An exciting, thought-provoking, mystery adventure for children that weaves ancient Egyptian myths with long-forgotten medieval tales and family secrets into a story of a battle to protect a way of life.

About the author

Hello, and welcome to the page about me, the author of The Mucklebury Sunstone.

Well, my name is Stuart William Thomas, hence the S.W.Thomas bit on the front of the book.

My age is closely guarded secret, but in my mind I am about 25.

I've got a wife and children and I like the simple things in life like a long country walk or hiking up a mountain (like I'm doing in my picture), a good strong cup of tea, a brie and bacon sandwich, taking the dog for a run and sitting in the garden with my face tilted up towards a warm sun. In fact, I've got a quite a lot in common with the people of Mucklebury, which is probably why I've spent so much time in the place.

I've always written things down for my own or my family's and friends' amusement or to try and make sense of the world. And I've tried a few times to write something that might become a fully-fledged book that other people might find amusing too.  The Mucklebury Sunstone is the first one to make it all the way to the finish line.

This website will tell you about all things Mucklebury and keep you up to date with what I'm doing and what the Muckleburians are up to.

There will be a little bit of history, a little bit of geography and some of Rosie Middleton's fantastic drawings - so a little bit of art too.

There will be a regular supply of short stories on the Mucklebury Shorts page for your entertainment. There you will find some of the characters from The Mucklebury Sunstone plus a few more of the eccentric and wonderful inhabitants of this curious little place, who are not quite so famous as Everest Pearmain and his friends.

Not so famous perhaps but ever so slightly more crackers.

I would love to hear from you if you have read the book and a review on Amazon is always good as it helps others to decide whether the book is right for them or whether they should avoid it like the plague (not many of those hopefully).

And if you've got any questions, or are wondering about something you've read in the book, contact me on the Contact page (spookily enough) and I'll get back to you.

Happy reading.

S W Thomas