Once upon a time, a few years ago, I decided to write and illustrate a story for children. I had so much fun! So I wrote and illustrated another, and then another. And each time I finished a story, I saved the words on my computer, put all the illustrations in a smart black folder and carefully stored them behind the blanket box in my spare room, where I could be sure no-one would ever see them.
Then, one day, I had an idea: why not turn my words and pictures into actual books so that real children could actually read them? Genius, I know! So that’s what I decided to do. These are the books I’ve published so far. Click on the books to find out more. Or go straight to my SHOP to buy one!
‘It was a delight to read out loud and I laughed along with my two daughters’ Amazon Review
Hairy Fairy is about Fizzy, a fairy who just cannot toe the line: ‘She doesn’t think like others think; prefers blue wings to standard pink.’ It’s about being brave and being true to yourself. Empowerment for girls! BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘Smashing for those anxious children’ Linda’s Book Bags
The Niggle, through humour and rhyme, tells children aged between five and eight that it’s OK to feel fear. In fact, you can’t be brave if you don’t. Face your fears and learn resilience! BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘This book is truly wonderful!’ Whispering Stories Book Blog
Jacob Starke Loves The Dark is a rhyming picture book about being brave, outer space, loving plants and animals and the importance of Dark Skies. An important environmental issue is tackled with lively illustrations, humour and (hopefully) a light touch. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘Not just a book, a great learning tool too! Boys as well as girls will love Isabella‘ Amazon review
In Isabella, Rotten Speller everything and everybody is made of letters and words. Imagine the devastation caused when young witch Isabella, ‘a lovely girl but a rotten speller’ arrived unexpectedly. A fun story and a great way to learn letter shapes. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘An extremely enjoyable children’s book’ Nerdish Mum
My second book featuring the feisty young witch, Isabella – Isabella’s Adventures in Numberland. This time the accident-prone little witch lands in Numberland – a place where all the numbers have disappeared! She makes new friends, encounters an old enemy and, though the odds are against her, finally saves the day. Funny, rhyming story that gets young children to understand the importance of numbers in everyday life. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON
‘Had my 6 year old giggling from start to finish!’ Amazon review
Jamie and the Joke Factory is the first (and so far only) one of my books not to rhyme! With a nod to Roald Dahl and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it tells of Jamie and Grandad’s day out at Billy Bonker’s joke factory. Never heard of a Joke factory? Then how did you think jokes were made?A combination of picture story book and joke book. BUY FROM MY SHOP or BUY FROM AMAZON