Interview with Victoria Zigler

When did you first start writing?
Having older brothers meant I learned to read and write really young in order to do "homework" like they were doing, which means I've been able to read and write - at least at a basic level - since I was three years old. I fell in love with the written word from the start and started trying to write stories of my own soon after learning to read those by others. By the time I was seven years old I was already writing well enough that my stories were being entered in to contests; I still have the medal I won in one such contest.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I mostly grew up in the shadow of the Black Mountains in South Wales in the United Kingdom. I don't know how it's influenced my writing though. I mean, every experience you have in life influences your writing to a certain extent, but I think it's impossible to tell which one has influenced it in which way without somehow managing to enter an alternate universe in which that specific event didn't happen and doing a comparison.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember a couple of my early stories, like one that was a rhyming story about a cat going for a walk and climbing a stalk before being chased by a stork, as well as another about sharing ReadyBrek with some little green men, but I'm not sure what the first story I ever wrote was; it was so long ago!
Where do you get your story ideas?
My ideas come from several places: my dreams, ponderings about what would happen if this or that happened, my own conversations with people, snatches of conversation I've over-heard, random questions that pop in to my head wanting answers, or just out of the blue.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is, in my opinion, seeing the stories in my head come together then being able to share them with my readers.
What is your writing process?
I just decide which idea I'm working with, sit down and start writing. When the first draft is written, I start with re-writes, which is when I worry about making sure the plot points I put in work together, add more details and descriptions, etc. My work goes through several re-writes and edits before I'll let anyone else look at it.
What made you decide to write for children?
I write for children because I enjoy doing so. I love being a part of the effort to encourage the next generation to love reading by feeding their imaginations, and I love being able to allow my own imagination to run wild in the process.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design is a more complicated process for me due to my lack of eyesight. First I have to come up with an idea and describe it to whichever of my cover artists I'm using at the time, then they do a rough draft of the cover and - depending on which cover artist I'm using - either send it to my husband directly or send it to me to send to him. Once my husband has it he describes it to me. What happens next depends on if I want any changes made or not: if I'm happy with it based on my husband's description and he thinks it looks good then we tell the cover artist to do the final draft, but if something isn't how I wanted it based on my husband's description or he doesn't think something looks right then we tell the cover artist what we want changed and go through the process again. Once I'm happy that the description matches what I imagined, my husband is happy that the cover looks good, and the cover artist feels the cover is done, it gets sent to me for me to save and have on hand ready for publishing the book.
Describe your desk
My desk is pretty cluttered. I use it for both my PC and my brailler (a sort of typewriter with only nine keys, used to write braille; I have a red one) so they're on there, along with a talking clock in the shape of an apple, a CD player, a selection of small toys I fiddle with when I'm thinking, and a couple of coasters (at least one of which usually has a cup on it containing whatever I'm drinking at the time; usually herbal tea, regular tea, fruit juice, or some kind of soft drink).
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The answer to this question is a combination of my wish to become a published author and my husband's encouragement. For as long as I can remember, so most likely from the time I learned to write, I've wanted to be a published author. The problem is though that publishing the traditional way is a long and difficult process often filled with rejection. I managed to get a couple of poems published as part of collections but had no luck with anything more. I wanted to get my stories published and share them with the world, so when I found out about the option to publish them myself I was very excited. I mentioned it to my husband and he suggested I went for it, so that's just what I did.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Since it was learning about the ability to self-publish via Smashwords that made it possible for me to be a published author, I'm going to have to say that Smashwords is the main reason for my success. My success as an author is due to Smashwords and my loyal readers
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth is the best marketing technique: the more people tell their family and friends about my books, the more chance I have of getting new readers. I've also done several giveaways and author interviews to get my name out there.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me. I'd write no matter what because I love to write, but knowing there are people out there eager to read my next book is a wonderful feeling; it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside to know that there are people in the world who enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoy writing them.
What do you read for pleasure?
I'll read most genres, but my favourite books are fantasy stories and children's books, especially ones with talking animals in them; I have a soft spot for talking animals!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first books I ever read were fairy tales from authors like Hans Christian Anderson, and Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit series. Since most of the stories I write are animal stories or fairy tales I'm guessing the main way those books influenced me is to influence my writing. I'm a firm believer in the fact many authors write best in certain genres, and it appears my early introduction to fairy tales and animal stories helped to lay down the foundation for those to be the kinds of stories I write best.
Who's your favourite author?
