New Book Release

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I am pleased to announce the release of my new bedtime stories boxed set – Tessa’s Bedtime Box.

Boxed set of the popular ‘Dog’s Walk’ series plus a free copy of ‘Daisy Sunshine and the Murkins’.

Dogs Walk series:
Dog has no one to take him for a walk. So he takes himself! Each day Dog explores a different place. Dog discovers a Roman Fort, soldiers with chariots, horses, armour and spears and even takes a dip in the Roman Baths. In the other two books, Dog visits the beach and the woods. Each time he has another exciting adventure. Where will he go next?

Daisy Sunshine and the Murkins:
Terrified of the bears that live under her bed, Daisy hates bedtime. Her mother spends hours trying to get Daisy to go to sleep. Then, Gwen, the new babysitter, shows her that far from being scary, Murkins are really quite fun!
A set of rhyming stories to entertain adults and children alike, and to read together on cold winters nights…

What readers are saying:

“Tessa Thompson’s rhyming picture books are beautifully illustrated and delightfully addictive.”

New Book Release

I am happy to announce the release of my first Children’s Chapter book – Molly Midnight and the Little People. Available now on Amazon.

Molly Midnight Cover ebook final 2Molly Midnight is descended from a long line of witches, but their magic is long forgotten. Until the day Molly inherits her Grandfathers doll’s house.

The Midnight family doll’s House holds a secret. Inside, live all of her long-lost ancestors. Now, the lives of these tiny people are under threat – a Witch Hunter has arrived in the village.
Can Molly learn how to use magic in time to save her family and the house full of little people?

 

A magical adventure story.”

“An enchanting new series, children everywhere will be certain to fall under Molly Midnight’s spell!”

 

A Writer’s Life – Disasters

Okay, so this week has been a busy week, I planned the complete outlines of the three children’s books that I intended to work on over the next twelve months and even got their cover designs drafted.

I downloaded a new scrivener app so that I could sync my work onto my iPad for when I had a flash of inspiration and no laptop handy. I was feeling pretty happy with myself, smug even.

Then, just like there really was some Amish-like God up there waving his divine finger at me and tut-tutting at my shameful display of pride – KERPOW! Everything fell apart.

Molly Midnight Cover ebook final 2So, instead of spending the day busily writing as originally planned, I spent the next eight hours trying to recover my work. After googling thousands of ‘solutions’ to my problem, trawling through hundreds of backup files and performing various geeky technological gymnastics, I got most of it back. Though it appears that the first Chapter of Molly Midnight and the Little People sadly, is lost forever.
Trying to remember a thousand words that you wrote a few weeks ago seems an impossible task. So now I have to rewrite it….
Looks like this week is going to be another busy week – doubly so because I’m going to backup everything!

Tessa

Latitude Music, Literary and Arts Festival

File_005It is the eighth Latitude Festival that I have attended and in terms of weather, it was certainly one of the best.

The sun was high and the temperature was a sizzling 30 degrees. In my opinion, the Literary and Arts stages are second only to Glastonbury and of course at Latitude there are the bright pink sheep – which has to be a winner!File_000 (5)

This year’s literary offer included Author Naomi Alderman, comedian, and writer Sara Pascoe, award-winning campaigner Leyla Hussein and  Amy Annette (editor of I call myself a Feminist) discussing the new feminism and issues around women and power.

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner was attending the festival for the first time. She presented three exciting events hosted by novelist and BWPFF co-founder Kate Mosse. Now in its twenty-first year, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman.

Set up in 1996 to celebrate and promote international fiction by women throughout the world to the widest range of readers possible, the Prize is awarded for the best novel of the year written by a woman.

The festival is a great family festival with lots of facilities for young children – including a fairground area, lots of healthy foods and drinks.

I had a wonderful time with my youngest daughter, Anna – maybe next year we will meet you there?

Book Release – Book One of the new ‘Dog’s Walk’ Series

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Dog has no one to take him for a walk. So he takes himself! Today Dog explores the Roman Fort. Dog discovers some Roman soldiers with chariots, horses, armour and spears. He meets a dog, a sheep and a pony and even takes a dip in the Roman Baths.  This is the first book of the Dog's Walks Series. Every day Dog has another exciting adventure. Where will he go next?

Dog has no one to take him for a walk. So he takes himself! Today Dog explores the Roman Fort. Dog discovers some Roman soldiers with chariots, horses, armour, and spears. He meets a dog, a sheep, and a pony and even takes a dip in the Roman Baths.
This is the first book of the Dog’s Walks Series. Every day Dog has another exciting adventure. Where will he go next?

 Dog’s Walk to the Roman Fort

Book 1 of the Dog’s Walk Series Tessa’s new ‘early reader’ book.