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Cumbria author Nick Patrice writes enchanting debut novel for readers aged 7-11 years

A Mutant Plasma Orb Christmas

Nick Patrice’s enchanting debut, A Mutant Plasma Orb Christmas, bursts with fun, friendship, adventure – and a little bit of Christmas magic!

Cumbria author Nick Patrice is trained in several therapies and served 7 years in the RAF as a military doctor. Nick’s own children growing up and playing with their toys inspired her debut novel. “With my background in medicine and psychological therapies, I became aware of just how important fun and laughter is in our lives,” she explains. “I wish I could prescribe it, so I think writing is my way of doing that.”

In the book, Freddie’s younger twin sisters have broken his favourite toys, Mutant Plasma Orbs (MPOs). MPOs are electromagnetic toys the size of cricket balls, where a small mutant creature appears inside when it’s switched on. Freddie only has two, known as Squirt and Puke. Now they’re broken, but his best friend, Clive’s dad is a nuclear physics professor and promises to fix them.

After a series of twists and turns and a chaotic family gathering, Christmas Day arrives with more amazing surprises to come when an accident with Freddie’s now-fixed MPOs makes the mutants come to life!

There’s mutants in the bedroom, the twins are making havoc, and sneaky Mr. Letcher next door is hanging around Freddie’s mother. Can Freddie, Squirt, Puke and best friend Clive save Christmas?

PUBLISHED: 28TH JAN 2018
PRICE: £7.99
ISBN: 9781912083282

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