Ed, from Lisburn in Northern Ireland, is an author committed to writing feel-good stories for children. His style is easy to read for older children and easy to listen to for younger children who have yet to develop reading skills.
He places great emphasis on delivering a positive, reassuing message whilst simultaneously working with attuned illustrators, who can portray Ed's stories in the most compelling visual format to engage and delight children everywhere.
Ed is happy to receive emails on his books, or suggestions for future stories, and is also available to dedicate and sign books for readers.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My 7 year old daughter was my total inspiration. She loved writing and one Sunday morning asked if we could write a book, not together but one each! And so the story began. Rebecca-May has won the day though as her first title 'Christmas Eve' was published and printed before any of mine.
I loved reading books to my children however I found that many modern day books portrayed a negative and/or incorporated varying types of rudeness and/or fear into the dialog therefore I made it my quest to produce warm, good feeling, uplifting books to help children realise and remember that they are innately good at heart and that life is about having fun.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords offered an avenue into a publishing world that otherwise could have easily remain closed due to the small percentage of books accepted by publishers in general.
A delightful tale of the magic of Christmas Eve, written and portrayed through the mind of a 7 year old with a unique ability to express herself with fluent, rhyming verse. A perfect bedtime Christmas book for children everywhere.
Sleepy, Sleepy Night is a soft and gentle rhyming bedtime story which will charm both parent and child.
Beginning at sunset the book eases through a cosy bedtime routine until the Nighttime Fairies arrive to soothe the little one to sleep.
With rich colours and innovative design this is a perfect bedtime book for children everywhere.