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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Ghostly Fun!

Septimus - the ghost who loses his haunting skills.
Horace - the ghostly sailor who goes on a cruise.
Edward - the ghostly librarian who foils a robbery at the castle.
Mary and Maisie - the cook and the kitchen maid who discover that a cookery course could be a recipe for disaster!
Elmer J. Wutherington who has horrible plans for the ghosts and the castle.

William, the ghost detective, and his sidekick Thomas. Help them solve mysteries in the villages around Hardleigh Manor.

These books would make great Christmas gifts. Buy then at Waterstones or on Amazon. Come along to one of my book signing events to buy a signed copy!

On 18th November I will be at Waterstones in Birkenhead from 11am until 3pm.
On 25th November I will be at Waterstones in Warrington from 11am until 3pm.
On 1st  December you will find me at Comberbach Primary School Christmas Fayre from 7pm until 9pm.
On 16th December I will be at Forget-me-not Toys and Books Culcheth from 11am until 2.30pm.

Looking forward to seeing you - please come along!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Christmas is Coming

I cannot believe how fast the time seems to be racing by! We will soon be celebrating Christmas again. I find it hard to think of Christmas before December but the commercial world starts telling us to book Christmas meals etc. in JULY! Oh for the good old days I say!!
Enough of that.
I always look forward to visiting bookshops and meeting children for a chat about their writing and their favourite books. I like to do this all year round, not just at Christmas. Sadly, Waterstones are not arranging such events at the moment so I won't be seeing many of my friends. However, I will be off to Birkenhead Waterstones on Saturday 18th November and Warrington Waterstones on Saturday 25th November.
If you are looking for books for children this Christmas then why not try one of mine? They are available through all Waterstones stores (they will order them if they haven't got them in) and also through Amazon.
You can find details of all of my books on my website
Please take a look and if you can make it to Birkenhead or Warrington, to have your books signed,  it would be lovely to see you.
In the meantime, I'm busy writing. I've just finished one book which I'm hoping may find a home with a publisher next year.
Happy days at Waterstones

Monday, 16 October 2017

Half Term Events

On Tuesday 24th October I will be visiting Disley Library from 10am until noon. I will be reading from my books and answering questions about my writing. There will be signed copies of my books available to buy.
On Wednesday 25th October, I'll be at Forget-me-not Toys and Books in Culcheth signing my books from 11.30am onwards.
Please come along!

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Monday, 18 September 2017

Book Signing

On Saturday 23rd September I will be signing my books at Waterstones in Golden Square, Warrington. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! Please call in and say hello. I'll be there from 11am until 3pm.

Happy Reading!

I was contacted by an ex pupil of mine  (from many years ago!) Her son is a pupil at Bourne, Elsea Park Primary School. She told me about their new school library and how they needed books. I was delighted to send them some of mine.
It was lovely to receive a thank you letter from one of the pupils.
Dear Mrs. Shaw,
I am writing to say thank you on behalf of our whole school for the books you so kindly donated. They really are appreciated and have been integrated into our new school library
Everyone in school is really looking forward to using our new library and, thanks to your generosity, they now have a wider range of books to choose from.

                                                     HAPPY READING, CHILDREN!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Visit to Birkenhead

I had a lovely time at Waterstones Birkenhead today. I chatted with some great children about books they enjoy. I hope they enjoy my stories.

Monday, 4 September 2017

William Song!

I received this lovely song composed by a keen William fan. Sing along to the Jungle Book tune (I'm the King of the Jungle)

                                 You're the King of the Ghosts oh,
                                 How happy is my face?
                                 You're my friend and I will lend
                                A hand to solve this case.

(Chorus) :
                              Oh, woo oo oo, I wanna wail like you oo,
                              I wanna haunt like you, taunt like you, oo, oo.
                             You see it's true, oo, oo,
                             A friend like me,ee,
                             Can learn to be,
                            A sleu,oo,ooth, like you,oo, oo.

                           Now don't try to kid me William,
                          And I'll be honest with you,
                          I'll never cower, if I have the power,
                          To be as good as you.

(repeat chorus)              

                                                      Read this book and catch the crooks!