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Terence Blacker - Author

About the Author

Terence Blacker grew up around horses and was a jockey in his youth. He then worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. He has written numerous books for adults, teens and young readers. He also writes for national newspapers, and is a regular broadcaster and performing musician. He lives in Norfolk.

Featured books by Terence Blacker

The Twyning

The Twyning

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Imagine a city. A place where respectable men and women rub shoulders with thieves and madmen. A place where two runaway children can easily be lost among the smoke and grime. But beneath this city there is another world. A world of Courts and Warriors, where the rat Kingdom is ruled by the great King Tzuriel...

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Other books by Terence Blacker

ParentSwap

ParentSwap

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2006

Twelve year old Danny Bell's problems can be summed up in two simple words: dodgy parents. His mum has left home and his dad spends his days slumped in front of the television, dreaming of the past when he was a rock star. So when Danny hears about ParentSwap, a secret agency that helps kids find the parents they deserve, he's willing to give it a go. Thanks to ParentSwap, Danny's life is transformed. It's bye-bye to his mis-fit, loser family and hello perfect parents. Life with the Harrisons is refreshingly 'normal' until Danny discovers that he's been specially picked as the unwitting subject of a TV documentary. Rather than just get angry, Danny decides to get even and to take on the manipulating producers as their own decpetive game. This battle of wits leads to an astonishing climax at a rock concert at Buckingham Palace, where the Queen herself takes a hand in Danny's far-from-ordinary life! Terence Blacker's new children's novel is a funny, clever, fast-moving story set in a world where reality is just another TV concept.

ParentSwap

ParentSwap

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2005

Danny Bell is an ordinary twelve-year-old with an ordinarily messed-up life. His mum has left home and his has-been rock star dad sits in front of the TV all day. So when Danny hears of ParentSwap - an organization that helps kids with failing families to find new and better ones - he's willing to give it a go. Life with the rich and powerful Harrisons is pretty cool, until Danny discovers that he has been specially picked as the unwitting subject of a reality TV show, with hidden cameras following his progress. Now he must play the manipulating producers at their own deceptive game, in a secret, nerve-racking battle of wits that leads to an astonishing climax at a rock concert at Buckingham Palace, where the Queen herself takes a hand in Danny's far-from-ordinary life! Terence Blacker's new children's novel tells a funny, clever and fabulously entertaining story set in a subtle, cynical and crazy TV world to which young readers will instantly relate.

boy2girl

boy2girl

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2005

Matthew Burton's life has been fine until his American cousin crash-lands into it. Sam was only ever a distant rumour, a hippy kid who travels around the States with his wacky mother. Now he's an orphan, dumped suddenly on the Burtons` doorstep. According to Sam, everything in England sucks, and pretty soon he's making trouble for Matthew and his friends. They want revenge - and Operation Samantha is born. For Sam - small, long-haired and blond - is the perfect secret weapon in the war at school between the boys and a gang of snooty girls. And when Sam sets about rewriting the rules for how boys and girls behave, he discovers an entirely new side to his personality. Soon it`s not only Sam that is changing . . . BOY2GIRL is one of the funniest comic novels you will ever read. A classic cross-dressing comedy like Some Like It Hot, set in a contemporary school.

boy2girl

boy2girl

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2004

Matthew Burton's life has been fine until his American cousin crash-lands into it. Sam was only ever a distant rumour, a hippy kid who travels around the States with his wacky mother. Now he's an orphan, dumped suddenly on the Burton's doorstep. According to Sam, everything in England sucks, and pretty soon he's making trouble for Matthew and his friends. They want revenge - and Operation Samantha is born. For Sam - small, long-haired and blond - is the perfect secret weapon in the war at school between the boys and a gang of snooty girls. And when Sam sets about re-writing the rules for how boys and girls behave, he discovers an entirely new side to his personality. Soon it's not only Sam that is changing...... Boy2girl is one of the funniest comic novels you will ever read. A classic cross-dressing comedy like Some Like It Hot, set in a contemporary school. It is certain to elevate Terence Blacker into the top league of popular children's writers.

You Have Ghost Mail

You Have Ghost Mail

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2003

When Matthew Bourne gets his own computer he can't wait to start emailing his best friend Angie. But the expansion of the Internet has disturbed the spirit zone and a spooky message on Matthew's computer screen leads him to contact Giles, a boy who died fifty years ago. This ghostly friend desperately needs to contact his mother and Matthew is the only one who can help him. But danger is never far away when the living meet the dead... A paranormal adventure with a startling twist.

The Amazing Adventures of Ms Wiz

The Amazing Adventures of Ms Wiz

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2003

Join the world's most famous paranormal operative on three of her most hilarious magical adventures. Time Flies For Ms Wiz Power-Crazy Ms Wiz Ms Wiz Loves Dracula

The Angel Factory

The Angel Factory

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2002

Life seems perfect for Thomas Wisdom - too perfect, in fact. When Thomas becomes convinced that his parents are concealing some kind of secret from him, he hacks into his father's computer. What he discovers there leads him into a strange and frightening adventure that reaches from his own family to the far ends of the universe and involves nothing less than the future of the human race.

The Transfer

The Transfer

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2001

Stanley is a football-mad 11 year-old whose beloved team, City, faces relegation from the Premiership. His mother is a football-hating computer scientist. In desperation, Stan accesses her `cybertelekinesis' program to create Lazlo, a genius striker who can save City. By a risky process of mental and electronic energy, he turns himself into Lazlo - and gets himself on to the City team. Stanley's greatest dream is about to become true - but it turns into a nightmare when he can't get back into his own body again . . .

Revenance

Revenance

Author: Terence Blacker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/1997

Like any village, Burthorpe has its secrets. A family dynasty rests on the psyche of the owner of Garston Hall, a local burial ground is to be moved to make way for a business park and the village shop conceals a seething fantasy life. Then, Margaret Cowper returns and things are set to change.