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Welcome I am a children's author, poet, storyteller and voice over artist, who always loved to read rhyming books and poetry, when I was in my early years. I penned some stories that I hid away in a box file sixteen years ago, thinking that one day, I would do something with them. Welcome To The World Of Felicity Fly was born in 2012. The series have taken me into the final of the Peoples Book Prize 2014, and now finalist for 2015.
I was born in Lancashire where I spent the first twenty two years of my life, moving to various parts of Yorkshire, and now live in Yorkshire.
As a child I loved to read anything that rhymed. One of my earliest recollections of fun poetry was Spike Milligan’s ‘Granny’ and, on the ‘Ning Nang Nong.’ I love Spike Milligan’s book of Silly Poems.
I was a very quiet, shy child, who would have rather have blended in with the wallpaper and fittings. It wasn't until I landed my first job, that I was forced to talk or walk! And from that day on, it was difficult for anybody to stop me talking.
I've always had a love of music and used to help the headmaster of my primary school tune the piano. I spent some of my teenage years playing Saxophone and percussion with a band, and supported a popular Indie band at that time called The Chameleons. We played around venues in Lancashire. I did look at little freaky!
I had some ideas for children’s stories when my own children were babies (eighteen years ago). The inspiration for these came from my own experiences as a child and my own children. I used to be scared of anything that moved! I penned some stories and then shut them away in box file, telling myself, that one day, I would do something with them........
In 2012, Welcome To The World Of Felicity Fly, was born, followed by, Felicity Fly Meets Veronica Vac, Felicity Fly In The Garden, and the latest in the series of the picture rhyming, read along books, is Felicity Fly Meets The Dragon Fruit.
The first three books were illustrated by Julie Omond and the latest book, has been a collaboration with Julie Omond's original designs, illustrated by Ric Lumb.
Felicity Fly Meets Veronica Vac and Felicity Fly Meets The Dragon Fruit both have sing along rhyming songs with them. Audio narration of the stories and songs are available via www.felicityfly.co.uk
My latest rhyming book edition is a safeguarding book, Share Some Secrets, illustrated by Ric Lumb, is for children aged 5-8, addressing the difference between good and bad secrets, encouraging children to share their troublesome secret. This is available to listen to via www.sharesomesecrets.scom
Over the years, I have written a small collection of poems entitled ‘Thought and Feelings’. I have also written poems for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement, in aid of Sue Ryder Care and write bespoke poems too. I can write about any topic and really love the challenge of bringing words to life!