Praise for Nature Month-by-Month, illustrated by Elly Jahnz:
“This fabulous book includes spotter guides, craft and activity ideas, seasonal recipes and information about festivals and special events to inspire
you to celebrate the joys of nature!”
“The perfect book for dipping into. With this book on hand, children can always find something enjoyable to do at any time of the year, whatever the weather.”
“This brilliant and colourful book is packed with engaging, informative and wonderfully varied activities for all the family, and is just the right size for putting in your pocket before you set off on an adventure. An almost bottomless treasure chest of a book to enjoy
the whole year through.”
Judges of the ALCS Educational Writers' Award
“Packed full of exciting things to see and do, this children’s almanac
is an absolute delight.”
North Somerset Teachers' Book Award
“A wonderful gift to treasure and explore over the coming year, this gorgeous nature yearbook will encourage young readers to connect with nature and the
world around them.”
Allen & Unwin
I have written non-fiction for children and adults. This genre of writing started for me shortly after my father died. I began writing a blog entitled Good Grief, which helped me come to terms with my bereavement.
I combined nature writing with life writing (or 'memoir') in the blog.
This blog went on to talk about my mother and her struggle with mental illness. The blog was to form the basis for A Place for Everything, my memoir about my mother. It also led to me writing Nature Month-by-Month and a picture book about the life-cycle of the kingfisher which I combined with a story for children about the death of a grandparent. The book is called Grandpa and the Kingfisher and will be published by Nosy Crow in 2023 and illustrated by the wonderfully talented and award-winning artist, Sarah Massini.