VCPTM Robin.

VCPTM Author Robin John Morgan & info on his first Book.

The Author Robin John Morgan:Robin his spent most of his life working in horticulture, he ran his business from a market stall in Hyde Cheshire UK and eventually moved into a kiosk in Denton Tameside UK. In 2006 plans were published to demolish the market and Robin with fellow traders began a campaign to save there business’s and the local market, read on for more insight.

     Heirs To The Kingdom pt1 : The Bowman Of Loxley, was written as stated by Robin John Morgan and illustrated by artist Louis M Slater. The story officially started out with Robins fascination as a Young boy with the tales of Robin Hood, he was later told by his grandparents that there was a family connections to the first Earl of Huntington, who’s son according to folklore went on to become the first Robin Hood, this was found out in the family before Robin was Born and so concludes the story of Robins name sake.

     When Robins first daughter was born he took to telling her many bed time stories one of which was the story of Robin Hood, and to no end when the story ended in true child fashion she asked “what happens next?” Robin tried to explain to her that that was the end of the story, but she persisted and replied “Yeah but what happened to Robin Hood?” and so on the spot Robin tried to satisfy her enquiring mind and thus the story of The Bowman of Loxley began. What had started out as a bed time story soon turned into piles of notes, and back in  2006 Robin went through a struggle with the local council, as they tried to get rid of the local market, and as the traders left one by one Robin and Louis stuck it out till the end.

     Robin had always loved to write short stories and poems for fun, and for his friends and family to read, he had never thought that he would write a novel let alone get it published, finding that while fighting the local council he had a little more time on his hands then expected he started to go through all of his notes, extend them, polish them up and fit them into the story and so began the long journey of creating the book and artwork of The Bowman of Loxley.

     The book its self is a fiction based book under the genre of fantasy adventure and action, altough having read this book and being more of a period drama fiend myself, I have to admit not only will this book appeal to all fiction readers but it most definitely will appeal to all book loves in general, Robins father has tendencies to read books about politicians and such, and yet when asked what he thought of the book he stated that not only did he love it but it does not read like a first book more so his fourth or fifth book. So what I’ll do next is put on a brief synopsis about the book for you to make up your own minds:

     It is the year 2038, 26 years after the deadly virus the Red Death swept through the land, taking millions of lives and creating havoc. The age of Modern Man had come to an abrupt halt.

     Looting and riots came first, then the raging fires that began the destruction of all man had built, within a year the earthquakes began and then the land was given back to Nature. Dressed in green and covered in her carpet of life, the world that had been known slipped below, and was eaten by decay and returned to the land from which it had come. An old faith of the past, now called Earth returned. With it came the prophecies of a lost time, and the words. “Look to the Bowman for he will herald the start of new days,” were now spoken across the land.

     It is the first week of the New Year 2038, and Robbie is sat in the greenhouse of his parents farm deep within the walled stockade of Loxley. He is bored and restless and lost in his thoughts of the red haired girl, with the sapphire blue eyes, who lives a quarter of a mile away in the fourteen houses that form the small village street.

     There is talk of the Cutter’s, the brutal gangs that have terrorised the south, raiding small communities taking their food and precious metals. To Robbie it is a million miles away and all he wants is to find a way of being able to talk to Rune.

     He is not aware of the prophecy, or the secrets hidden deep within Rune’s line, soon his world will change forever as he discovers the name of the Cutter’s leader. His destiny lies beyond the walls of the stockade, as his unnatural talents with a bow take on greater significance. Robbie is destined to face and stop Mason Knox, who sees himself as the man to take the crown and rule the new world.

     With his most trusted friends, and his crazy Uncle Harry, Robbie leads the way to halt Mason and defend the green world he loves. From the moment he leaves things take strange turns as a mysterious woodsman meets him with a sacred gift. When Grandmother walks in through the wall, Robbie begins to understand that there is more to Rune than he first realised.

The Bowman of Loxley is the first instalment in the fantasy adventure, Heirs to the Kingdom. It is an exciting story filled with humour and some immensly warm moments, The characters will come alive and jump off the page as this thrilling tale will take you in unexpected directions. This is a book that will draw you in, and leave you thinking long after the book is put back down. Written in a simple easy to follow style, you will find yourself lost in a realm that if our world had taken a different turn, could have been yours..

Still can’t make up your mind then look up Robin and his book on FREADO.COM and have your chance to read the first chapter of the book online.

