I’m super proud of these books. It was great to plot a five book series with a full story arc. I got to write a portrait of my beloved home town. And I got the opportunity to explore so many ideas and issues close to my heart. Plus I got to write some crackingly good fun arguments! I’d say I’m going to miss the characters but I know they’ll be forever rattling around in my head. I hope you all enjoy these books as much as I enjoyed creating them because that was a lot.

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I’m giving away 9 of these Friday Barnes/Potato Race T-shirts. To enter all you have to do is listen to my podcast ‘Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt’ then rate and review it on Apple Podcasts or ITunes. Take a screen shot as proof. Then send that to me in a PM along with your postal address and preferred T-shirt size. Competition closes April 8th. Wherever you are in the world please do enter. I will send out signed bookmarks as consolation prizes so everyone will be a winner.