I am the author of two books for children, Swansea Spy, a Boys Own style adventure set against the backdrop of Swansea’s Three Nights Blitz during the Second World War, and Agent Mouse Snowdon Adventure, which tackles the issue of bullying through an exciting and engaging story set in the mountains of North Wales.
Both books have been acclaimed by teachers, parents and pupils alike.
Why not choose either book as a class novel and invite me in to talk about my work? Whether you want a reading followed by a question and answer session or a creative writing workshop I am happy to tailor my visit to meet your needs.
Here are some samples of just two of the books that I have written.
Gwyn lives in Swansea. It is wartime. Gwyn’s father is away fighting in Africa, but Gwyn and his mother and sister are pleased that their lodger, known as Uncle Keith, is around to help them out, building their air raid shelter and putting out fires after the bombing of Swansea.
But when Gwyn’s father is reported missing Gwyn wants revenge on the Germans – and joins his friend Owen in a brave plan.
But things do not go well, and soon Gwyn finds himself in great danger…
What they said:
“Since beginning my teaching career back in 2001 I have always found it challenging to select a novel that will enthuse all pupils. I certainly hit the jackpot with Swansea Spy. My whole class absolutely loved the book! In fact, the majority of pupils purchased the book with their pocket money. The book provided so many excellent opportunities to enhance the children’s extended writing skills and I couldn’t wait to display this work on our corridor wall display. I will not hesitate to read this book again when I teach the world war topic.” – Nick Davies (deputy head teacher of Hendy Primary School)
Agent Mouse Snowdon Adventure
Ioan is a small, quiet and shy ten-year-old who, not surprisingly, everyone, including his mother and stepfather, calls Mouse. The only thing about Mouse which made him different from most other quiet and shy 10-year-olds was that he had a very real and vivid imagination.
Most children daydream from time to time, especially during boring lessons, but Mouse ‘lived’ in his dreams, the real world was rarely visited! He was forever fantasising about being some kind of superhero – Agent Mouse. Mouse is still coming to terms with the tragic loss of his real father.
His alter ego – Agent Mouse – helps him to cope when the family move to live in Conway and he gets on the wrong side of, Biston, the school bully. But a school trip to scale the majestic heights of Snowdon has unexpected consequences and Mouse’s life will never be quite the same again.
What they said:
“This a well written adventure for 9-11 year olds (and their parents!) Children can access this story on several levels, with a gripping tale of a young boy who goes from being bullied to becoming a hero. It’s warming to see the strong relationships being developed between friends and the hero and his step-father which contrasts wonderfully with laugh-out loud lines. The character in this novel is calling out for a sequel to be written about him. The story is also well published on cream paper and well-spaced out; great for dyslexic readers.” – Lisa Davies (head teacher Llantrisant Primary School)
If you are interested in using my book writing services, then please get in touch.