One of the greatest joys of writing books for kids (or for any audience, to be honest) is getting positive feedback from readers. It takes a long time to write a book, and even longer to get it published, so hearing that people have read and enjoyed your work is extremely gratifying. A friend wrote… Continue reading Ask the Author – Millie’s Questions
Tag: middle grade
School & Library Visits: Now Reopening
Now that spring is here and the snow has finally melted, I am reopening my school & library visits. If you would like me to visit your school or library (here in Lithuania), please contact me and we can arrange a date. The presentation typically lasts for about one hour, but we can adjust this… Continue reading School & Library Visits: Now Reopening
Why the Wolves are not the Bad Guys
One question that has come up a number of times when chatting with readers about Guardian of Giria is why I made wolves the “bad guys”. And my answer is this – the wolves are not the “bad guys,” they are the antagonists. And those are not the same thing. Let me explain. (Please note… Continue reading Why the Wolves are not the Bad Guys
Are Animal Books Waning in Popularity?
‘How could books about wizards, werewolves, hobbits and fairies be desirable, but books about real-life animals not be? Have the animal books that I loved so much in my youth died a death?’ My guest post for Mairead Hearne of the wonderful Swirl and Thread. Read the full post here. Like what you see? Then… Continue reading Are Animal Books Waning in Popularity?
FREE BOOKS for Schools & Libraries!
Today, I am delighted to announce my new "Free Books for Schools & Libraries" initiative. Schools & libraries in Ireland and Lithuania can now apply for a free Paperback copy of Guardian of Giria. Teachers and librarians internationally can also apply for a free Kindle copy of the book. This initiative aims to: Provide children… Continue reading FREE BOOKS for Schools & Libraries!
Characters in Guardian of Giria
Giria Wood is a large forest with a healthy population of animal families, many of whom feature in the story. Some are main characters and others are just family members who are mentioned once or twice. Together, they make quite a cast of characters. To help you keep track of who's who, I have put… Continue reading Characters in Guardian of Giria
Kindle Version – Now Only 99c/99p!!!
The Kindle version of Guardian of Giria is currently on sale for just 99c / 99p.
Available from Amazon here.
Irish Book Launch – May 26th
I am so excited that Guardian of Giria is now available worldwide! You can buy a copy here or through most online retailers. I am also delighted to announce that the book will be stocked at The Book Centre in Wexford, which will also be hosting the official book launch on Saturday, May 26th at… Continue reading Irish Book Launch – May 26th
Guardian of Giria – Read A Sample
A sample from the book is now available here. Like what you see? Then please subscribe for updates on my writing, photography & daily life. You can also follow on Facebook and Twitter. You can view more of my wildlife photos here and here.
The Hardbacks Have Arrived!
The first batch of hardbacks arrived today and they are totally gorgeous (even if I do say so myself!) To order, see here. Complimentary bookmark included with all orders (while stocks last!) Like what you see? Then please subscribe for updates on my writing, photography & daily life. You can also follow on Facebook and… Continue reading The Hardbacks Have Arrived!
Guardian of Giria – Book Trailer!
I had a lot of fun making this. I hope you enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbRg8YD1DOo Like what you see? Then please subscribe for updates on my writing, photography & daily life. You can also follow on Facebook and Twitter. You can view more of my wildlife photos here and here.
Introducing: Guardian of Giria!
It feels like I've been waiting such a long time to bring you this news and I am very, very excited. On Tuesday, May 8th 2018 I will be releasing my very first novel, Guardian of Giria. This book has been a long time in the making. It began in the summer of 2016, when… Continue reading Introducing: Guardian of Giria!