A north-east author has published his first children’s book.
Mark Jackson, a former journalist with Johnston Press, has just released Druid’s Quest.
It tells the story of a small red dragon, who when his treasure is stolen, sets out to find the greatest treasure in the world.
The book is a new departure for Mark, whose previous books were adventure tales aimed at reluctant readers.
Mark said: “With my first two books I was writing for the boy I was; a boy who didn’t like reading, but loved action and adventure.
“Druid’s Quest is a bit different. It is still an adventure, but is a more magical tale.
“When Druid finds he no longer has a treasure, he must find the courage to embark on a long journey, a quest.”
The book is available on Amazon and Waterstones online, plus a number of North East bookshops. It is also available as an e-book.