MY MISSION: To Write Amazing Stories for Young Imaginations!
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I am author of the Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle series and creator of The Magic MeadowTM.
I am a relative newcomer to writing having got here by accident when, kidding around with my daughters, we together came up with some wild, wonderful and funny ideas.
Creativity and the story
One day when I had a bit of time I thought, let’s see if I can make a story for them out of these crazy notions. That was the start of a series of very creative experiences which resulted in the books you find here.
Fortunately, buyers have been kind enough to say how much they enjoyed the stories and – most importantly – that their kids relate well to my characters. Which, I may say, have been brought to life wonderfully by my illustrator Adelita Carmen Vasioiou.
Entertainment and positive role models
My focus in writing is always on putting together a great story with some unexpected surprises that resolves all the loose ends practically in the final paragraph.
It’s important that the stories are entertaining and amusing but also that they are wholesome and positive and that my characters, while no saints, are good role models – especially for girls. In my view it’s more complicated being a kid today than it was when I was growing up and I hope that my stories can help build or sustain self confidence even in a small way.
It’s not hard to be enthusiastic with this fabulous cast of characters. Francesca Spaghetti and Poppy Noodle in particular are great; they’re sassy but vulnerable and chock full of courage. They can go anywhere they want and interact at any time in history or even the future, in real or imagined places. There is no end of possibilities to explore, no lack of villains with dastardly plans to thwart.
I hope you get as much enjoyment from them and my books as I have had writing them.
Get in touch
I love corresponding with readers, so please use the form to get in touch. I appreciate and acknowledge all questions, comments and suggestions.
I divide my time between writing and a number of regular business projects but I really do live with my family in a big, spooky house by a meadow deep in the dark woodsl
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