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Bulmer the Bat tells author Anthony Barton about life in the Bat Cave
It is not easy being a popular character in a series of adventure books. Bulmer the Bat, star of the new paperback Bat Rider, just released by Amazon.com, has a few words to say to his author about this in an exclusive interview.
Bulmer: I make sure my feet are locked.
Anthony Barton: Whatever do you mean?
Bulmer: I’m a bat. I sleep upside down. I dangle by my feet.
Anthony Barton: So?
Bulmer: So if my feet aren’t locked, I fall down and hit my head on the cave floor.
Anthony Barton: You’re kidding.
Bulmer: You should see my bruises.
Anthony Barton: How exactly do you lock your feet?
Bulmer: I give my legs a twitch and then I listen. If I hear my bones click twice, then I’m locked up for the day. The evening Matthew John found me, I forgot to listen for the clicks, and then, as soon as I fell asleep, I relaxed my feet and…
Anthony Barton: Ker-ploui!
Bulmer: Bit of a prang. I was the laughing stock of Number Five Squadron.
Anthony Barton: Nobody laughs at you and Matthew John these days. Not since you two rescued Chef Wandor’s daughter from the Back of Beyond. How did you feel when that lion cornered you?
Bulmer: I was speechless.
Anthony Barton: A cat got your tongue?
Bulmer: A bee stung my tongue, actually.
Anthony Barton: You are always getting into scrapes.
Bulmer: Is that why I’m on the cover of the book, grinning like an idiot?
Anthony Barton: You and Matthew John are both on the cover. I’m proud of you.
Anthony Barton: Because you are brave heroes.
Bulmer: I’m not very good at landings.
Anthony Barton: I know.
Bulmer: Do you think anyone will buy the book?
Anthony Barton: I hope so.
Anthony Barton interviewed Bulmer during the Facebook party for the new book, Bat Rider, an adventure story of 156 pages, with illustrations by the author, published by Amazon.com at a price of $9.99
Bulmer: I’m sleepy. Can I go to bed now?
Anthony Barton: Don’t forget to lock your feet.
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Bulmer Books is famous for publishing the Bat Rider books for children of 7 - 11 years, sold in Australia, Canada, the US, and elsewhere. The Bat Rider books are distributed in English and Spanish by Apple, Sony, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.