John Barrowman pens new novel with his sister

January 3rd, 2012

A new children’s novel penned by John Barrowman is due to be published by Buster Books next month!

The Torchwood actor has co-written the fantasy story, which is called Hollow Earth, with his sister, Carole E. Barrowman. It tells the epic tale of young telepathic twins Matt and Emily Calder, who possess the power to bring art to life. However, their abilities are sought by villains, who aim to reach Hollow Earth, where all the demons, devils and evil creatures ever imagined lie, trapped there for the whole of eternity.

As HeraldScotland reports, the story features the fictional Scottish island, Auchinmurn, which was inspired by Great Cumbrae, as well as John and Carole’s Scottish gran, Murn.

“Both of us were really close to our Gran Butler, Murn, as we called her, and her sister, our Auntie Jeannie,” John explained. “When we lived in Scotland, and our mum and dad went out, Murn and Jeannie would watch us. We’d always have a good laugh together.”

Hollow Earth – written by John and Carole E. Barrowman – is out on 2nd February 2012.

4 comments on this article
  1. TSG
    January 3rd, 2012 at 2.21pm | #1

    Sounds a little like Inkheart, but with art instead of literature. Still, it sounds like a good tale, and I think I’ll get it out from the library, even if I don’t buy it.

  2. Steve
    January 3rd, 2012 at 7.11pm | #2

    Also sounds like Witch & Wizard by James Patterson

    January 5th, 2012 at 3.57pm | #3

    John and Carole Barrowman will be signing their new book Saturday 4 February 2012 at 1pm
    Waterstone’s, Bluewater West, The Village, Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9SE
    Telephone Number: 01322 624831

    Sunday 5 February 2012 at 1pm
    Costco, Hartspring Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 8JS
    Telephone Number: 01923 699800
    (Please note that this event will only be open to members of Costco)

  4. shawn
    January 8th, 2012 at 11.28am | #4

    i will have to read this to see what its like though im not a very big childrens reader but id give it a go

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