Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Flight of the Doves - Set in Liverpool and involved "Flight of the Dove" I remember how it caught my imagination. A 12-year-old boy, in an attempt to protect his gentle, innocent little sister from an abusive step-father, runs away with her. He is trying to get to a village with a name he doesn't know in a country that is not his own.
How do you approach cover design?
All my stories are based in a make believe village called Beauty Bank and are based on inspiration from the places and wildlife of Cheshire UK. Each cover has to feature a part of the village I see in my head whilst writing.
Poor little Blaze is really having trouble in his efforts to shine! So he calls upon his friend the Sun for Help. This very short bedtime story is written by Michael R Beddard author of the highly popular "Lost in the Snow". This story has an underlying theme around, working together helps us to bring a brighter future.
Michael R Beddard introduces his new Christmas Stories book by offering you a free copy of "The Holly and the Ouch Tree". Field mice characters Rachel, Jack and Uncle Olivier set out to find something nice to cheer up their den for Christmas, and very soon become involved in a daring and dangerous festive rescue mission.
A selection of exciting short Christmas stories from Cheshire author Michael R Beddard. All based in the village of Beauty Bank and featuring both the wildlife and people who live there. Field mice Rachel, Jack and Uncle Olivier invite you along on their Christmas adventures or enjoy One Christmas Eve - a magical short story guaranteed to fill your heart with joy.
Lost in the Snow is the first story in the children's fiction series: "Tales from Beauty Bank", and tells the story of three field mice Rachel, Jack and Uncle Olivier, who whilst out exploring their village on a winters day become caught up in a snow storm. They take shelter in a small village theatre and very soon an action packed magical adventure unfolds.