Friday, May 24, 2013

Introducing Sarah Hill, author of Whimsy Wood Series

This is a guest blog post by Sarah Hill, author of Posie Pixie and The Copper Kettle - book 1 in her children’s series, Whimsy Wood.

Sarah Hill is a small animal Vet. Having studied Veterinary Medicine at Bristol University, she qualified in 1999 and worked in practice for 10 yrs. At that point, she had her second daughter and soon after decided to take a career break. She now writes her series of children’s books, the ‘Whimsy Wood’ series, at home in Wiltshire with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, two cats and ‘a partridge in a pear tree’! They are expecting their third child this July.

The books in her series are all based in a woodland setting called ‘Whimsy Wood’. The series is divided into five sets, each containing seven books, making a total of thirty-five books in the series. Each book is written for a specific month in the year, so the flora and fauna change accordingly as you read through the series. Finally, there is a proverb hidden within each story for the reader to find, giving the story a real meaning. The majority of characters within the series are woodland creatures, with the occasional pixie or fairy and a dollop of humour thrown in!

Book 1 sets the scene for the rest of the series and explains why Posie Pixie finds herself in Whimsy Wood. “How does the copper kettle come into it?” I hear you ask! Aaaah…. Well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out! Please check out the Facebook page ‘Whimsy Wood Series’, where you can see some of the beautiful illustrations, done by the very talented Sarah Mauchline, which will appear in this book.

Posie Pixie and The Copper Kettle will be published by Abela Publishing by the end of July 2013.

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