I don't think I could pick just one favourite author... I have several. My favourites include Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, Hans Christian Anderson, Enid Blyton, Monica Dickens, Bonnie Bryant, J K Rowling, Dick King-Smith, and Terry Pratchett; just to name a few.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I'm usually either reading, spending time with my husband and our little animal family, watching movies or TV shows, listening to music, working on craft projects, or chatting with family and friends on the phone, via Facebook, or via e-mail. I also sometimes do other things like cooking and baking, playing roleplaying games (such as Dungeons And Dragons) and figure games (such as Classic BattleTech and Monsterpocalypse). I also have an interest in astronomy, science, history, and solving brainteaser puzzles.
In what formats are your books available? And where can I buy them?
My books are available as eBooks, paperbacks, and audio books. I publish the eBooks via Smashwords, the paperbacks via CreateSpace, and the audio books via ACX, and then allow those places to make them available in as many formats as they allow, and via as many retailers as they distribute to. This means my books are available in one format or another - sometimes more than one format - via Smashwords, Amazon, Audible, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and a variety of other retailers.
Are you really blind?
Yes, I am. I have Congenital Glaucoma (which simply means I was born with Glaucoma) and lost my sight in late 2007. My sight had never been too great, and I'd always known I'd most likely lose it some day, so it wasn't entirely unexpected. Not that you're ever completely ready for something like that to happen; no matter how much you try to prepare for it. But I think knowing it might happen one day probably made it easier to deal with than if it happened out of the blue.
If you're blind, how are you able to write and publish your books?
I have text to speach software, which enables me to do most things on the computer. The software I use is called JAWS (which stands for Java Access With Speach). It's expensive, but that can't be helped. As for the things JAWS can't help me with... Well, I just ask a sighted person for help.
Published 2018-01-17.
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Books by This Author

Where's Noodles?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Lilie’s sure she left Noodles on the living room floor when she went walkies. But when she comes home and goes to fetch him so they can have a nap together, Noodles isn’t there.
Puppy Poems And Rodent Rhymes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
A collection of poems of various lengths and styles, all written for some of the various pets my hubby and I have had.
How To Trust Your Human
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
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After his three brothers disappeared, one after another, gone to a mysterious place known only as The Rainbow Bridge, Buddy the degu is all alone in his cage. Confused and frightened, he knows only one thing for certain: he last saw his brothers in the hands of the human caretaker.
Catching Snowflakes And Other Poems
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
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A collection of poems of different lengths and styles – some with a hint of humour, others of a more serious nature – exploring a variety of themes, such as animals, nature, emotions, and the world around us.
Ulrike's Christmas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Other
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Ulrike knows all about the Winter Solstice celebrations of the giants, being one himself. But what he doesn't know is why the humans cut down whole trees, only to take them home to decorate. Other giants tell him to forget about it, but Ulrike is curious; he needs to know why they do it.
Eadweard - A Story Of 1066
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Other
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It’s October 14th 1066, and King Harold’s Saxon army is about to go in to battle against Duke William’s invading Norman army. Among the ranks of the Saxons are two boys who shouldn’t be there: Eadweard, and his best friend, Cerdic.
Jeffrey The Orange Alien
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
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Eager to see the universe, and hoping to make some new friends from far off places, Jeffrey the Zuling decides to take a trip to another planet.
The Ocean's Lullaby And Other Poems
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
(4.67)
A collection of more than 40 poems of various styles and lengths, many of which have an ocean theme to them.
Zeena And The Phoenix
Series: Zeena Dragon Fae, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,520. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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After all their recent adventures, Zeena and Saarik aren’t surprised when a plea for help comes again; this time from a phoenix named Uri.
Rhubarb The Red-Nosed Rabbit
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
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I’m sure you’ve heard all about the red-nosed reindeer that saved Christmas. But, have you ever heard the story of the red-nosed rabbit that saved Easter?
Zeena And The Mermaid
Series: Zeena Dragon Fae, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,330. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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The adventures of Zeena and Saarik have already taken them through the woods and up the mountains. Now they’re answering a plea for help from a mermaid named Naia.
Degu's Day Out
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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Oscar has everything a degu could need, or want, in the cage he shares with his brother, Romeo, but it’s not enough; Oscar longs for freedom.
Zeena And The Gryphon
Series: Zeena Dragon Fae, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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With their quest to free the earth fairy barely completed, Zeena and Saarik are approached by another creature in need of their help; this time a gryphon named Aquillo.
