So Polly flew into Craighall and Craiglands Primary Schools this week. Here are some pupils at Craiglands and Mrs Prout-Jones from Craighall receiving the books to add to Polly’s Piralympics already in their school libraries. These interactive books are a parents/teachers tool to help with anti-bullying in schools. No child wants to be a snitch, … More Polly flies into school libraries
Today I was in a dilemma regarding the content of my next book. The topic was rhino poaching, and should I or should I not tell the kids that the rhinos are killed by the poachers when they take their horns. You see, I write for Middle Grades (target age 8-10), and I want to … More The value of ‘real’ friends on Facebook
Polly Ya Nae Can Fly – Book II of the Polly Piralympic Series out next week
I started writing my first Polly Book five years ago. Then a year ago a friend gave me a strong prod with the end of her toe and told me to, “Go out there and do it.” Thank you, Tonia. Well whatever IT IS, I’m now doing IT. I look up into the night sky … More When you wish upon a star hard enough, dreams do come true.
I shall be there signing copies of Polly’s Piralympics if you have a child’s birthday coming up – makes an excellent present (bursting with life lessons you want your children to know.) Kilt wearing, bagpipe playing Scots, yellow turbaned Indians, vuvuzela playing Zulus, tattooed Maoris, Abba singing Vikings and guitar playing, cowboy American pirates all … More READERS come and meet some home grown excellent SA authors.
Ok, so my path recently crossed that of Gregg Davies at one of my Indie Authors Meetings (IAN). “So have you thought about audio books?”. To be absolutely honest, I just about knew what an audio book was, for my books to be made into one? Hmm, that’s not something I had really given much attention to. … More Audio Books? Hmm not something I thought about…
So today I walked with a giant, well sat and had coffee actually. Ashleigh Giannoccaro met with me to share insights into the Indie world when you really believe you can make it. And I believe I can make it. I now realize that I am not going for a stroll up the local … More WALKING IN THE SHADOW OF GIANTS
If you think I’ve written my book, now all I have to do is put it on Amazon and I’ll be a millionaire, Nope, not happening! If you believe that… The real world is very, very different and what’s more, it’s even harder for Indies. So the learning curve people talk about is … More The Indie Ladder
Had the most amazing meeting with Michael Howard yesterday to discuss the up and coming Indie Authors Book Fayre he will be hosting in Magaliesberg. Michael will be chatting about it on the 20th May at our next Indie Authors Networking meeting (Skoobs Theatre of Books 2pm,) Also talking (about distribution will be Johan … More Indie Author’s Book Fayre