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Jim’s Pterodactyl


Why did I write Jim’s Pterodactyl?

After I’d written Jim’s Revenge, I decided that accident-prone Jim needed to get

into another scrape.

I also have a slight obsession with Pterodactyls and I like Cheese.

I think this is why Ollie, Jim’s Pterodactyl is so fond of cheese.

What if Jim somehow was given a Pterodactyl? Total madness!

Research needed.

While I was developing my idea, I came across Searching for Ropens by Jonathan David

Whitcomb.  (See link below)  He’d been on expeditions to Papua New Guinea (north of

Australia) because there were roumors that creatures resembling Pterodactyls still lived in

the jungles of Papua New Guinea.

After reading Searching for Ropens I still needed more information. I needed to fly over

Papua New Guinea. My word, I hear you say, that must have been costly. Luckily, I flew by

Youtube airways and it was free. (See link below)

Papua New Guinea is a country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It

occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, as well as numerous

smaller islands in the region. Here’s a brief precis about Papua New Guinea:

Papua New Guinea is known for its rich cultural diversity, with over 800 different

languages spoken among its various indigenous groups. The country’s rugged

terrain, dense rainforests, and stunning landscapes make it a unique destination

for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts.

The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby. The economy is primarily

based on agriculture, mining, and natural resources, with a focus on products like

coffee, cocoa, and minerals.

Despite its natural beauty and cultural wealth, Papua New Guinea faces

significant challenges, including issues related to healthcare, education, and

infrastructure development. Tribal conflicts and law and order problems have also

been a concern in some regions.

Flying in a small plane over Papua New Guinea can be an exhilarating and unique

experience. As you soar through the skies, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views

of the country’s diverse landscapes, from dense rainforests to mountainous

terrains and pristine coastlines. Here are some highlights of what you might

encounter during such a flight:

From the air, you can witness the lush greenery of its rainforests, the rugged peaks

of the Owen Stanley Range, and the crystal-clear waters of its coastal areas. You

will also observe the remote thatched-roofed villages and communities that are

often inaccessible by road.

The first two chapters of Jim’s Pterodactyl are based on my research.

The rest of the novel takes place in Tipham in the NorthWest of England.

A word of warning, if you do decide to visit the town, your Satnav may

misbehave. If your satnav does play up, why not take the opportunity to visit the

surrounding towns (eg Liverpool, St Helens, Wigan, Warrington, Widnes,

Runcorn, Chester, and Frodsham.) You will find a little bit of Tipham dotted

around all over them.

Post by Andrew R Williams Author of the Arcadia’s Children series

Papua New Guinea 

Maybe you would like my latest novel. See the Video below

Pterodactyl Egg

Finding Ropens




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