Friday, 27 December 2013

Two new 5 * reviews!

I've had two new reviews - both 5 stars!

One was for Hairy, Scary Spider? the other for Percy, the not so Perfect Puffin!

I particularly like it when a child gives their opinion as the books are for them. :)

Here they are;

5.0 out of 5 stars Children should be taught to like spiders 26 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
a brilliant little book that helps children (and possibly some adults) to understand that spiders are not to be feared. Spiders are clever and amazing little creatures and children will love the humour in this book. 
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite books. 26 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
I loved this book because it was funny and it teaches that looking different doesnt matter. I will never forget the chubby cute puffin on page 39!   (written by Thomas, aged 8)


Saturday, 21 December 2013

Hairy, Scary Spider? is on promotion at Just for this weekend this great little ebook can be bought for just 0.99p
Grab him before he scuttles away!

Friday, 13 December 2013

Which children's ebook cover is best?

Which cover is best?

I've changed the cover and title to one of my children's stories.
I think the self-esteem part of the title was confusing it. Though it has a powerful message to children, the story is designed as a fun picture book.

But what title and cover do you like best, and why?

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

New Amazon.UK Promotion - Pipsy the Penguin!

Pipsy the Penguin is on promotion - just 99p

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One of my best selling ebooks, 'Pipsy the Penguin' - a cute children's picture book - is on promotion for just 99p on Amazon.UK
It is perfect for little ones aged around 3-6 years.
Product Description
Described as 'exquisite' and 'charming', you will easily fall in love with this sweet, yet powerful, little rhyming story.
Pipsy, a young blue penguin - who hatches too early - has a secret and a huge dream. With a Mother's love and much determination, Pipsy grows gradually, but do his fanciful dreams come true?
Follow the story, brought to life by beautiful, original illustrations that magically capture little Pipsy on his journey of discovery.

Pipsy the Penguin is a bestselling ebook that is also available as a paperback.

Monday, 2 December 2013

My author visits this week.

I thought I'd tell you about my author visits this week.

I had a great time at The Warminster Writer's group, who made me really welcome. We had a lovely chat about all things publishing, my books and writing in general.

We also played a few writing games and I explained the difficulties and joys of writing for children, and read a couple of my stories to them.

They were a fabulous bunch, varied and talented in their own ways. I enjoyed hearing some of their work too.

 I had a good time, finishing off with a book signing of three of my physical copies including the best sellers, Hairy, Scary Spider!  Pipsy the Penguin and Football is Fantastic!

Then later on that same week I had two children's groups to visit in Bath. We had lots of fun, played loads of games about descriptive writing, ate chocolate cookies and generally had a good laugh.

We read some of my stories, dissected some of the sentences and made them brand new. We played Toady Twisters, a going on holiday game and a describe the item game. The children showed lots of enthusiasm and came up with some brilliant suggestions and went home brimming with new ideas, along with some of my stories to read. It was well worth the visit.

If an author gets a chance to visit a writing group or a class of children, I'd advise to go for it, it's a fun evening or day out and gets your name into the community a little bit more.