J. A. Folkers

Biography

Julie was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she is now residing again after living on the rugged West Coast of the South Island for nine years. She has worked and served overseas with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including a three- year posting to Bangkok, Thailand. After completing a Diploma for Professional Writer of Children’s Stories, she wrote her popular first fantasy novel for children, Abby and the Hopplescotch Realm. This was written as the first in her series of stories about the adventures of a group of children and other characters in different realms. the Realms series has grown to 4 books in total, it is extremely popular. Read her and enjoy her books.
Julie also holds Diplomas in Diamonds and Gems, she worked in the jewellery trade for a number of years..
Julie lives with her two daughters and her dogs, Mr Arthur and Miss Fable, English Mastiffs. Julie was Chairperson of the New Zealand Society of Authors for Canterbury in 2012.

Julie writes under the non-de-plume of Anne Dover for her adult books.The Keeper of Secrets series.The first two are published,
Scribblings of a Writer
Scribblings of a Scammer.
The Keeper of Secrets....coming!

Julie started Ooky Spooky publications and she has been publishing other Authors' work for them. Julie is a Reiki Master and a Bodytalker. She's explored alternative medicine and that's out there. Julie keeps fit and is in good health. Julie has been following her dreams!

Out Now! The Fairytale Series. For 6-10-year-olds, have a book read to you or read along with Mum or Dad. Or learn new and harder words with the use of the glossary of terms in the back of the books.Never skip a word again!

The Pimperknickels and the Tooth Fairy
Barnaby the Christmas Elf
Razzle Dazzle the Missing Reindeer
Danger Dweeb and the Herd of Turtles
Bertie Bumpkin and the Frosticals
Picasso Dook and the Rainbow Fairy...coming....
Mr Dudley and the Shadow Beasts

This series got the elusive 'yes' from Scholastic bookclub but everyone wants the piece of the pie and unfortunately I had to decline them as I couldn't produce the books with what was left.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to me, the look on the kids faces when they read my books or I read to them gives me all the feedback I need.
What are you working on next?
I am going to start work again on the Alchemist and the Funnel of Light.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find J. A. Folkers online


Where to buy in print


Series

The Fairy Tale Series
It's all about the Tooth Fairy, Santa, Christmas Elves and Fairy Tale land.Mystery and adventure with a young family. Mum's the Keeper of Magical Beings, she looks after the gateways to their worlds but the kids don't know that's her job! Books lead into the Realms series.Humour abounds in these books, read along with Mum or dad and get them explaining words to you, watch them pull funny faces as they interact with you and make reading fun, fun and more fun! Full glossary of terms in the back of each book.

Barnaby the Christmas Elf

Price: $3.50 USD.
The Realms
Mystery and adventure set in this world and the Realms! Witches and wizards and all sorts of fabulous creatures join the fun and games as Muriel, A Witcherene Supreme trains 5 kids to become the sleuths of the Realms! Page turning fun as the books just keep the reader turning those pages. First Chapter books for kids 9-12 and upwards.

Books

Bertie Bumpkin and the Frosticals
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Christmas is finally here! No more waiting patiently or guessing on whether you've been naughty or nice. What greets them all on Christmas morning and was it Ben who caused it all? Jack Frost is about. Along with his groupies, the Frosticals. What mischief and mayhem are they causing? Can Bertie Bumpkin save the day or will Mum take charge and fix the wrongs.
Danger Dweeb and the Turd of Hurtles
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
What's Santa given to Barnaby to give to the kids? The kids are going to have so much fun with them! Join the kids as they become test dummies for Santa's latest invention. Who's Danger Dweeb? Not to mention the Turd of Hurtles! Join the kids and enjoy their antics on their latest adventure
Razzle Dazzle the Missing Reindeer
Series: The Fairy Tale Series, Book 3. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Who is Razzle Dazzle? He's one of Santa's reindeer but he went missing before the original tale was told. So - he was left out and forgotten. Barnaby, one of Santa's elves thinks he heard him on the magical walkie talkie. But where is he? All the characters in Fairy tale land want to help find him.
Barnaby the Christmas Elf
Series: The Fairy Tale Series, Book 2. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fairy tales
Who is Barnaby? He's Santa's Christmas elf who comes to visit for a month before Christmas. He's invisible to kids, only the adults can see him. He's here to check and report back to Santa on whether you have been naughty or nice. But Barnaby's gone missing! The kids were laying traps for him, will they find him in time to save Christmas for all the kids around the world.
The Pimperknickels and the Tooth Fairy
Series: The Fairy Tale Series, Book 1. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
What's happened to the Tooth Fairy? Why is she leaving notes instead of money? Why can't she leave the money? And who are the pesky Pimperknickels who are playing havoc with the Tooth Fairy? Join Chloe and Ben on their big adventure with the Tooth Fairy and the Pimperknickels. Recommended for 6-8 year olds.
Time Bandits and the Fountain of Youth
Series: The Realms, Book 4. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 59,210. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Muriel is plain worn out from their latest adventure in Magical, she wants to put her feet up and rest but low and behold the mysteries just keep coming at her. Two Moons in the sky, wild weather and distress signals start happening, An inter realm highway that has been warped by the two idiotic Time Bandits, somehow her house is now part of the highway! Hobgoblins, Tigers and Dragons.....
Abby and the Hopplescotch Realm
Series: The Realms, Book 1. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 44,300. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Abby is an eleven year-old Hopplescotch, the twin to the gate of the gateway that leads to Hopplescotch Realm. Muriel, a Hopplescotch witcherene, is the keeper of the gate and one of the most powerful witches in this world and the seven realms.
Magical Chaos at Beechhorn Cove
Series: The Realms, Book 3. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 53,140. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Magical chaos is upon us! Muriel’s cats arrive in Hopplescotch realm to fetch Muriel home. Seems mayhem has beset Beechhorn Cove. Spells are broken on Muriel’s house and the Museum, eight ghosts are running amuck!!! A living statue, a Puppet Meister are at play and a murder occurs to add to mayhem. Magical life is a secret in the cove and it must be kept that way...who is playing who?
Anika and the Techno Pirates
Series: The Realms, Book 2. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 47,370. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Techno Festival has come to Hopplescotch Realm. Inventors and magicians from each of the different realms have all kinds of gadgetry and magic spells on show at the festival - more than you could ever imagine! But there is mystery afoot! Who is this Techno Wizard who always cloaks himself, and why does he have such a sinister appearance?

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