Pippy is finding it difficult to get to sleep and is being a bit of a monkey! How will Mummy help him to calm down and settle to sleep?!
Claire Leila Flanagan
Hi I’m Claire, I’ve been thinking of writing children’s books for a very long time and finally decided to take the leap, rather than regret never even giving it a go.
I have three children, 24, 22 and almost 4, and an 18 month old grandson so have a lot of experience when it comes to reading children’s books, although I am definitely no expert!! I grew up in Chichester (West Sussex) but have lived in Tamworth now for 14 years, I miss my family and friends down south but have also made some great friends here! Growing up, my favourite author was Roald Dahl, The Witches was my favourite book and I used to take note of the witch description to apply to anyone I suspected could be a witch! I also enjoyed spooky tales, I had a book about mermaids and sea monsters I really enjoyed. I wished I was a Romany gypsy as a child after reading The Diddakoi by Rumer Godden.
I was an avid reader and my parents affectionately called me ‘book worm’ as I always had at least one book on me. I definitely had an over-active imagination when I was younger and always enjoyed writing stories, English was my favourite subject, but I also daydreamed my time away at school! I still love reading, when I get the time!