Liverpool-based JENNIFER JONES left work as a soil scientist to focus on writing. She has a passion for the natural world, something that she wants to communicate to young people. Her first books Rock On, Barney and The Adventures of Markus Moldewarp, not only focus on the natural world, but also embed themes of friendship and care for others. Currently she is completing her first Middle Grade novel and working on a non-fiction book about soil for children. Recently, she loved the experience of being filmed for BBC Newsround. Jennifer enjoys visiting schools to talk about life as a writer or run creative writing events.
Rock On, Barney!
The Adventures of Markus Moldewarp
Carrots Don't Grow on Trees
My name is Rob Keeley and I am a children’s and young adult author, holding author workshops and teaching Creative Writing to children and adults within the North West and online. I am a Creative Writing MA graduate of Lancaster University and a winner of the Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award. I have been a judge for the IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize and am a supporter of the Children’s Media Foundation. In 2020 I was Children’s Writer in Residence at the Stay at Home Literary Festival.
I can offer any or all of these options in a style tailored to suit you:
*Q&A sessions on my books, publishing experiences or writing
*Illustrated talks on my books and the publication process using specially-designed animated presentations
*Signed copies of my books – now included as part of school and library packages
*Creative Writing workshops
*Or a combination of the above (Also available via Zoom or Skype.)
* New for 2023: Children's TV Through Time!
The Coming of The Spirits
In The Tower
The Boy Who
Jude Lennon is a former Early Years teacher who escaped and set up a storytelling business called Little Lamb Tales. When she isn't telling stories at Primary schools, community events, festivals and libraries, Jude loves to write. She has published around twenty children’s picture and chapter books. Many feature her mascots Lamby and Flossie. She has also published a collection of short stories for adults and a full length novel Kintsugi which won The Best Adult Fiction category in the Write Blend Book Awards..
She is passionate about books, words, stories and creativity and believes that reading is the door to the world. She visits schools to deliver a range of workshops including storytelling, creative writing and author talks, designed to inspire and encourage future readers and writers.
She is involved in many projects with literacy and creativity at their heart including The Liverpool Literacy Cycle, Kingsley & Co where she is a patron and Builder Book, which is an arm of Split Perspectivz CIC and delivers literacy boxes and den building workshops across the city. The most recent project was for Eurovision and was based on the theme ‘United by Music’. Jude and business partner Natalie Reeves Billing were invited to 10 Downing Street to receive a Points of Light award for their work.
Jude lives in Liverpool with her partner Dom who is a musician. She has become adept at blocking out the sound of drums while writing.
The Dragon of
Floga With Flossie
Pirate Lamby and
His Woolly Crew
Lamby Goes Camping
Lamby and Flossie's
That's Our Home
Cristina Steliana Mihailovici &
Nicole Noelia Mihailovici
Born in 1979, in Romania, CRISTINA is a Doctor in Nautical Science and Engineering, passionate about shipping, nature and marine environment since her childhood. She is also an economist, a lecturer, a writer and a researcher, and she is activating for education, culture, climate change and equality rights for everyone.
Cristina has published over 20 international academic papers dedicated to all maritime domain and focused on the sustainability, safety, marine environment, human factor and seafarer's rights and well-being.
“I was publishing many poems and essays since I was 12 years old and in the last ten years I was working on an educational project for children which is based on educational story books with my character named Little Globy (our planet).
For my last educational story book Little Globy, the Recycling Superhero and the Plastic Ogre, I have as co-author my daughter Nicole Noelia Mihailovici. This story is dedicated to climate change, sustainability and protection of the environment. In each educational story I am promoting all positive values to children and also I am encouraging them to study and explore different domains and at the same time to learn different phenomena, traditions, histories and legends from all the world."
NICOLE NOELIA, born in 2005 in Barcelona, is a spirited teenager with a profound love for stories, poems, classical music, nature, and horse riding. Currently pursuing her studies in ICT in Liverpool, she actively advocates for education, culture, climate change, and equal rights for all.
