Nayu's reading corner book review for Big Beard

Nayu’s Book Review I was delighted to see that that my book for kids “Big Beard the Pirate” was reviewed by Nayu from Nayu’s Reading Corner and even more pleased […]

free short story for kids

‘Happy Valentine’, the latest short story featuring Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle and the gang from the Magic Meadow was published on my author site ( on, appropriately enough, Valentine’s […]

book for kids Christmas Mystery story

***SORRY! THE SPECIAL OFFER IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE***The second volume in my series of adventure books for kids, Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle’s Christmas Mystery  is now available for a special 99c […]

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adventure book for kids

The second volume in the Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle adventure book for kids series will be published on 23rd December. For a limited time I am giving away free advance […]


Susan Day in Australia ( been kind enough to review ‘Big Beard the Pirate’ describing it as a “good book that will appeal to young readers”.This is especially relevant because Susan […]

Kids' story - Big Beard the Pirate

For the next few days I will be giving away 15 electronic copies of book 1 in my children’s series ‘The Adventures of Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle – Big […]

Boy reading big beard the pirate

It looks like Jeeves was right!This very interesting article from the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry seems to have proven a link between the consumption of fish oil supplements and […]

Go to Pragmaticmoms blogThis is a very engaging and inspirational book which would be of interest to anyone with an interest in literacy for children, especially girls.There’s a book giveaway […]

       The two girls and Lulu the cat stared at the playhouse which was half-hidden among the birch and hazelnut trees,       “It looks old and shabby. […]


The first book in my series of adventure stores for kids, Big Beard the Pirate – a Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle adventure is now available on Amazon.It’s had a […]

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