Nicholas
Snelling

Author of the epic 'steampunk samurai' fantasy novel, The Wyvern and the Wolf, and the hilarious children's picture book, Barebum Billy.

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Released October 2021

Released late 2021

About my high fantasy novel,
The Wyvern and the Wolf...

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'The Fall of House Aoyotaka' – this concept artwork by the artist Morano depicts a key scene from The Wyvern and the Wolf.  

You can download and read this part of the book for FREE right now HERE.

Set in the ruins of a grim and savage world, The Wyvern and the Wolf tells the story of an orphaned young samurai boy who is adopted by the ruthless leader of a clan of ninja.
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“A tour de force in high fantasy and world building.”

“Steampunk meets samurai, with ninja, evil priests, monsters, intrigue, vengeance, tragedy, love, high action, and more...”

“Brutal yet beautiful. A richly imagined world with deeply flawed heroes and villains you almost feel sorry for...”

About my children's picture book,
Barebum Billy...

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NUDEY RUDEY!

NAKED NINNY!

NO-CLOTHES
NOODLE!

BAREBUM BILLY!
 

BAREBUM BILLY is about a little boy who loves to strip off and run around nude in the most inappropriate of places – his snooty neighbours’ manicured lawn, the supermarket, an art museum, the zoo, a golfing green, and even his local church!

 

Billy’s neurotic toy robot is horrified. His poor parents are embarrassed. Meanwhile, all sorts of conservative folk are fuming mad. But one day Billy meets someone special who helps turn his skill for streaking stark naked into a wonderful career.

 

Written (and directed) by Nicholas Snelling and illustrated by Glen Le Lievre, BAREBUM BILLY is a wild, satirical romp that brings to mind the likes of Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson and Dr Suess, except with a few extra shots of red cordial.

 

BAREBUM BILLY has everything a future classic kids’ book should have – the catchy, rhyming verses; hilarious illustrations; a feel-good closing message; and a happily ever after. It’s also snort-drink-out-your-nostrils funny, absolutely irreverent, and one of those rare books that every adult will love to read to young kids, as much as every kid loves to have it read to them.

"BEST. KIDS BOOK. EVER!"

The New York Rhymes

"AN INSTANT
CLASSIC!"

SomeRandomDudeInABookStore.com

 "HILARITY, HIJINKS AND HIGH ADVENTURE!"

Hans Christian Anderson

 "VOTED NO.1 CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE CENTURY"

Kids Picture Book Awards*
(*Totally made-up. Not a real thing).

“BUMMER... WISH I WROTE THIS BOOK”

William Shakespeare

“OUTRAGEOUS SACRILEGE!!!”

The Church