. James thought it looked even better than the original. I’m certain it tasted a whole lot better (although to be fair, I haven’t actually tried to eat a paper copy of the book). Yummy!
Well, to be honest, it’s not really pictures that have been distracting me recently, but picture books. Specifically, ideas for picture books, of which I have several. Unfortunately, I have less artistic talent than an Enderman, so these ideas are just a bunch of words right now.
In other news, I am still gathering feedback to my new shortish story, and the third and final Kyle Evans book is coming along slowly (thanks to those pesky Picture Book ideas!).
The third, and final, Kyle Evans book is underway! I am so excited to finally get going (after being stuck for several weeks) and cannot wait to see what happens next to my favorite three characters. Yes, I realize that sounds strange, but apart from a couple of key moments, I really have no idea what will take place in this final installment.
Separately, my new manuscript is with a group of Advance Readers (kids aged 8-11) and I should start hearing from them soon. If it does well with them, this will be my next publication.
I’ll provide more updates as I have them!
The Kyle Evans books and Flicker now have their own Instagram accounts. You can follow them at:@kyleevansbooks and @officialflickerbook. As a reminder, you can find me on Instagram at @robhhunt. See you there!
Many thanks to Steph at Cover2Cover for her wonderful review of Kyle Evans and the Deadly Plague. Here’s a short excerpt:
“Rob Hunt does not disappoint with book two in the Kyle Evans series. The book is simply put ‘out of this world’ (pun intended) with crazy creatures, action and adventure. Younger readers will love this series, it is full of space, monsters, battles, and dangerous feats.”
You can find the full review right here.
Congratulations to Eric H. from Wilton, CT who has won this original, signed illustration from Kyle Evans and the Key to the Universe. In case you are wondering, this is a Grug – a rather unpleasant creature that Kyle, Sofia and Boootles encounter on a distant planet. I hope you enjoy having him in your home!
Kyle Evans and the Key to the Universe continues to earn great reviews (like this one from Readers’ Favorite ) and was just named one of the best books of 2016 by AlliesOpinions.
If you, or a child in your life, love fun, exciting adventure stories with wacky characters and excellent illustrations then you can pick up a copy at any bookstore, or right here. You can also find the sequel (Kyle Evans and the Deadly Plague) at your favorite bookshop and here.