Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and download free character development worksheets! Elizabeth Sims August 26, How do the most successful authors of our time construct their stories? If you read them, and if you also read some ancient myths, you will begin to see parallels. You will feel smacked upside the head with parallels.
Background and personal life[ edit ] Rugby School Horowitz was born in StanmoreMiddlesexinto a wealthy Jewish family, and in his early years lived an upper middle class lifestyle.
At the age of 8, Horowitz was sent to Orley Farma boarding preparatory school in HarrowMiddlesex. There, he entertained his peers by telling them the stories he had read. Horowitz's mother introduced him to Frankenstein and Dracula. She also gave him a human skull for his 13th birthday.
Horowitz said in an interview that it reminds him to get to the end of each story since he will soon look like the skull. Lovecraft based his fictional Necronomicon on a real text, and to have read some of that text. He died from cancer when his son Anthony was 22, and the family was never able to track down the missing money despite years of trying.
They have two sons. He credits his family with much of his success in writing, as he says they help him with ideas and research.
He is a patron of child protection charity Kidscape. In his second novel, Misha, the Magician and the Mysterious Amulet was published and he moved to Paris to write his third book.
This story saw Martin Hopkins battling an ancient evil that threatened the whole world. Only three of four remaining stories in the series were ever written: Inhe released Myths and Legends, a collection of retold tales from around the world. In between writing these novels, Horowitz turned his attention to legendary characters, working with Richard Carpenter on the Robin of Sherwood television series, writing five episodes of the third season.
He also novelised three of Carpenter's episodes as a children's book under the title Robin Sherwood: The Hooded Man In addition, he created Crossbowa half-hour action adventure series loosely based on William Tell.
InGroosham Grange was published. Its central character is a thirteen-year-old "witch", David Eliot, gifted as the seventh son of a seventh son.
Like Horowitz's, Eliot's childhood is unhappy. The Groosham Grange books are aimed at a slightly younger audience than Horowitz's previous books.
This era in Horowitz's career also saw Adventurer and Starting Out published. However, the most major release of Horowitz's early career was The Falcon's Malteser The second of these was The Switch, a body swap story, first published in The Unholy Grail was renamed as Return to Groosham Grange inpossibly to help readers understand the connection between the books.
Horowitz Horror and More Horowitz Horror saw Horowitz exploring a darker side of his writing. Each book contains several short horror stories. Many of these stories were repackaged in twos or threes as the Pocket Horowitz series.
Horowitz began his most famous and successful series in the new millennium with the Alex Rider novels.I'm an author of fantasy and science fiction novels.
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