Monday, 1 February 2016

The Magic Library - first book is free!

I've now published the first two books in The Magic Library series. The first one is free with all retailers. The books are also available in paperback through Amazon.  I'll put the links to the ebooks below each book cover:

You can get a free copy of this book by signing up to my newsletter - just fill in the boxes on the right

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Magic Library - coming soon!

I've got two new books coming out very soon - hopefully this week! These are stories that I've been wanting to write for years and I don't know why it's taken me so long. I had such a lot of fun writing them. They're chapter books aimed at children aged 6+

The first book will be free everywhere, and the second book will be free as a gift if you sign up to my newsletter.

Here are the book covers. The designer has done a wonderful job :

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

A Makeover For Princess Spaghetti

Princess Spaghetti is having a makeover. The book covers have been changed. Here is the new cover for You Can't Scare A Princess:

The new book cover for You Can't Eat A Princess will be revealed later in the year.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Grace's picture

Here's a lovely picture from a little girl called Grace who lives in America. She's done a fantastic job. I've seen photos of Grace and she has Princess Spaghetti hair - in a beautiful auburn shade!
Thank you for this, Grace.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

New Children's Stories

I am going to be writing some more children's stories! I've been having ideas about all sorts of adventures and it's time I wrote them down.

These new stories will be for older children who can read on their own. But they can also be read at bedtime/quiet time by parents and carers.

When I was young I loved stories about magic and going into different worlds. I absolutely adored Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree series. I am going to include similar elements in my stories - magical portals into different worlds, strange characters, exciting adventures, mysteries ...

I've already made a start on the first story! As soon as the first books are available I'll put the details on this site. If you sign up to my newsletter, I will let you know via email. As I publish my new children's stories I will let all my subscribers have a free ebook as a thank you.

Back to writing!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Cleckheaton Literature Festival

I am proud to say that I have been invited to appear at the Cleckheaton Literature Festival.

I will be at the library on Saturday 9th May between 10 - 11am. I'll be reading from my picture books: You Can't Eat A Princess! and You Can't Scare A Princess! There will be activity sheets for children, and I will also be signing my books.

It looks like it's going to be a great event. I'm looking forward to it!

Heres the link:
Cleckheaton Literature Festival

Monday, 2 March 2015

New website

If you have been following me for a while you will see that I have a new website. It has less detail on as I'm taking a break from writing children's books so that I can concentrate more on my mystery stories. I write these under the name of Gillian Larkin. You can see the books on my site at
I have some free books available under that name, so please download some if you think you might like my stories.
I have enjoyed writing my children's books but I've been wanting to write mystery books for a long time - and now I finally have!

Please feel free to email me at: