Happy Easter everyone. Most of us have a few days to relax during the Easter break, so I thought I’d put some of my books on free download from 20 – 22 April 2019. I hope you can find something to enjoy.
First, all of my children’s books are free to download. The links are here:
The Green Book (Chapter Book)
Tiny Tyrannosaurus (Chapter Book)
Pablo the storytelling bear (Chapter Book)
Desdemona the dragon without any friends (Picture Book)
If you like poetry, Nature’s Gold and Autumn Gold are free to download.
Perhaps you like short stories. If so, Pebble on a Beach is free to download.
Pebble on a Beach
Finally if you enjoy fantasy, The Truth Finder is free to download. (Suitable for YA.)
The Truth Finder
The sequel to The Truth Finder is The Visualizer. It is reduced to £0.99 or $1.29 until after the Easter weekend.
The Mermaid (Short Stories) is only £1.99 or $2.99
The Shadows of Love (Poetry) is just £1.99 or $2.60
Just a note about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited: I am removing some of my books from KU for the time being so that I can have them all running with the same date for KU, which will make co-ordinating offers much easier. They should all be back on Amazon’s KU by 1 July 2019.
Do you fancy a free mid-week dip into poetry? The Shadows of Love is free tomorrow Tuesday and Wednesday 2 and 3 April. You can download here. I love reading, sharing and writing poetry. Do leave a comment or a poem.
More free poetry from this website on Friday and Saturday, so do drop by then.
The Shadows of Love
A remembered kiss;
the touch of your hands,
through the distance of time,
in faraway lands.
The songs that you sang,
of love everlasting,
now are poignant, untrue
as our feelings are passing.
And all that we knew
of a love that was strong,
we threw to the sky.
Now I think we were wrong,
to pass by a friendship,
and a passion like fire;
then I remember betrayal
and that you are a liar.
Yet sometimes I wander
through the winter of time
with the shadows of love
and still wish you were mine.
Just a reminder that all my e-books are free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited all the time. If you don’t have K.U. then the ebooks are still reasonable.
The Truth Finder is £2.35 and $3.06. A young adult fantasy novel.
The Mermaid is £1.58 and $2.04. A book of original short stories for adults.
The Green Book is £1.99 and $2.58. A children’s chapter book. Great for bedtimes!
Tiny Tyrannosaurus is £2.01 and $2.06. A children’s chapter book.
Nature’s Gold is £2.00 and $2.59. A poetry book of varied forms of poetry.
Autumn Gold is £2.01 and $2.60. A poetry book. Poetry to enjoy.
All the above books are also avaiable in paperback. Desdemona The Dragon Without any Friends, a children’s picture book, is also available in paperback for £8.99 and $12.46
Why not check out my books? Here’s the link to Amazon. UK and here’s the link for USA
I’ve been asked the question, why write books for children? Is it because it’s easier than writing for adults? Well I wouldn’t have said so, but it’s a good question.
I’ve always like to pretend that there’s a bit of magic in the world. As a teacher I found that children felt the same way. When I read stories that contained magic, children listened. They listened to lots of other things besides, but magic was one of the favourite themes. Of course adults also have magic in their literature in the fantasy or sci-fi genres, so why write for children?
Some years ago something magical happened in my life. My son and his wife had their first baby and I became a Granny and soon I had a second grandchild. After a few years I decided that I wanted to give them a present that they would remember, but not something that was bought. I wanted to show them how much I loved them. It was natural to write for my grandchildren and I had a lot of expereince teaching at primary school level, so I had a good understanding of the right level of language for the age group. The important thing, I felt, was to write as they would speak. I need to stress that the books were for my grandchildren and not about them.
The Green Book and Tiny Tyrannosaurus are chapter books which are suitable for a bedtime reading session. They are suitable for 4-11 year olds.
I wrote the stories about an ordinary family, doing everyday things but then added the magic. Each week I published a chapter on my blog and when I’d done about twelve, I looked to see if they would make a book. At that point I revised and rewrote chapters. Each chapter stands alone as a story, but they do all build up to a longer story.
I’ve had lots of feedback while I was writing and many more people started to follow my writing blog. Now that they are published I’ve only left the first chapter of each book free to read because Amazon doesn’t allow you to publish anywhere cheaper than you have with them.
You can buy the books from Amazon.
Since then my daughter and husband have had two children and so there’ll be two more books over the next two to three years. I’ve already started writing the next book. I hope to post the first draft of the next book by the end of July, so watch this space and do feel free to comment.
Recently my grandson read one of the books to me. It was such a treat. I can’t tell you how that made me feel.
Thought I’d just mention that I’ve updated my poetry blog and hope to post a poem each week. Why not visit www.penspoems.wordpress.com when you have a spare moment? There will be many different types of poetry; some humourous, some appreciating the wonders of nature and some about life. I hope to add poetry for children in the not too distant future.
I’m writing this blog to share some of my writing. You’ll find stories, poems, reviews and updates on my books. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. Do leave comments and I’ll try and reply.