Working for many years in nature conservation, recognising that spending time in nature and truly noticing it leads to a relationship with the natural world, is the reason I began to write The Adventures of Wildwell Hollow; that and my love of fairies and the discovery that bodkins do exist!
As a child I was charmed by characters like Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mrs. Tittlemouse and the natural world they invited me into. Tilly Fairy and Bodkin Jack tempt children and their families into their magical world; the same world the reader is already living but has quite forgotten to notice. Harnessing their curiosity and sparking their imagination, the endearing characters inspire the reader to care for the natural world, simply because it is amazing!
I am a single mum of two extraordinary teenagers who I am beyond proud of. Funnily enough, the youngest is called Tilly who has long blond hair and blue eyes, but unlike Tilly Fairy, she has earned her final set of wings. My eldest is Jack who, like Bodkin Jack, has eyes the colour of hazelnuts and used to have long blond curls before deciding they were so last year!
The other loves of my life are Indi dog the bestest whippet, Pippin the most awesome cat, Dot our accidental pet sheep (don't let a vegetarian look after a cade lamb!), and our garden chickens Funk-the-Punk, Luna-Chick and Honey-Bee.
In 2020 I, along with the rest of the nation, was furloughed from my job with the National Trust. After setting up my new business, Bee Kinder, connecting people with nature, I started to write about my two favourite magical characters, and once I started I couldn't stop! I hope you love them as much as I do!
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