Why Do I Like to Read to Kids? Well, I Suppose it’s because I love to watch their faces as the story progresses. I love to see them get involved with the storyline, I’ve even had parents come up to me after and tell me that they too love to listen – I suppose we … More Why Do I Like to Read to Kids?
Catch me being interviewed on Brandlive Radio next Tuesday, 6th February, where I will be chatting with Samm about my Polly’s Piralympics Books Series, and revealing a little about my two new series for younger kids – Toucane the Toucan Series and Hetty the Hornbill Series. 11.30. ZA time. (9.30 UK time, 15.00 Sri Lanka time) … More Brandlive Radio Interview with Samm
I am planning to be in the UK and Ireland in the Spring, if anyone would like me to visit their school, youth/scout group please contact me for dates and details. I think Polly the Parrot, Henrietta (Hetty) the Hornbill and Toucane the Toucan will be accompanying me. I talk on anti-bullying, being different (of … More UK and Ireland trip
As the year gets under way so too do the venues and activities, I can’t wait for the 10th February when I will be taking part in the Schools Reading Road Show at the Assumption Convent School in Germiston. As one of only 15 authors I feel honoured to be part of this event and … More WHERE WILL I BE 10TH FEB?
So, you can find me here this weekend the 3rd Feb 2018. Signing books. Polly the Parrot, Toucane the Toucan and their friend will also be making appearances. You will just fall in love with them THE ITALIAN CLUB, BEDFORDVIEW TIME 10.00 – 17.00
Today an Angel came down from Heaven, She said for just a while; She visited my mum’s sister in hospital And gave her a beautiful smile. My aunt was tired the Angel said And just needed a little rest; She held her hand and kissed her cheek And from an Angel was blessed. … More Today an Angel Came Down From Heaven
Inspiration is created when like-minds merge, it’s amazing, all the neurons start to fire and ideas bounce around the room. It’s as if you can feel the room come alive with characters dancing about the place. Well, that’s what happened when I met Tammy a young illustrator and aspiring, very, very different author. And oh boy … More Inspiration created when like-mind merge.
The holidays are over, but an author never stops. If we are not physically writing, then we are thinking about our books, planning the plot, creating new characters and dreaming about them My holiday produced Toucane the Toucan and main character for my next children’s series. I had had a lot of people asking me to write … More The holidays are over and here comes Toucane
Tsunami 2004 – Sri Lanka – To lost friends never forgotten (It still haunts me.) ‘Something terrible has happened” it’s on the TV, As I woke Boxing Day morn, with mum calling me; I’d just left there, making my annual pilgrimage back to the UK, When disaster struck on that winters day. As I watched … More It Could Have Been Me (Tsumani 2004)
Tomorrow Polly’s new book Polly’s Hogmanay Holiday arrives just in time to launch at the Youth Today Carnival this Saturday, 2nd December, Italian Club in Edenvale, Johannesburg, 10-4pm. Come along and get your latest book in the Polly’s Piralympics Series signed and dedicated. Or choose one of the Polly Books for an awesome Christmas present that … More Tomorrow Polly’s New Book Arrives. Today’s Cover reveal