David Thornhill

Biography

I have been writing children's stories since I was a child myself (over 25 years ago!) After several years concentrating on screenwriting, I've once again got the bug for telling children's tales – some of which would ironically make great short animated films.

I would describe these as traditional children's stories, with love and friendship winning out over cruelty and dishonesty. We sadly live in a world where the latter seem inescapable at times. However, I truly believe that traditional stories with such beautiful values can make a difference and remind children of the important things in life.

I grew up influenced by stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which were magical but also showed the value of honesty and selflessness. In my own small way, I hope I am able to do the same in my work.

Where to find David Thornhill online


Books

Gavin and the Gargoyle
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,470. Language: British English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00)
Gavin is a lonely boy who plays alone in a creepy old churchyard, where his bullies fear to tread. When a mysterious old tinker is chased out of the village and one of his ‘magic potion’ bottles lands in the churchyard, Gavin soon finds himself face-to-face with a leering 200-year-old gargoyle. The ancient stone creature will change life for Gavin – and the cruel bullies – forever.
Smudgie's Big Night Out
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: British English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Smudgie was always told to stay in her hutch at night because of the dangers in the darkness. And there is real danger tonight with a burglar in her beloved family’s garden. Can Smudgie, with the help of an unlikely friend, scare him off and protect her family? A charming tale that will fire the imaginations of young children, opening their minds to the sights and sounds of the world around them.
The Rain Imp
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,770. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Ryan’s cruel step-family make him patch their roof one stormy night but what he finds up there will change his life forever. It is Gabriel, a magical rain imp, who fell from the clouds after being tricked by the deranged Nimbus, Lord of the Rain Imps. After relentless summer rains, can Ryan help Gabriel back to his home in the clouds to put things right before the Earth suffers disastrous floods?