My latest book is ‘MollyDoesn’t Like to walk’. This is the story of a puppy who would rather have a good sleep somewhere cosy than go out for a walk. However, when she does go out she realises there are so many amazing things to do! The book has repetition which young children love and lovely vibrant images to keep them entranced.
I have now completed Violet and the Panther. It only took a year 🙂
Violet is feeling sorry for herself as she kicks through autumn leaves in the wood.
Why am I always wrong?
Why don’t my ‘friends’ include me in their games?
WHY? WHY? WHY?
She is shocked when she hears a voice say… “I don’t like your why’s much”
The panther is casually lying on a tree branch and they strike up a conversation about the right kind of why’s to be asking. The trouble is that Violet is never quite sure whether she’s going to be eaten or not! Can she talk her way out of this tricky situation and will she live long enough to learn to ask the right kind of why’s?
Parents/ Grandparents. Please share with the creative children in your world.
Dear Scallywags, if you like writing stories as much as I do then please enter my competition to write a story in 250 words. It can be on any subject you like but if you prefer to have an idea suggested then write about a dinosaur called Simtan, who lives in a cave by the Salty Sea, in Deadlefizz’s World.
Remember to describe the character, where they live and what they are doing. Please ask one of your parents to send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th January 2020. The most entertaining story with the best use of words will win a copy of my latest book, Violet and the Panther.
Rules & questions: To enter you need to be 9 years old or younger. I would like to have at least 20 stories to judge so please share with you friends. Please state age and whether, you are happy for me to put your story on my website and Facebook or not. If you do allow your story on the website please state if you are happy for your name to be mentioned beside it.
Fabulous venue at Castle Fraser on Saturday. We climbed up many flights of spiral stairs to get to the library. These guys are avid readers and had read a couple of my books before I even started the event.
I will be at Castle Fraser’s Christmas event this Saturday doing some readings and activities at 11.30 and 12.30.
Then I’m off to the Christmas at Haddo House event for 2pm.
On Sunday 15th I’ll be reading at 2pm and 3pm.
There will be ‘A Snow Deer for Santa’ and ‘Deadlefizz Dinosaur’s Drastic Drama’, an action song, some drawing and a funny challenge.
It’s always exciting to welcome your baby home after nurturing for so long. It’s good to hear their highs and lows for the year and to see how they are looking.
I thought I had learnt from my previous book’s images, which arrived dull and dark, after translation into printing ink. I had brightened all the pictures and hoped I was ahead of the game. So when I opened my latest book, Violet and the Panther, imagine my surprise when I discovered her backgrounds had gone a worse shade of Trump Orange! Have spent the morning toning down the hues and playing with darkness & shadows, adjusting the print to make the pages flow better and seeing how it feels. Once ready I’ll need to send off for another Proof Copy and hope it’s all worked.