On Thursday, March 11, sometime after lunch I believe, author Mark Whittaker typed the words The End on book 1 of the In The Thicket series. Now comes the fun part! Editing, rewrites, filling in all the gaps and then trying to get the darn thing published. Five months after starting the project, under much duress mind you, the first chapter of In The Thicket “Black Sun Rising” is completed.

As Mark goes through the book during revision, he will upload sections to give you a hint as to the book’s focus and intentions; along with character run downs, history, inspiration and general fun stuff to get you, and (hopefully) the rest of the world excited for the next wave of children’s novels!

Thank you for your patience and interest. God speed the furry woodland creatures…