Ginny Stone

Biography

Ginny Stone, a hybrid author, has been scribbling for a large portion of her life.

Her first book, "Sibo Makes a Difference" on the theme of global warming was published in 2008 by Lets Look Publishers. The Sibo Series (print only) currently has 14 titles. These are storybooks for children, written in wacky rhyme. A 'green' theme runs through all the books. She strongly believes that changing the mindset of the next generation is going to help save the earth. Empowering children, one page at a time is her passion. The series also includes crazy topics like nanotechnology, space, HIV AIDS and biodiversity. Recently one of her books - Sibo on the Move - won an international Golden Quill award.

The Imaginaeries of Faerie Glen, written in conjunction with her younger daughter, Igz, is a modern-day fairy story set in a nature reserve right in the middle of Pretoria, South Africa. Ginny and her husband often hike in the very same magical reserve. This is evolving into a series with the recent release of Sham-Belly Shack.

A Dog's Blog and Straight from the Mutts Mouth began as a weekly column in The Springs Advertiser in 2007 (and only ended in 2016) In a nutshell - these books are a hilarious look at family life written from the dogs' point of view.

The latest book, The Wizard of Wigwash - The Adventures of Johnny the Penguin, has been written in conjunction with Alastair Kendall. Hence the name "Kendall Stone" on the cover.

When not writing, Ginny designs educational games, posters, cartoon strips, does other bits of creative meddling and can often be found grovelling around in the garden. She shares her life with her lovely husband Chris, extended family, two cats and a neurotic sausage dog.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have an ancient old kindle but it still works a treat!
Describe your desk
I work from home and my desk is a tip most of the time. Our hooligan cat, Jack, also has a habit of rearranging my stuff to make it more comfy for him. I do have a lovely view of the garden from my office though. I can see the hadeda's slurping from our pool.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Ginny Stone online


Where to buy in print


Books

Wizard of Wigwash - The Adventures of Johnny the Penguin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,010. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Bait-Breath-Balo, bullied and friendless, hasn’t told his parents that he’s not going on the school camp. Johnny, the talking penguin, saves the day by transporting him off to a magical land to meet his friend, the Wizard of Wigwash. However, things do not go as planned, and Paul gets mixed up with the evil wizard of the North, Alfred. Can Johnny save his friend from certain death?
Out Damned Spot
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 48,490. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Giselle's mole has spread. Not that anyone seems to care. She wishes she could ignore it just as easily. Out Damned Spot shows us the disorganized and impersonal medical system in South Africa through the eyes of a hilarious and relatable patient. Giselle is awakened to the pitfalls of being the ever-reliable matriarch when her world stops spinning but life goes on all the same.
Sham-Belly Shack
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Beetle Boys have descended upon the Glen. Crazy Granny Catty is transported back to a dark time when this dastardly gang pillaged the countryside and were doers of evil. Will the enchanting singer, Cee-Cee-Lia, ever manage to escape from the evil clutches of Manjoo's Sham-Belly Shack? Will she recover what has been taken from her and where does Gaia fit into the picture?
A Dog's Blog II - Straight From The Mutt's Mouth!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,340. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A follow up to A Dog's Blog... this is Fudge's tail - straight from the mutt's mouth! Fudge was rescued from the SPCA in Springs, South Africa when she was about three months old. This is a hilarious look at the day to day life of a much-loved, ball-besotted urban hound living with a very normal (yet sometimes slightly peculiar) family - from her point of view.
A Dog's Blog
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,990. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
This book is the first in a compilation of blogs that ran as a weekly newspaper column for many years. A hilarious look at the life of Zed, the most adorable Basset Hound in the world and Skunk, the flying punk, two of the most irresistibly wicked, ridiculously naughty South African canines. From their point of view.
The Imaginaeries of Faerie Glen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
The Imaginaeries of Faerie Glen is a whimsical, modern day fairy story set in a real nature reserve in the middle of Pretoria, South Africa. Fairy life is abuzz with all sorts of comings and goings. Some are good, some are bad, and some are just plain crazy. Magical happenings woven into individual tales that all link up to create a delightful ending. Suitable for any age.

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