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Ross MacKenzie - Author

About the Author

Ross MacKenzie is the author of fantasy adventure, Zac and the Dream Pirates, winner of a Scottish Children's Book Award in 2012. He lives in Renfrew, where he grew up, with his wife and baby daughter, but spends much of his time in another world.

A Q&A with Ross about his novel The Nowhere Emporium

Where did your inspiration for The Nowhere Emporium come from?

It’s a bit mysterious, actually! The Emporium sort of popped into my head fully formed. I could see this strange old shop so clearly in my head, the sparkling black brick and the faded sign. I knew the shop never stayed in one place for very long, and of course I had to find out why, so I wrote the story.

What is your favourite room in the Nowhere Emporium? 

Actually, my favourite place in the entire Emporium is the shop-front where Daniel first meets Mr Silver. It’s dim and dusty and mysterious, filled with so many treasures and curiosities. I could spend days looking around! 

What would you write in the Book of Wonders? 

I’d have a library with every story ever written waiting on the shelves for me. But it would be a library with a twist: I’d be able to meet the characters from my favourite books face to face!
Actually, on second thought, this might turn out to be dangerous – the bad guys would probably try to escape and take over the world!

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Other books by Ross MacKenzie

The Elsewhere Emporium

The Elsewhere Emporium

Author: Ross MacKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2020

The Nowhere Emporium has been stolen. The shop from nowhere has vanished without a trace. Will it ever reappear? As they search for the lost Emporium, Daniel and Ellie encounter magical bookshops, deserted islands, and an array of magicians (both dead and alive). Meanwhile a dangerous force is attacking the Emporium from the inside, waiting for a chance to break free. In this highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning The Nowhere Emporium, readers will once again be transported into a magical realm where imagination is power and anything is possible. Loyal fans will be astonished by the new wonders beyond the Emporium's doors as the gripping mystery unfolds.

The Otherwhere Emporium

The Otherwhere Emporium

Author: Ross MacKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2020

The mysterious Nowhere Emporium has appeared once more. With its shining bricks the colour of midnight, and rich scents of melting chocolate and exotic spices, it's easy to see why inquisitive Mirren isn't the only one bewitched by the magical store. Behind the Emporium's red velvet curtain lies a palace of unimaginable treasures - glittering jewels and gleaming gold, sparkling diamonds and shining armour. But hidden among these wonders, something sinister is lurking. The Emporium is under the control of a menacing figure in a top hat who calls himself Vindictus Sharpe. Who is he? And where is the Emporium's rightful owner, Daniel? Return to a world where imagination is power and anything is possible in the heart-stopping finale to the multi-award-winning Nowhere Emporium trilogy.

Das Wunderreich von Nirgendwo

Das Wunderreich von Nirgendwo

Author: Ross MacKenzie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2017

Das Wunderreich von Nirgendwo kann jederzeit in jeglicher Stadt auftauchen. Das Labyrinth seiner Raume enthalt unglaublich viele Sensationen. Doch am Eingang muss man einen Preis zahlen, ohne es zu wissen. Als Daniel auf seiner Flucht in das geheimnisvolle Geschaft in Glasgow hineinstolpert, offnet sich fur ihn die Tur zu einer Welt voll atemberaubender Magie und lauernder Gefahr.

Piraten der Nacht

Piraten der Nacht

Author: Ross MacKenzie Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2011

Eine Gestalt lost sich aus der Dunkelheit. Wo eigentlich ein Gesicht sein sollte, sitzt ein leuchtender Totenkopf. Langsam bewegt sie sich auf Zac zu. Und dann ... wacht Zac auf. Zum Gluck hat er nur schlecht getraumt! Doch die Albtraume haufen sich. Nicht nur bei Zac, sondern bei allen, fast wie eine Epidemie. Und sie verandern die Menschen, machen sie gewalttatig und krank. Seltsamerweise scheint Zacs Oma mehr daruber zu wissen. Und so folgt Zac ihr eines Nachts heimlich und landet in einer Welt jenseits seiner Vorstellungskraft. Eine Welt, wo Traume entstehen und Piraten der Nacht Finsteres im Sinn haben. Wo sich das Schicksal der Menschheit entscheiden wird ...

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