This image is the cover for the book Cool Blue

Cool Blue

Alexander Monroe lives in Grasspatch, a town so small, the founders couldn’t even be bothered thinking up a proper name for it. He works at the newsagency/post office, where his duties include ordering newspapers and magazines, printing Lotto tickets, and delivering the mail.

One morning he has to deliver a parcel to the mysterious Mr Christian O’Neill, who lives in an oddly-shaped mansion on the outskirts of town. Not much is known about Mr O’Neill, although there is certainly an abundance of rumours -- a faded rock star, a media-shy actor. Alexander can’t wait to find out the answers for himself.

Rather than being odd, Christian turns out to be the most interesting person Alexander has ever met. In fact, he asks to come back, and with each consecutive visit, he learns more and more about Christian, and about the power of the mind and the wonders visualisation can bring.

But even as Alexander learns how to get what he thinks he wants, he loses Christian. Is it too late to find him again? And if he does, will what they had still be there?

Wayne Mansfield

Wayne Mansfield lives in Perth, Western Australia and has been published in the UK, the US, Germany, and Australia. He received an Honorable Mention for his novella The Hiding Place in the 2013 Rainbow Awards and is the author of the popular The King’s Prize series. For more information, visit mansfield82.wix.com/wayne-mansfield-.