Zeena And The Dryad
Series: Zeena Dragon Fae, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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Zeena the faerie dragon doesn’t think she’s special, even though she’s the only one of her kind to have mastered the magic for all five elements equally. But when a dryad named Kishi comes to her for help, she doesn’t hesitate.
Home Squeak Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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Moving to a new home can be a scary experience; especially if you’re very small. That’s how it is for Sooty and Scamp; a pair of gerbils chosen by a little boy named Matthew to be the ones to leave the pet shop and their other two brothers to go home with him.
Isabelle's Runaway Racehorse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Equestrian
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Used to being the only horse, Jet finds it difficult to accept the addition of the newest member of the family. Jealous and hurt by how the new mare is stealing the affections of his beloved owner, Isabelle, and her sister, Charlotte, he decides to run away.
Rodent Rhymes And Pussycat Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
(4.50)
A small collection of short poems, all written for some of the various pets my hubby and I have had.
Yua And The Great Wizard Hunt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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When Yua the talking West Highland White Terrier fails to stop his master, Gwydion, from being wizardnapped, there’s nobody to help him look for his lost wizard. That is, until he meets Lattie; a small girl with a big heart, and a secret she didn’t even know she had.
The Forgotten Angel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
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Left behind in the attic, Holly the Christmas angel sets off to claim her usual place on top of the Christmas tree.
Lonely Little Princess
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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All the mice of the castle were very happy, until Princess Hazel became sad. Nobody can figure out why she’s so sad; she has everything a mouse princess could ask for. But nothing seems to make her happy.
Kero Crosses The Rainbow Bridge
Series: Kero's World, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
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Kero is sicker than he’s ever been before, and has been for a while now. It looks like it’s time for another trip to the vet. But this time Kero’s human won’t be bringing him home; it’s time for Kero to cross the rainbow bridge! What does this mean? And what will Kero find on the other side of the rainbow bridge?
Vinnie The Vegetarian Zombie
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
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When Vinnie the zombie smashes his way in to the fruit and vegetable shop where six year old Annie is waiting in hiding for her Mother to come back for her, Annie isn’t sure what to do. But Vinnie isn’t like other zombies.
Cubby And The Beanstalk
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
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When Cubby’s Mother tells him to take their old goat to market and sell her so they can buy food, Cubby ends up trading the goat for a bag of magic wishing beans. His Mother is furious, and in her rage throws the beans outside and sends Cubby to bed. You may think that was the end, but you’d be wrong! In fact, it’s just the beginning!
Jinx And The Faerie Dragons
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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Jinx’s little sister, Ayla, has warned him time and time again that one day his mischief making will get him in to serious trouble. But Jinx isn’t interested in his sister’s warnings; not even when the trouble she warns him about is a cave full of goblins.
Thistle The Fairy Trickster
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
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All fairies love playing games and tricks, and Thistle is no different. So when she gets bored one day while watching to make sure no children are in trouble near the stream, she decides it’s time for a bit of fun. But the other fairies quickly get fed up of her tricks, and when a small boy really does need help they don’t believe her.
Filicity The Musical Platypus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Music, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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Filicity is a platypus who loves music and has only one question on her mind... Why can’t a platypus be musical?
Goodies For Grandmother
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
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Brownies share the woods with the fairies, but – unlike the fairies – the brownies are very naughty. They love playing tricks, love stealing anything travellers happen to be carrying through the woods, and love getting people lost. So when one of them spots Ella carrying a basket of goodies, he just can’t resist trying to steal them from her.
A Very Degu Christmas
Series: Degu Days Duo, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
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It’s Christmas, and the human caretakers have told the degus that Santa Paws is coming to visit. They have no idea who he is, but since the human caretakers say he’s bringing nibbles for them, and degus love nibbles, they’re excited about it; though the news that he plans to come when they’re sleeping seems strange to them.
The Great Degu Round-Up
Series: Degu Days Duo, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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Jenks the degu lives in a cage with his three brothers: Jacob, Jasper and Joshua. It might seem like a strange place to live, but they call it home and feel safe there. So you can imagine how scary it is for them when they are forced to leave their cage.
Kero Celebrates Christmas
Series: Kero's World, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
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Christmas is here, and with it comes snow and Santa Paws – whoever he is.
Kero Goes To Town
Series: Kero's World, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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Kero’s very excited to find he’s going to town with his humans. He’s sure there must be loads of great things to do there, after all the humans go there all the time. But what kinds of things can a little dog do in town?
Kero Celebrates Halloween
Series: Kero's World, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
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Something strange is going on, and Kero doesn’t know if he’s more confused or frightened. All he knows for sure is that the humans are calling it Halloween.
