Denise McKeever

Publisher info

Denise McKeever is a Indie Scottish Children's & Young Adult Author and Illustrator. (Also known under the pen name of D. F. McKeever).

A business owner for over 20 years and a B.A. Honours Design graduate of Edinburgh College of Art. Denise has a genuine interest in empowering and inspiring others through her books and illustrations with her knowledge of self help, personal development, entrepreneurship and creativity.

"My goal is to shine a little light, colour and optimism on the world, with the hope of inspiring and empowering young people."

I was inspired to start writing with the writing of my first two books 'The Entrepreneur; White Ball Thinking' and 'The Enterprise; Black Box Thinking' a 21st century fantasy trilogy about the importance of creativity in business. This ignited a new found passion for Denise in writing & illustrating her own Children's & Young Adult High Fantasy books.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
My No.1 favorite book of all time is 'Think and Grow Rich' which my father gave me at the age of 14 years old. I believe great books should be able to outlive their author and continue to inspire others.

My No.2 book is 'The E-myth Revisited' by Michael Gerber this book taught me that I could be a successful female entrepreneur and still put my young family first on my terms. Recommended by a young entrepreneur 20 years ago who went on to become a multimillionaire in the boom and expansion of'mobile phones'.

No.3 Dame Anita Roddick's 'Business as Unusual' a book by the most influential British female entrepreneur of the last century with principle and ethics at the core of her passion and thinking .

No.4 The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale- my mantra in life.

No.5 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' by Robert Kiyosaki the book everyone of our children should read.
What do you read for pleasure?
Personal Development
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Videos

Scottish Children Author & Illustrator Denise McKeever; My Scottish Alphabet Picture book
‘My Scottish Alphabet” is the perfect children’s alphabet book celebrating the wildlife and creatures of Scotland. If you love Scotland you will LOVE this heart-warming book!  A beautifully illustrated book that young children, parents and grandparents will love! This engaging picture book teaches young children about the alphabet in full colour. Classically illustrated with over 25 hand drawings of a tartan letter with an insect, animal, mammal or mythological creature.

Scottish Kid's Author & Illustrator Denise McKeever; My First Friend Picture book
‘My First Friend’ is the perfect children’s book about friendship celebrating the special relationship between a child and their dog. If you have a dog, you will LOVE this heart-warming book! A beautifully illustrated book that young children, parents, and grandparents will love! This engaging picture book teaches young children about the emotions and feelings you share with your dog. Classically illustrated with over 24 hand drawings showing children the true meaning of friendship.

British Kid's Author & Illustrator Denise McKeever; The Jungle Gym Picture book
‘The Jungle Gym' is a fabulous children’s book about seven jungle characters & their adventures playing sports, learning about healthy foods and nutrition. Inspired by the fun stories my husband told my nephews & nieces as toddlers from his life working in the sports & fitness industry. This colourful & detailed picture book teaches young children about the joy of sports and exercise and working as a team with their friends.

British Children's Author & Illustrator Denise McKeever; My Positive Friends Picture book
‘My Positive Friends' is an alternative version of 'My Scottish Alphabet' with each letter of the alphabet accompanied with a positive phrase, word or action, affirmation. This book celebrates the Power of Positive Thinking encouraging children from an early age to be empowered by positive words and thoughts. This is the perfect children’s alphabet book celebrating the wildlife and creatures of Scotland. A classically illustrated book that young children, parents and grandparents will love!

The Gamekeepers; the Highland games by D. F. McKeever
"Come a little closer, & join me if you dare. This is not for the faint hearted but for those who have no fear. While everyone else is slumbering bygone creatures begin to wake & if you want an adventure sit down & claim your place." Enjoy an adventure set in Scotland, be dazzled with spectacular endangered creatures & wildlife as you join a girl on her journey & challenge of self discovery. Stunningly depicted through the eyes of an artist & lover of wildlife and Scottish mythology!

Series

My Book Collection
My Book Collection is a group of Picture books for early readers each book is classically illustrated with beautiful hand drawn illustrations. Our books include My First Friend; your first pet dog, My Scottish Alphabet, My Positive Friends with our fourth book I Love my Dog due to be published this month. My Book collection is a beautiful book collection the perfect gift for young children and parents. If you love our Ebooks please see the full collection available in paperback. Feel free to visit our website www.designovation.co.uk and SIGN-UP for advice on our new releases and Free extras.
My First Friend
Price: $3.99 USD.
My Scottish Alphabet
Price: $3.99 USD.
My Positive Friends
Price: $3.99 USD.
I Love My Dog
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Gamekeepers
The Gamekeepers is a series of books starting with Part One 'The Gamekeepers; The Highland Games'. This is a Young Adult fantasy fiction collection based on Scottish mythology and a good measure of 21st century innovation. The stories are centred around a Scottish Estate in the year 2030 which protects endangered creatures and wildlife and is protected by a young girl known throughout every century as the Gamekeeper. Join the Gamekeeper as she battles against a great Kelpie, wolves and mermaids in her challenge to save the wildlife of Scotland from extinction! A magical adventure about friendship, personal development and lives challenges. Stunningly depicted through the eyes of an artist and lover of wildlife and Scottish mythology!

Books

I Love My Dog
Series: My Book Collection. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 370. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 20, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dogs, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Pets
I Love My Dog is the perfect children’s book teaching children about the different breeds and mixed-breeds of dogs. This book celebrates real dogs and the special relationship between them and their owner. If you have a dog, you will LOVE this heart-warming book!
The Jungle Gym
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Health & Daily Living / Fitness & Exercise
‘The Jungle Gym' is a fabulous children’s book about seven jungle characters and their adventures playing sports, learning about healthy foods and nutrition. Inspired by the fun stories my husband told my nephews and nieces as toddlers from his life working in the sports & fitness industry.
My Positive Friends
Series: My Book Collection. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Body, Mind, & Spirit, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Alphabet
‘My Positive Friends' is an alternative version of 'My Scottish Alphabet' with each letter of the alphabet accompanied with a positive phrase, word or action. This book celebrates the Power of Positive Thinking encouraging children from an early age to be empowered by positive words & thoughts. This is the perfect children’s alphabet book about mindfulness & celebrating the wildlife of Scotland.
My Scottish Alphabet
Series: My Book Collection. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Alphabet, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals
My Scottish Alphabet is the perfect children’s alphabet book celebrating the wildlife and creatures of Scotland. If you love Scotland you will LOVE this heart-warming book! A beautifully illustrated book that young children, parents and grandparents will love! This engaging picture book teaches young children about the alphabet in full colour. Classically illustrated with over 25 hand drawings.
The Gamekeepers: Highland Games
Series: The Gamekeepers. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,200. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Be inspired & empowered! Meet the Gamekeepers or as we like to say in Scottish Gaelic 'A Geamairean' ! Young Adult fantasy fiction based around Scottish mythology and a good measure of 21st century innovation. Be dazzled with spectacular endangered creatures & join a young girl on her journey & challenge of self discovery along with her best friend Polly her dog & five majestic Scottish Creatures!
My First Friend
Series: My Book Collection. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 170. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dogs
‘My First Friend; Your first pet dog” is the perfect children’s book about friendship celebrating the special relationship between a child and their dog. If you have a dog, you will LOVE this heart-warming book! Classically illustrated with over 20 hand drawings showing children the true meaning of friendship.

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