(Three Teenagers decide to climb Mount Errigal, the highes...)
Three Teenagers decide to climb Mount Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal, Ireland, one Mid-summers day. On top of the mountain, they have the adventure of their young lives.
(Nobody believes in fairies - but what do you do when they...)
Nobody believes in fairies - but what do you do when they appear? Justine got the shock of her life when she spent the night with her friends in a tent at the bottom of their garden... A marvelous fantasy, full of quirky characters led by the courageous snd mischievous heroine, Justine. Jack Scoltock is the author of many books full of memorable characters: Look for, Quest of the Royal Twins, Patrick's Gift, Challenge of the Red Unicorn, and Seek the Enchanted Antlers.
(The Magic Harp is the second in the Badger, Beano Adventu...)
The Magic Harp is the second in the Badger, Beano Adventure series. They call him Badger, because of the white streak down the middle of his black hair. Beano is his faithful dog. Together they must rescue the children of Inner World from the evil Mefistofelees. The magic of the Cross of Life will help and Macha the fairy loans Badger her powerful ring. But they also need the special music of the Magic Harp. On the way they cross the valley of the mists, brave the evil whirlpool, and encounter the underwater demon before finally facing the deadliest enemy of all. A super fantasy of mystery and suspense.
(Tomas stared at his cousin. Diego's face was gaunt and al...)
Tomas stared at his cousin. Diego's face was gaunt and almost as white as the flapping sails. His uniform, creased and stained with vomit, hung on him. He looked like a scarecrow. "Tomas," gasped Diego. "How?" He forced a smile. Tomas saw his teeth were yellow. He also saw the lice crawling through his hair. "I'm a Sand Clocker!" shouted Tomas, trying to make himself heard above the crashing waves. Violent storms, seasickness, raging battles, cannon-fire, scurvy, and lice-life on board the Trinidad Valencera is terrifying and dangerous.
(For some reason, the twins, Siobhan and Jim, have had a s...)
For some reason, the twins, Siobhan and Jim, have had a series of restless nights. Both have heard mysterious noises. Both sense a strange presence. Soon they will make a startling discovery that will change their lives forever. For, unknown to themselves, Jim and Siobhan, possess rare, magical powers. And now their help is needed. The secret world of the leprechauns is in mortal danger. The evil leader, Lucifergus, and his forces seek to control and threaten to enslave all the leprechauns in Ireland. Only the strange powers of Jim and Siobhan and the magical King's Chair can save the great leprechaun tribes as they make a long, hazardous trek to the sacred mountain, Pitgartegan. The Quest of the Royal Twins is an exciting, action-packed adventure in which the twins begin to enjoy using their strange powers and discover why they have been called upon to assist the leprechauns.
(Eoin, an Irish orphan must go through the mysterious Wark...)
Eoin, an Irish orphan must go through the mysterious Warke to another land to try to rescue, Chalice, the sacred Unicorn from Rashark, the evil leader of were-wolf like monsters.
(Gerard and Patrick are brothers. Patrick is autistic. One...)
Gerard and Patrick are brothers. Patrick is autistic. One night while watching TV with his brother, Gerard notices how excited Patrick gets when a program about dolphins is shown. Gerard makes up his mind to take Patrick to the south of Ireland where the famous Dolphin, Fungie lives. But his mother's boyfriend, an unsavory character, convinces her that Patrick would be better off in a home for special children. With the help of Spike and his girlfriend Scat, Gerard and his girlfriend, Kelly break Patrick out of the Home, steal a car, and pursued by the I.R.A. they go on a mad chase across Ireland. An exciting, moving, modern story set in Derry and Ireland.
(This is a love story, about a beautiful Derry girl, who g...)
This is a love story, about a beautiful Derry girl, who gets a chance to go to America and becomes a famous movie-star. Later she returns to her troubled City which she loves and once again meets the boyfriend she left behind. Violence and close relationships are portrayed in this modern saga. The story is approximately 80,000 words long.
(An ancient Demon has appeared in Derry every thirty years...)
An ancient Demon has appeared in Derry every thirty years to feed on the souls of young girls. Led by the Voice and with his ally, Father Ignatius Collins, Anthony is once again out to destroy the Demons. But will he be strong enough to destroy the most ancient demon of all?
