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Wembley author may see her Tom McGuire books made into film

PUBLISHED: 10:06 05 December 2016 | UPDATED: 10:06 05 December 2016

Rayner Tapia won the Pinnacle Book Achievement award for Science Fiction with the Last Enchantment beating writers across the Americas

Rayner Tapia won the Pinnacle Book Achievement award for Science Fiction with the Last Enchantment beating writers across the Americas

Jonathan Goldberg

An award winning children’s author from Wembley may see her books hit the big screen.

Rayner Tapia, who lives in Langham Gardens, has been contacted by American publishers Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency (SBPRA.NET) who wish to make one of her Tom McGuire novels into a film.

The 42-year-old mother of three, is currently working on the fifth book of the series – The Final Nemesis.

She said: “They contacted me and said they want to take the series and make it into a film but asked me to nominate a book and they will promote it.

“I’m so excited I can’t even breathe as I take in all of this.”

Mrs Tapia has been nominated for the Circle of Honour Ring of Books Award 2017 for three of her books.

The Dream Catcher won the North American Book Entries (NABE) pinnacle award for best juvenile fiction 2012 while The Last Enchantment picked up the NABE winner of best Sci-Fi in 2015.

She has also been asked by All Star Books to showcase her books at the LA Times Festival of Books 2017.

Ms Tapia fell into writing by accident when she gave up a job in the City when her third son third son AJ was born prematurely.

Her science fiction fantasies, rich in poetic prose, follow the classic genre of good versus evil and they can all be read individually.

Her character has grown with each book, so young Tom who started out as a ten-year-old is now 18, experiencing different adventures each time.

What is remarkable is that Mrs Tapia has achieved all this while coping with a chronic debilitating illness.

She said: “My monthly blood infusions zonks me out.

“It’s very debilitating; the only thing that works is my mind.

“My books into film would just be perfect. What I’d say to people is in all adversity don’t give up and don’t delay, just do your best in every way.

“My motto, my zeal and determination keeps me going. Because life is never a straight line we need to adapt to achieve what we want to achieve by working hard.”


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