Welcome to our Author page. It is our pleasure to work with these wonderful authors, helping them bring their creativity to life.
Justin grew up and lived in a lovely rural village outside Hull before moving to Northamptonshire, where he lives with his wife, Nina, and his three beautiful children.
Justin’s desire to write is very much rooted in his love of reading and writing a book is something that had been on ‘life’s list’ for many years!
Wanting to pass this love of books onto his children, Justin started to play with the idea of writing a children’s story. After completing a writing course, and after much coffee drinking and many screwed up pieces of A4, Escape from Nettle Farm (in its first incarnation) was complete! It then went through many painful rewrites and edits to get to the stage where Justin was ready to say, ‘Finished!’
Justin wanted to write something that would be fun and exciting for parents to read to children, or for children to read independently. Escape from Nettle Farm was a finalist in the 2017 People’s Book Prize and received the Red Ribbon Award in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
Justin’s novel was also reviewed by American magazine Story Monsters Inc, who said, ‘Written well, and paced perfectly to keep young readers engaged’ – Story Monsters
Escape from Nettle Farm was published on 16th November 2016 and is aimed at children aged between 5 and 10.
My Bunny was published on 20th November 2017 and is aimed at children aged 6 and under.
‘Spy Danger’, the sequel to Nettle Farm, is planned for release in August 2018.
‘Storms’, a pirate rhyming picture book, is planned for release in 2018.
Raised in Epsom, Surrey, Cheryl now lives in Taunton with her partner and three beautiful girls aged 10, 8, and 6. A love of reading, inspired by travel books and non-fiction biographies, led to a desire to write – more specifically, to write for her children. Cheryl blogs about her life with her girls and often includes self-penned rhymes for her readers, so a rhyming children’s book seemed the obvious choice!
Cheryl also has a love of photography, and although she currently works as an administrator her ambition is to achieve her dream of being a professional writer, blogger and photographer.
Pete the Cheeky Parakeet will be Cheryl’s first published book. A light-hearted and fun story about a bird with a bad attitude, it carries a message for young readers about the importance of friendship and compassion.
Sarah lives in Holmfirth, which she fell in love with after graduating from University where she studied Criminology. She is married with two small boys and a little girl, and thrives off the fun and chaos of her home life!
Sarah has always loved to write, but her desire to publish a children’s book began when she had her first child. She loves to create stories that will capture a child’s imagination and make them want to keep turning the pages. Sarah told us, “If I could inspire kids to read and writers to write, that would be an amazing place to be.”
Sarah’s first book, The King and The Cockerel, is a lively rhyming picture book aimed at young readers aged 5 and under. It incorporates wonderful humour and counting practice with an important message of fairness and appreciation.
As well as writing children’s books, Sarah is currently working on her first book club novel. She is also a regular columnist for Mumbles Magazine, West Yorkshire.
‘The King and the Cockerel’, a beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book, is planned for release in June 2018.
‘Molly’s Magic Brolly’, a beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book, is planned for release in December 2018.
You can find out more information about Sarah on Facebook.