It is only with this last quest of mine into the ahem world of Beast quest, that I discovered that the Author doesn’t actually exist!
Adam Blade is a composite of the team of writers who write these books. Maybe having a lot of writers is what keeps them fresher than the horrific treadmill that is Goosebumps!
The fake bio for ‘Adam Blade’ is a great story in itself. He is allegedly in his late twenties, and was born in Kent to history teachers and amateur artist parents. He grew up surrounded by his father’s paintings of historic English battles “which left a lifelong mark on his imagination”
As did the ancient sword and shield that hung in his father’s office, Blade family heirlooms apparently!I am a bit embarrassed that it took an internet tip off for me to make such a discovery as to his fictionality. It is clear form the below that he is just too cool for school/reality let alone book writing.
“When he’s not writing Beast Quest books, Adam enjoys visiting museums and ancient battle sites. His main hobbies are fencing and football. He also spends a lot of time at home running around after his two exotic pets – a tarantula named Ziggy, and a capuchin monkey named Omar. These little rascals were the inspiration for two of the Beasts that Tom faces on his Quest – Arachnid and Claw.”
I like how they give their young readers a face behind the words. And actually Hemingway did really climb mountains and hunt lions so you never know!