The Leaf Monster And Other Children's Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
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A random collection of poems of different lengths and styles, all of which are written with children in mind. Themes include family, animals, and special occasions (among others).
Snowball The Oddball Kobold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
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Snowball is a white kobold; something so rare that the other kobolds in his tribe won’t accept him as a proper kobold. In fact, they delight in making poor Snowball’s life miserable. But Snowball is determined that some day he’ll show them that there’s nothing wrong with being a white kobold.
Asha's Big Adventure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
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This is the story of a little girl who loves exploring, a hungry wolf, three brave little pigs, three nervous goats, a troll with a toothache, and three misunderstood bears.
Waves Of Broken Dreams And Other Poems
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
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A collection of poems of various styles and lengths, which are about heartache, loss, pain, and broken dreams.
The Great Tadpole Rescue
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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Lily is a water fairy, which means it’s her job to make sure everyone who lives on her pond is safe and happy, so when Mrs. Frog’s tadpoles are stolen it’s up to her to rescue them.
Kero Gets Sick
Series: Kero's World, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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Kero isn’t feeling well at all, and that means only one thing: a trip to his least favourite place in the world... The vet!
Kero Celebrates His Birthday
Series: Kero's World, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Birthdays
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It’s Kero’s birthday, and his humans are doing everything they can to make it a special day for him. What will Kero think of all the fuss and attention? And what exactly makes a birthday special for a dog anyway?
Kero Goes Walkies
Series: Kero's World, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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If there’s one thing Kero loves more than going for a walk, then it has to be going for a walk that takes him to more than one place. Today his walk will take him both to the park and to the beach. What will he find there? Who will he see? And what will a little dog like him think of it all?
A Magical Storm
Series: Magical Chapters Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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There’s something about birthdays that make you think about the past, and now that she’s celebrating her 10th birthday, that’s just what Paige is doing. But nothing could bring those memories so clearly to the surface better than an uninvited party guest from her past who wont even meet her gaze.
The Light Of Dawn And Other Poems
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
(4.50)
A collection of poems of different lengths and styles – some with a hint of humour, others of a more serious nature – about animals, nature, magic, emotions, and the world around us.
Toby's Special School
Series: Toby's Tales, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
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Toby’s starting to feel like he’s the only blind boy in the world, so when his first day at his new special school comes around, he’s sure the other children will tease him because he can’t see.
Toby's Games
Series: Toby's Tales, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
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Now that he can’t see, Toby can’t play with his big brother Jake like he used to, and every time he tries to he just gets frustrated, upset or hurt. He’s starting to feel like he can’t do anything fun any more.
The Pineapple Loving Dragon
Series: Magical Chapters Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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Everyone knows the mountains are full of dragons, and everyone also knows those dragons are dangerous monsters who eat people. So when the people from the town notice that one of them has a young boy with it they set out to rescue him. But Daisy isn’t like other dragons; she’s sweet and kind, and just happens to be a vegetarian.
Toby's Outing
Series: Toby's Tales, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
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Everyone is excited about the trip to the aquarium. But not Toby. Toby’s sure he wont have fun, after all, aquariums can’t be fun for blind people… Can they?
Toby's Monsters
Series: Toby's Tales, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
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Toby’s world is scary and full of monsters his mind has created. If he wasn’t blind he could see what the monsters really are, but he is, so he can’t.
Toby's New World
Series: Toby's Tales, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
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Toby has just learned he’ll never see again. Now he’s learning just how frustrating it can be doing even simple things when you’re blind.
Frank The Friendly Ogre
Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
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Frank knew he didn’t belong in the swamp. He’s never been like the other ogres. He’s clean and polite, and they... Well, they’re not. So, one day, Frank set off in to the world to find somewhere he could belong.
My Friends Of Fur And Feather
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
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A collection of 50 poems – ranging from amusing to emotional - written for some of the various pets my family or I have had.
Bluebell The Fairy Guide
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
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Every time a child gets lost in the woods, the fairies help them find the right path home; being careful not to let any grown ups see them, of course. But when Bluebell the fairy comes across a blind girl lost in the woods, she has a new challenge on her hands.
Witchlet
Series: Magical Chapters Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
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In a world where everyone thinks witches are warty old women, a powerful and short tempered 9 year old is trying to find her place in the world, and make amends for something that happened when she was only 3.
Mr. Pumpkin-Head And Other Poems
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
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A collection of poems - many with a hint of humour - about nature, magic, emotions, and the world around us.