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Alexander Residence: My children's story in print

Monday, 12 December 2011

My children's story in print

Along with 16 other writers, journalists and bloggers I have contributed a bedtime story to a children's book in aid of Save the Children.   You can buy it from blurb here.

All the stories begin with the classic Once upon a time, but all take the reader to very different places.  The inspiration for my story was children's play and the idea of making something out of nothing, in this case a box.  I made the collage illustration, above, with my two children, which might give you a few clues to the story.

The collection is very varied, with a mixture of stories and poems.  In most cases the writer's children helped with the story ideas and the illustrations.  It's a really inspiring collection, for a great cause, written by people who know an awful lot about what makes children, and their grown up story readers, tick.

Bedtime stories
By Seventeen parent ...

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At 12 December 2011 at 07:44 , Anonymous Midlife singlemum said...

What a fabulous thing to have. Well done.

At 12 December 2011 at 14:51 , Anonymous HonestMum said...

Yay! You are a published author and this is the first of many more to come. Well done x

At 13 December 2011 at 12:03 , Blogger Kate said...

Fabulous. Well done to all of you. Off for a sneaky peek!

At 13 December 2011 at 14:43 , Anonymous TheBoyandMe said...

Well done you, what an amazing thing to have done and be able to say "I'm published!"


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