I'm a bit of an eclectic writer. From World War Two diaries to kids picture books with some older (literally) humour in the sandwich. Enjoy...
A Smack at the Boche
“I'm not a coward, but when 11 inch shells come screaming at you, well I know why the Navy supply two pairs of pants.”
If you like Max Hastings and World War Two naval history then you will love this autobiography which gives an easy to read insider view of life in the Royal Navy during the war.
Ronnie Turner had set his sights on a career with the Royal Navy and like Ant Middleton, he wouldn’t stop until he’d achieved his goal of having ‘a smack at the Boche’.
Drawn from Ronnie’s illegal war diary and illustrated with never seen before photographs of life on board a Royal Navy heavy cruiser, this tale of pocket battleships, torpedoed crews and Admiral Harwood’s tattoo’s, sprinkled with Spike Milligan like humour, make this a story you won’t want to put down.
The Lazy Seagull
For children aged 3+ and early readers. A beautifully illustrated humorous story about a young bird faced with new experiences.
“Where’s my breakfast, where’s my mum?” - different animals on each page offer Lazy the Seagull some of their own food, but all he will eat is little silver fish brought by his mother.
Kids will have fun learning what familiar ‘backyard’ animals eat with a little excitement along the way and a happy ending. Lazy is a lovely bedtime book that children will want to read again and again.
A short story with themes of growing-up, sense and sensation and the environment. Lazy will tickle the story taste buds of young readers, whilst encouraging them to 'learn to fly' by making the best of their talents, trying new things and exploring the world around them.
Zillid the Lizzid
Zillid wants Billy Bluebottle for lunch and your kids will love the snaps, crashes and poops our lovable lizard has to duck, dive and dodge to get his troublesome tongue around the elusive Billy.
Little kids want to read this over and over, the words are easy to memorise and they love the smashing, crashing and buzzing words.
Sting Like a Butterfly
Bee hater Boxer meets Battered Beekeeper: dance partners from hell?
Cheated of an Olympic gold by a bee in his helmet, ex-boxer Biffo is flatlining through a lonely life full of bitterness and regret. He’s seduced into Salsa class, where he meets beekeeper Beryl. She’s looking for a man to sweep her off her feet, but finds a man who stands on her feet.
Will Salsa be Biffo’s salvation or is he too macho to mambo?
Is Beryl wearing steel toe cap shoes so that Biffo can walk all over her?
If you like fast paced romantic comedy with a good mixture of laughs and real life battles, you will love this 60 minute short read.