Alongside her mother, Cristina, Nicole co-authored the educational storybook titled "Little Globy, the Recycling Superhero and the Plastic Ogre." This heartwarming tale focuses on climate change, sustainability, and environmental protection – subjects that resonate deeply with Nicole, who is passionately committed to safeguarding our planet.
In addition to her environmental activism, Nicole has a flair for poetry and has already begun performing with poetry groups in Liverpool. Excitingly, she has a poem set to be published soon and dreams of co-publishing a poetry anthology with her mother. Through her literary and creative endeavors, Nicole aspires to make a positive impact and inspire others to join the journey toward a better, more sustainable world.
Little Globy and the
Magic of Christmas
Little Globy and the
Susanne T Schroder
Susanne has worked in publishing since leaving Copenhagen in 2006 and is best selling author of The Donkey’s First Christmas (Unlikely Heroes). Along with author visits to primary schools, Susanne is part of the Storymakers project in Manchester, where they help children and families create stories of their own. She is a patron of the literacy project Kingsley & Co and helps run the alternative provision STRIDE 2020 for children with extreme anxiety.
C A Snellgrove
Christopher Snellgrove is a local children’s author who lives in his hometown of Bootle. His debut picture book ‘The White Bobbadus’ was published on Amazon on 1st January 2022.
Christopher regularly visits local schools to read his book to the children.
His ambition is to have black, blue, green and red Bobbadus stories in addition to his White Bobbadus story.
The White Bobbadus
BOB STONE is an author and playwright, and the owner of Write Blend Bookshop.
He has been writing for as long as he could hold a pen, and some would say his handwriting has not improved greatly since. He is the author of (so far) one picture book and two chapter books for younger children, a YA fantasy trilogy and accompanying novella, and one novel, a collection of short stories and an anthology of one-act plays for adults.
He lives in Bootle with his wife and cat, and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Books for Younger Children
Faith's Fairy House
A Bushy Tale
A Bushy Tale: The Brush Off
Books for Young Adults
Out of Season
James Walker is a retired engineer who spent the early part of his career as a patternmaker, making models (patterns) in wood used to make castings of, amongst other things, propellers for the shipbuilding industry. He spent the latter part of his career supervising the building of aircraft undercarriages, most notably for the Hawk aircraft as flown by the Red Arrows.
He was brought up in the Scotland Road area of Liverpool and spent part of his early childhood chopping wood from houses bombed during the Second World War to sell as firewood, the money being used to buy comics which he loved reading.
In his teens, The Beatles put Liverpool on the map with their music. A near neighbour, (and second cousin), was becoming a famous pop star, too, who would go on to grace British television screens for decades. He did attempt to follow in her footsteps but, by the time he did, it wasn't enough to simply come from Liverpool to be noticed, and he was told by the London record producer listening to his demo tape to go home, write some original material, and come back and see him.
Sadly he never did get round to writing that hit song, or anything else for that matter, until recently that is, when he wrote his children’s fantasy story, The Girl in the Mirror: Horla's Visit about the magical adventures of two friends from different planets. This has received favourable reviews and is available from all outlets, including local bookshops Write Blend and Pritchards. The sequel, The Girl in the Mirror: Isobel’s Dream will be available later this year.
A keen runner and fell-walker, when not engrossed in family life or his new passion for writing, he likes nothing better than to walk in the mountains of Snowdonia, the Lake District, and the Glen Coe area of Scotland.
The Girl in
Sheryl is a children's author from Liverpool, where she lives, not far from the River Mersey, with her husband and four children.
She writes books that are dynamic, witty and heartwarming, and that will empower, inspire and make a difference - by informing and creating awareness of important issues.
Before becoming a children’s author, she gained a degree in Psychology and English, then taught in primary schools for several years. During a career break to have her first child, her first picture book was published. She now has over 30+ titles published and translated worldwide, one of which – Tinysaurus - was read on CBeebies by both Liza Tarbuck and Nihal Arthanayake.
Her biggest highlight however, was having her picture book, 'Kindness Rocks,' featured on a billboard in Times Square, NYC.
Now that her small brood of children are not so small, Sheryl writes full time, and is enjoying writing more than ever!