The story, three books in one, is a fast-paced, non-stop adventure. The key aspect of the story is that the personality of the Super Spud is determined by their flavour. For example, tuna flavours are enriched in omega-3 fish oils and are very clever, while steak and spinach flavours are rich in iron and are very strong. Other flavours include blueberry (cool), ready salted (boring), garlic (smelly), salt and vinegar (arrogant) and menthol mint (crazy) – plus many more conventional and unconventional flavours! The book is also a tribute to the films and the characters I grew up with and idolized (Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Robin Hood, 24’s Jack Bauer, Batman), and references them through the adventures and changed character names for comic (and legal) reasons e.g. Han-so-slow.
On their wild adventures the Super Spuds travel to many different locations around the world: Egypt, Mexico, UK, France, Italy and the North and South Pole. Mainly, though, they stay and live in rubbish tips as that’s the safest place for them due to the lack of humans around. Super Spuds are forbidden by one of the three golden rules to be spotted or heard by humans. Another golden rule is that they will die if they tear their packaging, the foil crisp packet, because then the magic power keeping them alive is instantly released. So it’s tough being a Super Spud when almost anything can kill you!
If there is demand for another set of adventures I would love to write another one and I’d appreciate any feedback on the story. At the moment I’m busy marketing as best as I can and trying to develop a video trailer for the book with my friend, who is a graphic designer, as I think the concept would suit animation.
And lastly, my thanks to Pragya for allowing me to guest post and share my story with her readers. Hope you enjoy the book!
Thank you Michael for being on Reviewing Shelf and letting us know more about your book. 🙂
Genetic engineering has accomplished many things, one of which has been to create the Super Spud! The humble potato elevated to new heights, creating the most flavoursome crisps ever known to humankind! But that’s not all – A magical transformation occurs to all Super Spud crisps not eaten before their use-by date. They take on a life of their own. And so long as they remain undetected by humans, they enjoy life in their own Super Spud cities, take part in major Super Spud sporting events and even start the odd Super Spud war or two. Join Colin, Cougar, Hannibal Vector, Generals Rock, Jock and Strap and all the others in their rollicking adventures. You’ll never look at a packet of crisps in the same way again! Fun, quirky and totally original.
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