Can you help make a young man’s dreams come true? As many of you may know I write kids books about Pirates that hold their own Paralympic Games. Well, a few months ago I met a young friend on Facebook Moegamat Nur Petersen. He is a 19-year-old blind Para-athlete. He told me his story, of how … More DREAMS DASHED
I just had the most amazing chat to Vicki Turner Goodwin on Facebook about keywords for Amazon. Do we know each other? Well, we didn’t, but I feel we are one step closer to knowing each other now. What a lovely lady. She spent almost an hour helping to explain how keywords work and how … More Thank you Vicki Turner Goodwin
I was watching the Men’s Final at Wimbledon today – Congratulations Roger Federer on your 8th Wimbledon Title by the way. But what intrigued me was they went over to the Boys Final and the Wheelchair Event . Oh, my goodness, talk about athleticism and skill, I could hardly believe my eyes. These guys not only … More Wheelchair Tennis!
Polly has just completed the design of her first board game. It will accompany Polly into schools to reinforce her lessons to the young readers. Climb the Rigging and Walk the Plank is a simple game where players throw a dice and follow steps on a board that allows the player to advance or retreat through … More Polly’s Board Game
I love it when I have a meeting with a head of a school and find them as enthusiastic as I am about my writing. That is what happened this week when I met with Mrs. Mackinnon from St Benedicts Junior Prep. I have been onto Bennies before and given talks to the boys, but … More Polly lands at Bennies
Oh my goodness, the stats were scary. How can One afford not to get into this market? But I get ahead of myself. Firstly a huge call out and thank you to Gregg Davies for his interesting and informative talk on Friday evening – wow, mind blowing. Gregg is a … More Audio Books – More than 2 Billion hours sold last year!
Jozi Books and Blogs Festival 2017 WOW! I have just been asked to sit on the discussion panel for Literature and Sport at the Jozi Books and Blogs Festival. I am just blown away by the calibre of the other speakers – Commentator Aslam Khota, Author Yusuf Garda, Multisports editor Nazli Hamilton (Supersports), Ajit Gandabhay, … More #jozisbbf2017
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