Perfect for kids 8 to 80, Jaspa’s Journey is a collection of travel-based adventure novels starring yours truly! Basically, if you’ve got a bit of a child in your heart, and are fascinated by this wonderful world we live in, Jaspa’s Journey is for you!
In March 2015, Rich signed a long-term contract with Speaking Volumes to publish the first 10 Jaspa’s Journey novels as paperbacks and eBooks.
Yes, that does say ten!
The Great Migration, the first book in the Jaspa’s Journey Collection was (re)published in early 2016. This was followed by the first sequel, The Pride of London, in the autumn of the same year.
With a bit of luck, the third Jaspa’s Journey episode, Jaspa’s Waterloo, will be available in the next couple of months.
After that, the publication of subsequent instalments of my adventures will first and foremost be tied to Rich’s productivity at the keyboard.
No pressure then, Rich!
Get your copies now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters-Indigo or direct from Speaking Volumes.
Below are some brief outlines of the current books in the series. Visit the Jaspa’s Journey website to learn more.
Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration
Follow the thrilling adventures of Jaspa as he joins the epic exodus of the Great Migration on Africa’s Serengeti Plain. Every year over two million animals are forced to embark on this desperate, real-life, danger-fraught, 500 mile struggle for survival. This year Jaspa must join them in order to fulfil a rite-of-passage known as the Journey, a task made doubly daunting by the fact that Jaspa is a Giraffeses, a distant relative of the giraffe, who could comfortably sit in the palm of your hand. Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration is a story of adventure and danger, friendship and secrets, excitement and emotion, humour and, above all, discovery.
Jaspa’s Journey 2: The Pride of London
Jaspa and his friends are at it again! This time they embark on a whirlwind tour of London, attempting to solve the riddles of ‘The Path’ in order to help their new friend Ernest, a Ratses, become a member of the clandestine Ses society known simply as ‘The Pride’.
Jaspa’s Journey 3: Jaspa’s Waterloo
At Waterloo in 1815, the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon once and for all. Now, on that same battlefield, Jaspa and his friends must face their own foes. They must hunt the entire battlefield for something called a geocache, to save Ben from a foolish bet he was tricked into making by the bully Gobber. And all the while, defending themselves from the inexplicable yet furious attacks of a mystery Ses. Will they be able to fend off the stranger’s assaults and find the cache in time? Or will Waterloo again be a place of defeat, as it was for Napoleon 200 years ago?
Jaspa’s Journey 4: The Hermit of Kennecott
(Being written as we speak!)
When the McRaes set off on an Alaskan cruise, Jaspa and the gang tag along. But when Portia comes down with a mysterious illness, this trip of a lifetime rapidly becomes a life and death race to find a cure. Their quest leads them ever deeper into the wilderness, to ghost town abandoned almost a hundred years ago, and the one person who can save her… An elusive Ses known simply as the Hermit.