Thursday, 21 October 2010

Faery Clothing

There is some super faery clothing at this website

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Spotlight on Illustrators: Andrew Hofmeyr and Andres Fernandez Cordon

I always like to look at the work of  different, talented illustrators:

Here are two that caught my eye recently:

Andrés Fernández Cordón
- His book 'Tweet' caught my eye -

Andrew Hofmeyr 

- His book 'Animocity' caught my eye -

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Jemma Castle is busy writing...

Jemma is busy writing a new book for younger readers called 'Shapeshifter'. Its already at Chapter 15.

The main characters are an 11 year old girl called Faye and her kitten, Luna. Another main character is her older brother, Luc. There is also an old lady called Metach, who lives outside the main village.  Who is she anyway?

*We will be posting some excerpts here soon.

Other stories for younger readers that Jemma is busy working on, at the moment are:

  1. Jayne Solo & Julie Lilah
  2. Children of Lochlann
  3. Magic Week
  4. The Princess Chronicles

Applestalk preview

A sneak-peek preview of Jemma Castle's latest book - APPLESTALK

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Books and children

Read more quotes on books here

Children's books are written for upbringing...but upbringing is a great thing; it decides the fate of the human being. 
— Vissarion Grigor'evich BELINSKII (1811-1841)

My father gave me free run of his library. When I think of my boyhood, I think in terms of the books I read. 
— Jorge Luis BORGES (1899-1986)

A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up children without surrounding them with books.... Children learn to read being in the presence of books.
— Heinrich MANN (1871-1950)


We are proud to announce that "Applestalk" is NOW available for purchase online at

Paypal and credit cards accepted.

Price:  £4.40 excl postage.

All about Applestalk:

Taylor is a ten year old girl fascinated by ponies and boys.
Her adventure starts off innocently enough but soon enough turns into despair at unloyal friends and annoying brat sisters - then unexpected mischief and hilarious payback time.
Curious results of an innocent family tradition of twisting off the apple stalk to reveal the name of one's true-love....

First Publish Date: 19 September 2010

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Everything Jemma writes has a touch of magic in it.

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