Jonathan Gould

Scrawling

Scrawling
Title: Scrawling
Published: January 30, 2014
Author's Twitter: @jonno_go
Neville Lansdowne drowned in a sea of words.  Of course, he didn't really drown. You can't actually drown in a sea of words. But you can sink a long way down into its depths, and that's exactly what happened to Neville.Deep down in an undersea world constructed entirely out of words, Neville meets some peculiar new companion and soon finds himself in the middle of another strange and wholly unexpected adventure.

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Scribbling

Scribbling
Title: Scribbling
Published: October 24, 2012
Author's Twitter: @jonno_go
Neville Lansdowne pushed the world out of shape. He didn't mean to do it. He didn't even realise he had done it. If you had asked him, he would have said that, as far as he could tell, the world was the wrong shape to begin with. In a world that is totally the wrong shape, Neville meets a new bunch of eccentric characters, and embarks on another strange and wholly unexpected adventure.

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Doodling

Doodling
Title: Doodling
Published: January 24, 2011
Author's Twitter: @jonno_go
Neville Lansdowne fell off the world. Actually he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up.   Doodling is an engaging comic fantasy which relates the events that befall Neville after he finds himself abandoned by the world and adrift in the middle of an asteroid field. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver's Travels) as Neville wanders through his new home, meeting a variety of eccentric characters and experiencing some most unexpected adventures.

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Magnus Opum

Magnus Opum
Title: Magnus Opum
Author's Twitter: @jonno_go
An epic tale of swords and baked goods. Magnus Mandalora never planned to go out into the big, wide world. He thought he’d live out his life in his homely little village, happily cooking and eating pflugberry pies. But fate had other ideas. Before he knows it, Magnus has embarked on an incredible adventure. He discovers a world full of marvels and wonder, surprises and delights. But it’s also a world of perils and danger. As Magnus finds himself right in the middle of a long-running war between the fair and noble Cherines and the vile and despicable Glurgs, he faces challenges beyond anything he could have imagined.  

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Awesome Allshorts: Last Days, Lost Ways

Awesome Allshorts: Last Days, Lost Ways
This superbly written short story anthology showcases talented Awesome Indie authors from around the globe. Though from a variety of genres, the stories are all entertaining, contemporary and thought-provoking.   Indulge your taste for good fiction with this short story anthology by authors with bold new voices. Though from diverse genres, the stories share a contemporary and contemplative feel that will linger long after the reader has read the last one. Awesome Allshorts showcases talented authors from around the globe, many whose novels have received multiple honors, including Awesome Indies approved status. Stories selected by Tahlia Newland, Dixiane Hallaj and Richard Bunning.

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Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle

Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle: A Picture Book for Kids
Title: Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle: A Picture Book for Kids
Published: May 13, 2014
Author's Twitter: @jonno_go
When Thomas finds a talking turtle in his yard, he's amazed and surprised, especially when the turtle insists, "I'm not a turtle. I'm a tiger!" After a visit to the zoo and a fun chase, the turtle--or is it a tiger?--discovers an important truth and makes a fast friend.

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Flidderbugs

Flidderbugs
Title: Flidderbugs
Categories: ,
Published: August 30, 2011
Author's Twitter: @jonno_go
As Kriffle the Flidderbug investigates why his fellow ‘bugs find it impossible to agree on the pressing issue of how many points there are on the leaves of the tree on which they live, he finds that the truth is more complicated, and ultimately more terrifying, than he ever could have imagined. Flidderbugs is a political satire, a modern fable, or maybe just a funny little story about a bunch of insects with some very peculiar obsessions.

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