(On Badger and Beano's fourth adventure, a strange old man...)
On Badger and Beano's fourth adventure, a strange old man called, Merlin, appears in the woods above Kilkee. Badger and Beano know they are off on their most terrifying adventure yet. Demonia, the worst monster Badger, and Beano will encounter, is after the girl, Feverfew's powerful magic. Feverfew is a girl who looks around the same age as Badger but is in actual fact over 3,000 years old. Feverfew must fight to stay one step ahead of Demonial, for if the monster gets her magic then all life in all the Lands will be destroyed. But Feverfew needs Badger and Beano's help.
(Go on a fabulous quest with, Carlyn the Magician, Tal an ...)
Go on a fabulous quest with, Carlyn the Magician, Tal an orphan, Jakob Kreek Legendary Hunter and Guide, and Safely a frightened girl who wonders why she must go with them. A fantastic fantasy from one of Ireland's best authors for children.
(When Ragged, a Rabbit gets "The Call" to travel to the hi...)
When Ragged, a Rabbit gets "The Call" to travel to the high country to save the Land, little does he know what dangers lie ahead of him. With his friends, Blackie a Badger, and Goldie, an Eagle, how they save the Land is another wonderful adventure from best-selling Irish author, Jack Scoltock.
Jack Scoltock worked as a bricklayer in Derry, Northern Ireland, and England from 1959 to 1967. He worked as an engineering inspector at Molins Engineering from 1971 to 1985.
A scuba diver for over forty years, Jack was one of the divers who found a Spanish Armada wreck in Donegal in 1971. In 1985 he founded Marine Sports, a scuba-diving equipment business. After his retirement, Jack began to write.
In 1988 his first novel, "Quest of the Royal Twins," was published. It is an exciting, action-packed adventure in which the twins, Siobhan and Jim have magical powers and discover that they have been called upon to assist the leprechauns.
Jack wrote short stories called "A Rumble in the Jungle," about the animals in the jungle seeking their animal rights (civil rights) and one animal, one say (one man, one vote). His publisher advised him to use the pseudonym A. Zebra because of the touchy subject matter. It was published as a book in 1989.
His novel "Jeremy's Adventure," published in 1991, is about animal experimentation, which Jack abhors.
Scoltock's other works include "Justine's Secret Challenge" (1992), "Seek the Enchanted Antlers" (1992), "The Magic Harp" (1994), "The Sand Clocker: Spanish Armada Stowaway" (1996), "Brothers" (2015), "The Last Great Magicians" (2020).
He is a contributor to periodicals, including Tater, Fingerpost, Treasure Hunting, Writer's Companion, Derry Journal, Belfast Telegraph, Northern Woman, and Sentinel.
Jack has many books on Amazon, Smashwords, and Draft2digital.
(Nobody believes in fairies - but what do you do when they...)1992
(Eoin, an Irish orphan must go through the mysterious Wark...)2012
(Go on a fabulous quest with, Carlyn the Magician, Tal an ...)2020
(When Ragged, a Rabbit gets "The Call" to travel to the hi...)2020
(This is a love story, about a beautiful Derry girl, who g...)2015
(Three Teenagers decide to climb Mount Errigal, the highes...)1992
(On Badger and Beano's fourth adventure, a strange old man...)2019
(An ancient Demon has appeared in Derry every thirty years...)2017
(For some reason, the twins, Siobhan and Jim, have had a s...)1997
(The Magic Harp is the second in the Badger, Beano Adventu...)1994
(Gerard and Patrick are brothers. Patrick is autistic. One...)2015
(Tomas stared at his cousin. Diego's face was gaunt and al...)1996
Jack is opposed to animal experiments. He believes that the young should be educated about that so they can be aware that the makeup and shampoo their parents are using are animal experimentation-free. Children don't like to be preached to, but through writing, they can be educated in an enjoyable way about animal experimentation.
Quotations: "My hobby is writing, and this plus the feedback I receive from children gives me a lot of enjoyment. I have never been particularly concerned about criticism from adults. It is the children's opinions I value most."
Jack married Ursula Bridge Bradley, a hairdresser, on December 2, 1967. They have two children: Jason, Justine.