I’m always up for a challenge, and when Fate plays her hand, I graciously accept.
Taking on the challenge of writing my first book was probably the craziest thing I’ve done, and to delve into the world of magic and children’s literature, has been a life-changing journey. I grew up in a time of Pete’s Dragon and Peter Pan, with a wild imagination and a passion for books. I was fortunate to have a mother who encouraged me to read and learn. But, reading your favourite Golden Books classic and writing a children’s noteworthy adventure are as different as Paddington Bear and Cinderella.
However, as a woman heading into her 40’s, I took up my pen and paper, opened my dusty imagination and met some wonderful characters.
I met Miles Tissle, the elf who’d be unwillingly challenged to save his village, with the help of a stubborn and courageous faery, Audrey Appleby. I uncovered adventure after adventure, writing it all down. Until I finally stumbled across William and Thomas, who showed me a world of medieval fantasy, dragons, werewolves and castles; and here my heart exploded.
Wolfbaene became my first published book. Two boys, two dragons, a werewolf and a magic book – promising an epic adventure. It brought me out of my comfort zone and gave me new experiences as I visited primary schools and attended festivals, reading and sharing my children’s book with others.
Now, I’ve been invited to read part of Wolfbaene at an upcoming medieval festival in November, and I need your help.
I’m running a COMPETITION for one of my readers to win a $50 Dymocks voucher (Australian residents only). And this is perfect for the kids!
1. Share this competition on your Facebook, & twitter (tag me @wolfbaene)
2. Send your favourite part of Wolfbaene to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries close on November 10, so if you haven’t read Wolfbaene yet, here’s the kindle link;