BOOKS

 

CONFLICT POETRY BOOK SERIES

CONFLICT (Book One)

Published April 2019

Available at Amazon, Apple Books & Barnes & Noble

Conflict burns.  Its flames consume all in its path, leaving behind a trail of carnage.  Whether it be internal or external, a temporary or permanent state.  Its effects are far-reaching.  Conflict is all around us. 

My debut poetry collection is not afraid to tackle hard-hitting issues facing individuals and society as a whole.  Covering both internal and external conflicts such as war/fighting, environmental issues, inequality, poverty, death, physical illness, mental health, self-harm, addiction, domestic violence, sexual abuse, sexting, grooming, trafficking and literary conflicts.

Whilst this book is aimed at older children and adults, it can be used as a resource by schools (including primary) and parents to encourage age-appropriate discussions. 

 

LEST WE FORGET (Book Two) 

Due Out in winter 2020

The blood-red sun sets over the land.  Cloaking all its secrets in shadow.  It weeps for those who live no more.  Snuffed out by the mindlessness of war.  Was it worth all the bloodshed?  Was it worth all the pain?  Was it worth the ultimate sacrifice?  To never see home again.

A collection of war poems covering many different aspects of war.  The second in the Conflict poetry book series.  Covering WW1, WW2, more recent conflicts and the role both men and women have played.

Whilst this book is aimed at older children and adults, it can be used as a resource by schools (including primary) and parents to encourage age-appropriate discussions. 

 

 

I DON’T WANT TO CHILDREN’S POETRY BOOK SERIES

I DON’T WANT TO GO TO BED (Book One) 

Due Out in spring 2021

I don’t want to go to bed.  I’m not tired, I’m still hungry, I need another drink.  I’m scared, I feel really sick, I’ve missed you, I need to tell you something. Do I have to go to bed?

A fun and humorous collection of poems about bedtime.  The first in the ‘I Don’t Want To’ children’s poetry book series.  Avoiding going to bed, story time, teddies, sleepovers, not wanting to get up and lots more.  For anyone who dislikes bedtime (both children and parents alike).

These poems are a hit with children, as they are written about something they can really relate to – bedtime and how to avoid it!  They inspire children’s imagination and creativity.  Allowing them to feel free to explore and write their own poetry.  They are also popular with adults and teachers alike.

FUTURE TITLES IN THE SERIES: I Don’t Want to Eat That, I Don’t Want to Go to School

 

JOURNAL OF A LOCKDOWN KID BOOK SERIES

JOURNAL OF A LOCKDOWN KID (Book One) 

Due Out in spring/summer 2021

Lockdown.  A word I never knew existed until last week, but now it’s all everyone is talking about, it’s the word that’s changed everything.  No school, no meeting up with my friends, no going the park, no going the shop, no visiting Granny and Grandpa, we just have to stay at home.  Mum got me this journal, so that I could write how this is all making me feel!  How sad is that.  I know she thinks it’ll help, but it sounds like such a bore.

Chloe only writes in her journal to keep her mum happy and get her off her back.  But after a while, she comes to realise that it helps her cope with the frustrations of lockdown and being with her family 24-7. 

This is the first in the ‘Journal of a Lockdown Kid’ series.  Based partly on real-life experiences of many children and families, this heartfelt, yet humorous book seeks to show how resilient our children have been during this scary and frustrating time.