I’d like to say a big thank you to all the people who loyally follow my blog and as a thank you I’m making a lot of my ebooks free until Christmas (21 Dec to 24 Dec inclusive). I’ve included links to Amazon so you can download any title that interests you, straight away. I hope you find something that interests you and don’t forget I love hearing from you.
Pebble on a Beach
The Shadows of Love
Novel – fantasy
The Truth Finder
I’m hoping to have The Visualizer (sequel to The Truth Finder) out early in the new year and another book of short stories soon.
I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year!
All my ebooks are free on Kindle Unlimited all the time. The Green Book, Tiny Tyrannosaurus and Pablo, the Storytelling Bear are chapter books, suitable for children from five to ten year olds. Each chapter tells a story, but they all fit together to make a longer story.
The Green Book is the tale of a magical book that helps Alana in a number of different situations. When Alana becomes eleven the book disappears.
Tiny Tyrannosaurus is a magical toy tyrannosaurus who stays with Isaac for one year. Tiny has run away form magic school and is learning magic by trying to do the things that Isaac asks.
Pablo is a storytelling toy polar bear. He tells stories to Bill about a polar bear that lives in the zoo and one that lives in the wild.
Desdemona the dragon without any friends learns that friends, can come in all shapes and sizes. It is a tale of bravery and courage. Desdemona is a picture book and is not yet an ebook and is suitable for children from four to seven.
Why not visit Amazon and take a look at the children’s books on offer.
Bill loves polar bears and receives a small fluffy bear for his birthday. At first he is a little underwhelmed, until he realizes that his little bear, Pablo, has been given the gift of storytelling. Pablo tells him stories about The Enormous Bear, who lives in the wild, and Minty, a cub, who lives in a zoo. Add a touch of magic to the mix and stir.
This is an ideal book to read to a child over Christmas, or let them read it themselves. It contains seven short stories and a few little pictures (black and white).
The ebook is only £0.99 from Amazon UK or $1.33 from Amazon.com.
It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
The paperback is available from Lulu for £4.50 (plus p&p). Available from other bookshops shortly.
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.
My second children’s book, ‘Tiny Tyrannosaurus’ has just been reviewed by a blog site that does lots of detailed book reviews. There’s a link to the site here.
The reviewer, Paul Ruddock, gives a flavour of the book he is reviewing without giving away any of the secrets of the story. He reviews all sorts of genres, so if you’re short of an idea of what to read next, pop over to his site and take a look.Obviously the link I’ve posted is to my book, ‘cos I’m selfish like that.
He also runs a facebook review page for writers who want to review or have their books reviewed. I’ve several books on my reading list from there.
Tiny Tyrannosaurus is available from Amazon for £4.99 and on Amazon Kindle for £0.88. If you buy the paperback you should get the kindle version free. There’s a link to Amazon here.