Rosemary J. Peel


Hi, my name is Rosemary. My nationality is English although my parentage stems from celtic roots. My main passion is writing but I also paint, mostly in oils. I am first and foremost a wife, mother and grandmother; previously a practical, down to earth business woman - now retired. Born dyslexic into an academically oriented family in the days before the disability was recognised, early years were not easy. But having to prove myself to myself, has stood me in good stead and toughened my character. I knew I could write - even if I couldn’t spell. My fear of reading in public led to the development of a keen memory. My inborn love of the written word helped me to overcome my disability and to eventually become a mainstream published author. I am now trying my hand at e-publishing. My writings include adult fiction, astrological books, poetry and children’s stories. Although not as young as I used to be, I hope I still remain ‘young at heart', always able to truthfully hold my hand up to a firm belief in the magic of childhood - not the J. K. Rowling kind (although I adore the books and films), but rather the wonderment of the Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy years. My photo is a rather old one - taken many years ago - however at heart it still represents the real me. I love children and equate to them, some might say because deep down I have never entirely grown up. To tell the truth, I hope I never really do.

Besides the facebook URL above I also can be found on the Percy Prickles and Friends Page where I showcase my e-books and update my readers with news and information.

**remember to click the adult content in order to see and read my novel, "Lust, Love & Lies".

Smashwords Interview

Q. When did you start to write?
I began telling stories and writing poems in my head way before I was proficient enough to write them down. Being born dyslexic was a handicap that I had to overcome from a very early age. I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t write; it is an intrinsic part of me. I am a compusive writer; I have to do it.
Q. At what age did you first get into print?
I was still at Junior School (now called Primary) when one of the teachers recognised that I had a talent for story-telling, even though my written work was badly spelt and my physical writing so poor that it was practically unreadable. Nevertheless she sent one of my (corrected) stories in for an inter-schools competition and to my amazement it won a prize and was eventually included in a book of stories by school-children. I was eight at the time.
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Where to find Rosemary J. Peel online


Flat Cats
Series: Families, Feuds and Friendships, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 21,270. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
When her family adopt two cats, Chloe and Cleo, from a rescue center life for Caitlin, a visually impaired teenager, will never be the same again. She and three-legged Chloe form a special, magical bond. Caitlin finds not only is she able to see color through the cat's eyes but she also learns that by taking them in the family has put itself in danger.
Animal Tales Series Box Set
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,860. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A complete set of my animal tales series of stories for children - a real bargain. The books are suitable for age ranges 8 to 12+ and are all about animals and children. Box sets make better bargains than single books.
And What Do You Want For Christmas?
Series: Christmas Magic, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
christmas is almost here, but ella is sad. daddy has taken mummy to hospital. Grandma and Grandpa come to look after her and take her to visit to santa. she asks him to help and is sure that he will do something to bring mummy home in time. but by bed time on christmas eve mummy is still in the hospital. has santa let her down?
Pretty as a Picture
Series: Animal Tales, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
twins carole and craig have a friendly rivalry and when they decided to enter a photographic and a painting competition they seek a suitable subject. a sleepy rabbit appears the perfect choice, until they discover that it is not sleeping but injured and go to its rescue.
A Squirrel Called Cyril
Series: Animal Tales, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
gemma's got herself into a pickle; she told a lie in front of the whole class and can't withdraw it. as lies do, it snowballs. gemma doesn't know what to do, but then a miracle happens: she spies a squirrel's tail hanging down through the ivy on her garden wall.... all may not yet be lost.
Holiday Blues
Series: Families, Feuds and Friendships, Book 2 · Animal Tales, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(5.00 from 1 review)
the story of a boy and his dog; matt is a typical teenager; del a happy but ageing canine. holiday plans are disrupted when, at the last minute, the dog minder lets them down and del finds himself taken for a surprise trip.
The Fluff Gang and the New Neighbour
Series: Fluff Gang Stories, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
a second tale about the furry friends; once again told in verse. the fluff gang are shocked when a giant sized, very grumpy, next door neighbour moves in.
My Dyslexic Journey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / genetic
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A personal view of Dyslexia and associated conditions. Exploring the ups as well as the downs.
Alfie Goes to Uni
Series: Toy Fantasies, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alfie had always been a much loved and well-travelled bear but then Charlotte seemed to desert him. He was left sitting on her bedroom shelf for what seemed forever.
Just Joe
Series: Toy Fantasies, Book 2 · Christmas Magic, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
joe, the gorilla, lives in the kitchen of the happy card shop. mabel, the morning assistant, had hidden him there after he had faded due to his standing in the window for too long. christmas is approaching and the shop is very busy. when joe’s life falls apart the day mabel fails to turn up for work.
Octinnia: The Adventure Begins
Series: Octinnia Adventures, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,540. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
after clicking on an e-book entitled Octinnia, eight children from all over the world are whisked into the first of eight adventure zones, where they must discover and solve an unknown quest.
Time Line
Series: Families, Feuds and Friendships, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: British English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
hazel is lonley and longs for a friend in whom she can confide. but the last place she expects to find one is in her own cellar. a long disused trap door transports her from 2012 to 1943 where she meets Lucy. the two girls instantly become friends, and share not only companionship but family secrets.
The Forgotten Planet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Astrology
a look at the part earth plays in astrological analysis and also a peek at human relationships and how astrology can explain some of the apparant anolomiles.
Lust, Love and Lies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,970. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A saga of human relationships, from purest to basest, delivered on a roller-coaster of emotional experience. stories, within a story, reveal jealousy, crulty and deceipt side by side with unselfish devotion, honesty and love. lives are disrupted when revelations from the past threaten future happiness.
The Pottery Fish Poetry Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
A varied collection of poetry put together to appeal to different tastes, age ranges and genders.
Fluff Gang Tales
Series: Fluff Gang Stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
stories in verse about a group of furry friends. they have a lot of fun and adventures together.
They're Not Real, Grandma
Series: Toy Fantasies, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
alex's toys come to life when they think he is asleep, but he isn't. In the morning he is sad to think that it was only a dream, but was it?
The Butterfly That Lost A Spot
Series: Creature Features, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Butterflies are symetrical aren't they? well poor Barty isn't any longer; he has lost a spot.
Honk The Donk
Series: Animal Tales, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Annabel visits her friend Linzi's horse sanctuary and is thrilled by the different horses she sees there, but her favourite turns out to be a donkey with an suitable name.
PC Mouse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
pc mouse is a happy if restless little computer mouse until one day a vv (vile virus) infects him, his father, conti control box, his mother, monty monitor and his sister, qwerty keyboard. he has many adventures on his quest to find his family after he finds himself alone in a factory for broken computer parts.
The Blackbird That Couldn't Sing
Series: Creature Features, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
billy blackbird is expected to enter the dawn chorus competition, but he has a problem; he can't sing! together with his friend, maggie magpie he sets out to find help.
A Prickly Problem
Series: Animal Tales, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
the discovery of a baby hedgehog causes two children problems, not the least of which is keeping the fact that it is living in a box under one of their beds a secret from their parents. preventing their dog continuouskly shooting up the stairs and scrabbling at the bedroom door also proves a challenging.

