Book Review: Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy

Christmas holidays are about to be ruined for the three Alexander children when BOTH their parents have to work in to run up to Christmas Day and the kids are dumped in the country with Great-Aunt Poppy. 11 year old Ava, eldest of the siblings, is the only one of the three who has met […]

New Release: Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy

Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy by Hallie Christensen A typical December for the Alexanders consists of gingerbread baking, movies, and looking at Christmas lights, but after their parents are called in to work, Ava, Nolan, and Charlotte are sent to stay with their most feared relative for a week-Great-Aunt Poppy. Have mom and dad gone […]

Book Review: Wulfie Saves the Planet

Wulfie and Libby are back for a fun new adventure in Wulfie Saves the Planet by Lindsay J Sedgwick. For those who don’t know, Libby lives with her absent-minded inventor Dad, evil step-mother Veronika, and super-nasty step-bro Rex. Veronika treats like Libby like a slave, forcing her to cook and clean, belittling Libby at every […]

Double Trouble with Twins Cathy & Alan

Ten year old twins Alan and Cathy are the youngest of the five orphaned siblings in The Lucky Diamond. Almost always together, they are fiercely loyal to each other and intensely independent. The twins do their own thing – but for some reason their antics never earn a rebuke from eldest sister Yvonne. Unlike Vicky, […]

Book Review: Ghost Girl

11 year old Zee lives in Knobbs Ferry, a small, sleepy (or comatose, if you listen to Zee) town, where nothing much happens. Her mother is dead, her sister Abby works double shifts at the local diner to pay their bills, while their father, who left a few months earlier, tries to find work upstate. […]

Vicky – Star of The Lucky Diamond (in HER head!)

Meet 12 year-old Vicky, courageous, heroic, protector of her family – or so she likes to think! Vicky is third of the five orphans, in reality a source of anxiety to both her older sisters. Vicky and her antics are likely to draw the attention of the town guard to the family, and she is […]

Book Review : Favourite Fantasy The Seventh Tower series

It’s the last Sunday of the month, and this is when I highlight favourite fantasies of mine which I’ve read over the years, First up is Garth Nix’s The Seventh Tower fantasy series, perfect for middle grade readers and anyone who loves fantasy. Garth Nix is my favourite living fantasy writer, and every few years […]

Meet Susan from The Lucky Diamond

Susan is 13 years of age, and the second oldest of the siblings who set off on a dangerous magical quest in The Lucky Diamond. Susan is sweet and kind, a peacemaker between sisters Yvonne and Vicky, a comforter for twins Cathy and Alan, and a rock of support for Yvonne, who struggles with the […]

Book Review – The Gatekeeper of Pericael

But I hate the creepy spirits and this creepy place – Porter 12 year old Porter is Kotalla kan, the Gatekeeper’s son, currently in training to take his mother’s place as the Gatekeeper in due course, to guard the portal between Pericael and our world. An awesome responsibility, according to Porter’s mother, the grandchild of […]

eARCs Available for MG Fantasy The Lucky Diamond

A quick post to say that ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) in ebook format available of my first book, Middle Grade Fantasy The Lucky Diamond – please contact me if you would be interested in a copy! Here’s the blurb: “The whirlclouds erupted on all sides, buffeting the boat first one way and then the next, […]


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