Exemplary Author of Children's Books
I have a great passion for children’s writing and storytelling and I have been writing for children for over 10 years. I am an experienced teacher and I began my career in 2004, where I specialised teaching children in Early Years and Key Stage One. I left teaching in 2017 to follow my dream as an inspirational children’s author and this has developed into a vocation to enrich children’s learning and teach them to write creatively!
During my years as a teacher, I loved being a story teller to children. Being able to captivate their imaginations and watch the delight and excitement on their faces is hugely rewarding. I now have the opportunity to inspire children’s imaginations, giving them stories that offer them wonder, laughter and excitement. Through the magical world of story telling my aim is to intrigue children with my rhyming tales as they begin their incredible journey of learning to read and write. I want to inspire children’s minds and motivate the young story writers of the future!
I am now a children’s author and hold author visits at schools, nurseries and libraries. Stories are brought to life with special props and a special storytelling performance! Together with my stories, I also teach creative writing and poetry workshops that are inspired from my books. I am very passionate about engaging children’s interest in reading and writing and my special message as an author is:
“To immerse children in the wonderful world of rhyming stories and support them to become strong readers and writers of the future! To instil a love of rhyme and stories in children’s daily lives and help them to develop a rich range of language.”
The stories I have written are rhyming tales. They have been inspired from children I have taught, places visited and also using my creativity and imagination. I have a real enthusiasm for rhyming tales. This interest in rhyme, has always been there. I grew up listening to stories and rhymes by Roald Dahl. My favourites were 'Revolting Rhymes' and 'The Magic Finger'. Another author that has inspired my writing is Alan Ahlberg. My favourite stories are 'Burglar Bill' and 'Each Peach Pear Plum'. Also, his poetry collection, 'I heard it in the Playground'.