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  • Dark and Light: A Small Collection of Poetry on Nov. 08, 2011

    I really enjoyed your poetry and would like to read more of the same. Rosemary Peel
  • Mischief at the Museum Series- Princess and the Guard on March 05, 2013

    Typical of both kids and mothers - entertaining
  • The Dog Who Watched TV on March 05, 2013

    Loved both story and illustrations. Great educational reading for younger children.
  • My Dog on May 14, 2013

    I love animals, particularly dogs and I really enjoyed your story. Over the years I have had lots of pets dogs, cats, hamsters, fish - even frogs but there is one particular dog and one particular cat that remain really special and still have a place in my heart - just the same as Susie does to you. A really nice read.
  • I Am Bald Eagle on Jan. 28, 2014

    A spledid book which imparts information to young readers by use of clear language and wonderful pictures - a perfect delight.
  • Mrs. Ima Wordlover on Jan. 30, 2014

    Absolutely LOVE this book. What a marvellous way to introduce children to the joys and idiosyncrasies of the English language. More please!
  • I Am Grizzly Bear on Feb. 08, 2014

    An excellent book, in which the bear introduces himself to the reader. Recommended without reservation.
  • Proud as a Peacock on Feb. 08, 2014

    Mrs. Wordlover imparts information about the Peacock to her class. In doing so she also explains idioms in an entertaining way. Children will enjoy and learn, (without realising they are doing so), from this excellent work.
  • Tortoise Gets Even on Feb. 19, 2014

    The idea of the tortoise outwitting two enormous animals is very appealing. The story is well told and I feel sure that children will love it. Personally I have but one reservation - I happen to think that both elephants and whales are, on the whole, gentle giants. Obviously these two were rogues!
  • Rumpelstilskin Tells His Story on Feb. 19, 2014

    What a different slant on an old fairy-tale. Loved it! Never thought I could feel sorry for Rumpelstilskin but after this, I do. My granddaughter enjoyed it too. So, I am sure, will every child lucky enough to either read it or have it read to them. I have no reservations in awarding it five stars.
  • Your Child, Reading, Common Core on March 13, 2014

    As a Brit I found this book a wonderful insight into the US education system. At first glance, it seemed far more complex than the one in operation here. But upon closer examination, the objectives are practically inseparable. As parents and grandparents, we personally have always practiced, without realising that we were doing so, the early introduction to reading and language that is recommended by the core system. Our children and later our grandchildren developed an early understanding, first of language and later reading. They all remain avid readers (of both printed and electronic books). I thoroughly enjoyed the book and found it most informative.
  • "Mad" Anthony Wayne on May 08, 2014

    I found the story of Mad Anthony really enjoyable and informative. My historical education took place in England, and was taught from an English perspective; therefore Mad Anthony’s story is not one with which I am familiar. The author’s plain, straightforward story-telling gives life to the events and the character of this American revolutionary hero. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this book to readers, young and old, living on both sides of ‘The Big Pond’.