What readers are saying…

‘Rarely read until 3:00 a.m., but this one was worth the next day grogginess.’

‘Couldn’t put it down. A definite page turner. Loved it!’

‘This book has comedy, romance, adventure, could not wait to get back to my reading to see how the main character( Linus ) was going to get out of his latest disaster.’



Hi, I’m Billy the pencil,

let me tell you, life in a stationery shop can be awfully boring, especially when you’re cooped up with pencils who just want to sleep all day.
Imagine my excitement when I was finally bought. A boy in a Batman T-shirt (hence Batman-boy) took me home.
Now I could’ve easily ended up in a pencil case with other sleeping pencils, only I met A. She had once been part of a full alphabet, but her friends had left to explore the world. In two weeks, though, her owners were to move house. How would her friends find her again?
Watching her cry almost melted my graphite. So I made it my quest to find the letters and send them back before the move.
You see, I didn’t want to just write about adventures, I wanted to live them!
I could’ve never imagined, though, what a whirlwind of adventures awaited me. I had to brave raging rivers, fight fires, and deal with dangerous animals, liars, and crooks.
Sweet creaky floorboards, I needed all the help from my new animal friends like Dudley Bug, Miss Eagerdig, Director Daydoze, and Gobble DeGoop.
But I also had lots of fun and learned a lot about friendship and what really counts in life.
Still, with only fourteen days to go it was a race against time.
Did I find the letters, or did A lose her friends forever?
Well, you’ll have to read my story to find out.

I wanted adventures—and Holy Jotter, did I get them

'FANPENCILTASTIC' can be read as a continuing story or 26 fun bedtime stories to look forward to. It is full of adventures and heart-warming characters. In its 26 chapters we meet cats, dogs, squirrels, grasshoppers, snails, mice, rats and many other animals. But let's not forget about all-afraid A, orderly O, polite P, and negative N to mention just a few of the letters Billy has to find. It's his first time out in the world, and the world can be a scary place with much to learn. How do you know who to trust, who to believe, what dangers to avoid? Billy has to learn these life lessons quickly if he wants to survive and make his mission a success.

Go to 'My Writing' to read an excerpt.


Fun on every page

A rhyming story full of amazing animal pictures, fun letters, and a riddle on every page.
The letters of the alphabet are hatching a plan to create a zoo.
But which animal does each letter pick? Who are their favourites?
Beautifully illustrated picture book with fun on every page.

Tracy Sanders - ReadersReviewRoom:
"I read this book in a matter of minutes and loved every page! The illustrations and rhymes are engaging (I'm a sucker for a great rhyming book) and the story makes sense.
Many times, when an author writes a rhyming book, it turns out awkward because the author focuses on making the words rhyme to the point that some of the greatness of the story is lost. And while this author chose unique words that most would have been challenged to find a rhyming match for, she incorporated words that taught the reader something new without causing frustration trying to decipher the meaning of the words.
I would proudly display this book on my shelf, if my daycare were still open, and I know my kids would beg me to read this every day.
At the moment, it's only available on Kindle, but the illustrations are so beautiful and the book so well formatted that kids can enjoy it almost as much as holding a paperback or hardback book.
I highly recommend this story for anyone with children younger than 8!"

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