S: joseph delaney
FC: Joseph Delaney
1: Joseph Delaney is the author of the Last Apprentice series. | His books have been sold in 24 countries like Czeck Republic, Brazil, and Romania.
2: Of the eight books in the Last Apprentice series, the us is the only place they are called this, everywhere else they are called the Wardstone Chronicles. | =
3: Most places in the book are based of off real places in his home of Lancashire, UK. | The series was also first based on a local folktale.
4: His first book originally had only 10,000 words, then 30,000, and it was published with 60,000. | He will probably end the series with 15 books, or until he tires of writing.
5: Joseph Delaney aims for 5,000 words a week. | He also likes to visit places related to the book.
6: In the first book , the spooks test was based off a childhood nightmare where he had to spend a night in a haunted house and go into the cellar at midnight. where something waited, he didn't know what, or who.
7: He was a teacher before a writer. | Delaney taught for 30 years.
8: He taught 16-18 year olds. He first was an English teacher, then switched to the head of film and media studies.
9: Joseph's favorite childhood novel, and first, was Treasure Island. | Delaney knew that he wanted to be an author in his 20's.
10: First wrote for adults, hated it, now writes for children. | Only writes when hes in the mood.
11: Both of his sons wanted to be writers. | He started to co-write a book with one of them, but it didn't work out.
12: Joseph Delaney has written four complementary books to go along with the series. | Gives talks in library's all the time.
13: Always buys books in case he wants to read them again. | As a kid he was poor and went to the library, so he went every Saturday to check two books out to read that week.
14: list of books:
16: His complementary books of the series:
18: In this book tom gets assigned as a spooks apprentice. | I read Revenge of the Witch and it's the first in the series.
19: This girl tricks him into giving blood cakes to an imprisoned witch to make her strong enough to get free. | Mother Malkin, the witch, gets free just before he realizes his mistake.
20: He the tries to hunt her down all by himself because his master is gone on a job about a local Bogart and he feels that its his responsibility.
21: Tom follows her to a river where they battle each other for their lives!
23: "This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U.S. copyright law." (Simpson, 70)