Kind Regards

The VCP Team

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VCPTM Louis M Slater.

VCPTM Louis M Slater.

Louis was the son of one of the local market traders who owned a shop just up the block from Robins. In early 2006 he came to work on the market having returned from Cornwall where he had previously lived, he had not been around for long when they both realised that they had a lot in common with each other. Louis had been to art college and had moved on into life and sadly much of his artistic ability had been put aside as he wandered through life looking for a place where he fitted in.

When Robin first met Louis he was sifting through what was a huge pile of notes and plans, which would be organised into what would become the books that will be published in the HTTK series. Although no one knew of the story at that time, it was a year later as firm friends he first began to tell him of my plans for the book. When Robin first picked out a few trusted individuals to use as a readers group, Louis was one of the first on the list, his imagination was intense and he very quickly became one of what today could be considered the books biggest fans.

2007 was a difficult year for all of the local traders, as their business were swept aside to make way for a new civic square, and as sales fell there was not really a great deal to do except sit tight and hope the Local Council would be reasonable when the time came to settle. With sales falling and Christmas closing in Robin was in the process of trying to organise the book to be published, and it was at that time he asked Louis if he would consider drawing a picture of the Bowman to fit on the cover.

Robin had seen some of his portfolio earlier in the year, and a few pictures had caught his attention.

Robin stated,  “One in particular of Tintagel as a ruined fortress gripped me. Louis has a great eye for those small details that others sometimes miss, the fortress was drawn in a wonderful manner, but it was the way the grass had been drawn to reflect the sea winds that captured my attention.Over the Christmas that followed Isaw each sketch as it was outlined and slowly the picture of a single bowman came together, Its quite ironic that the final task I did when we had to close down the shop, was to sit with Louis in the empty building with his sketches taped to the wall. We sat side by side looking at them and both in agreement something was missing, It soon became very obvious that Robbie would not be out in the woodland without Rune. Louis took out a pen, and in bright blue ink he sketched the figure of Rune leaning on Robbie’s shoulder as she does many times in the book, It was a defining moment as it made instant sense. His memory and eye for detail brought the whole thing together, and over the following weeks I watched as his artwork expanded.”

In the final cut for the books cover, Robin decided to use just a small part of the completed picture, although the full picture is framed on his wall. He loves the picture but felt that during the editing process that it gave too many clues to the book, a lesson he thinks that will serve them better for book two.

Louis is a freelance artist, commissioned by VCP to work on the HTTK drawings. He has been commissioned on several occasions to draw portraits and specifically requested pieces of art for members of the public, so if you see him around with the VCP Team and you are intrested in getting him to draw for you ask him for his rates I’m sure he would like that.

 

VCPTM Corinne.

VCPTM CORINNE.

Corinne is Robin’s partner in business, and in life and has the wonderful job of PA at VCP, and to the author  Robin John Morgan. Not only does she run most of Robins’ day to day activities, including maintaining and updating the website, blogs, and press release’s, she also helps manage all aspects of promotion and merchandising for the HTTK Project. In many instances you will find that it is Corinne who you will deal with, especially if Robin is writing. We have been informed that he does make her regular coffee’s.

When she has time to herself she enjoys hand making jewellery which is very woodland based and book inspired, most of her items are made with silver and gemstones and they are widely mentioned in the books, She prefers silver herself, although if a customer was to ask for another metal, she is willing to create custom made jewellery for them. You will always see her at events at Robin ‘s side with the VCP Team displaying a selection of the items she has made.

Corinne hopes that in the future she will be able to open up her own little shop that will sell not only jewellery and trinkets but HTTK Clothing and apperal also.

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     VCP, is a company of just two people, Robin and Corinne Morgan. They are partners in life and business, they have access at the moment to two commissioned freelance artist/illustrators and are currently looking at two more. They are a new company established on April 1st 2009, with the future objectives of publishing and promoting the Heirs to the Kingdom series of books and all its related merchandise. Once an established presence in the market has been achieved, their future sights are set on helping new writers who take the self publishing route, to have a serious chance to cost effectively get their work out in the public limelight. The company was founded in 2009 as a promotional company, but in January 2014 it made the transformation into a full publishing company.

   Over the first five months of 2014 VCP did a complete overhaul of all the early HTTK books and issued new revised editions of the first three books, followed shortly by the first edition of the fourth book in the series, they have since begun to work with other authors to help them prepare their own writing for publication.