Pauline T Gallagher


I was born in Ireland, lived in England and Australia and finally settled down in Canada. I retired as an elementary and high school teacher and now I house and pet sit. This is our fourth year of pet sitting and the assignments have taken us to Britain, Europe, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand. I always travel with my laptop. I blog children’s stories daily on

-Some years ago I wrote several children’s stories without an artist.
They were taken by Annex Press, Toronto to two publishing conferences in New York. They lost the contract, but stated my books were very publishable and not to ‘give up.’ One of my stories, “Mrs. Claus and the November Visit,” won in the Canadian Library Competition. It chooses short stories across Canada and publishes them in a yearly anthology called “Winners Circle.” Mine was the only children’s story selected.

-Fast forward to 2016 and the opportunity to use images from the copyright free Public Domain site. Now, I have four stories ready to become ebooks by end of October, 2016.
They are:
--Mrs. Claus and the November Visit
--Belinda’s Dandelion (about bullying)
--Unicorns Come at Night (about the death of a pet)
-- The Bouncing Blue Ball ( a fun story).

The following stories are almost ready....
--The Incredible Show and Tell Story
---Difference Spring Breaks
--Look Who is Helping Bo Beep Find Her Sheep
--Ranger Jabauri and the Serengetti Plain

Please visit my daily blogged children’s site that also provides more details and short extracts from these books.

Thank you
Pauline Gallagher


Belinda's Dandelion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
A dandelion and flowers wake up for the first time. The dandelion praises the uniqueness of the flowers. They admire her head that is like the sun. In the darkness, a perennial states the dandelion is a weed. Her ancestors have fought wars against dandelions. The plants turn against the dandelion. Can Belinda provide a lesson of love. Bonus Feature: Fun Facts About Dandelions.
Mrs. Claus and the November Visit
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Santa hands Mrs. Claus a troubling letter. Oliver Grant is planning to run away. Mrs. Claus hitches up the reindeers and enter Oliver’s New York home. She shows an animal movie-where adult greed replaces laughter and fun for kids. This story won the Canada-wide Library contest for a children’s work of fiction. The bonus feature: Christmas Traditions World-Wide.
The Bouncing Blue Ball
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
The Bouncing Blue Ball is a fun adventure story about a dog’s lost ball. It bounces off a park bench, a small boy’s head and into a baby stroller. This is the first of many adventures including the ball in: a supermarket, granny’s trash can, a garbage dump, a speed boat and eventually being play about by sea creatures. Does it return to Dolly? Bonus: Creatures of the Sea.
Unicorns Come At Night
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
“Unicorns Come at Night: Jill faces the death of her beloved horse, Chestnut. Is there a happy place awaiting animals that die? During the night, Chestnut’s call catapults Jill out of bed. Is she dreaming when she sees a beautiful white-winged unicorn descending from a blanket of stars? This book's Bonus Feature: Horses, Donkeys and Mules.

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