Lockard Young – an update on a new book

Lockie Young was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in Dec. 2013, and is back now to tell us about his new novel, which follows on from the first.

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The Legend Returns picks up, in the time line of the story, a couple months after the first book ends, as the clock above the school’s chalkboard signals the start of summer vacation. Ryan, the main character, hosts his friend Cory for a weekend sleepover while at the same time struggling with the secret he continues to keep from everyone, including his parents. He discovered a very real live Legend in the first book. Ryan teaches Cory about life as he knows it by the seashore, and Cory, who is a city boy, learns a lot of lessons about nature he never knew before. Things turn interesting when a giant sea serpent shows up in the harbor . . . or is it a sea serpent?

“Everyone thought he was some kind of imaginary friend, but he was a lot more than that! In fact, he wasn’t imaginary at all, even though he was the stuff of legends.”

School is finally out for the summer, and Ryan is looking forward to long sunny days on the beach with his best friend Cory, and his old friend, Willie. What Ryan hadn’t anticipated was how difficult keeping Willie’s secret would be. Torn between doing what’s best for his old friend, and being honest with this friend and family, Ryan has to think fast. The world isn’t ready to know about Willie, but it might already be too late.

From Lockie: “I would like to dedicate this book to my two sons and my wife, who let me use their names, and who put up with my lack of company on many occasions while writing it. The Legend Returns is the culmination of a twenty year journey to publish. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Ryan, Jason, and Trish.”

Where you may purchase The Legend Returns:
Publisher with all the other links here as well:
Morning Rain Publishing
Amazon Canada
Amazon USA
Amazon UK
Kobo
Google Books

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Ryan’s Legend is a Youth Fantasy for middle grade readers

Quick description: My name is Ryan, and this is the story of how I discovered a legend, and the biggest secret of my entire life! After Christmas, I saw these weird tracks in the snow, so I just had to check them out. You won’t believe what I found!

Deep underground, in a hidden cavern, I met the best friend a guy could have. The coolest thing of all was we used real magic to talk. He told me all about his life, and why I had to keep his secret. I know keeping secrets from my family is wrong, but this is different. I just can’t have my parents or my annoying older brother figuring out what’s hidden in the old chicken coop. If anyone finds out about this legend, he might disappear from the world forever.

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Brief biography:
In 1995, Lockard Young, started banging away at the computer, and before long he had completed five chapters of a book. Because the characters were named after his children, he thought it fitting to read the tale to them. Enthralled by the story, they demanded more and so Lockard wrote. The end result was a story entitled, Ryan’s Legend. A book was born, and so was a hobby. A plumber by trade, Lockard lives with his wife in the countryside of rural New Brunswick. Currently, he is working on the sequel to Ryan’s Legend. In addition to a number of stories he has “in the works,” Lockard also has an impressive poetry collection, inspired by his trip to South Africa.

Links to buy Lockard’s book:
Available in eBook format
Morning Rain Publishing
Amazon Worldwide
Indigo
Kobo

Lockard’s promo links:
For more information on Lockard Young, please visit Morning Rain Publishing
You can also view samples of my writing at my website
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What are you working on now?
Right now I am working on a sequel to Ryan’s Legend. I also am compiling a series of poems about my experiences in South Africa.

Lockard’s reading recommendation:
I recommend a great book by Jaclyn Aurore called Standing Up, available at Amazon Worldwide.
I also recommend a delightful read called Remember Newvember by Jennifer Bogart, also available through Amazon Worldwide.