Clarissa, a magical tale for 9 – 12 yr olds

Other than poetry, I write children’s books. I had some good news in Nov 2020 – my newest book Clarissa was published by Handersen Publishing. Today and tomorrow, it is free for kindle on Amazon.

Free for Kindle on Amazon 9 and 10 Jan 2021

A book for young readers, Clarissa explores the magic of nature. With the help of two wise friends, a fire spirit and an oak tree, young Clarissa learns to find her voice and speak her truth.

“A delightful, fantastical tale of how oak trees and humans can be friends” – Dr. James Canton, professor of Wild Writing

Clarissa is free for Kindle today and tomorrow. Paperbacks can be purchased from Amazon or directly from me. Buy it on my author website and I will sign and send.

And, yes the book starts with a poem.

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Element Girls

Dear readers,

I have just published a book, Element Girls: The Lost Goddess. Four friends discover the powers of Fire, Water, Earth and Air in a quest that takes them to Hawaii, where legends come to life. This adventure is a girl-power, friendship and magic-driven story for preteens, young teens, and the teen-at-heart.

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Thank you for reading this far. Now, as is more usual on this blog, a poem- I’ve been reflecting on the water element.

Each love,
each sea turtle
strolling aquatic
his end of the Earth,

each drifting sea star,

open I hold
each love
with my own
star arms,

I welcome
all the vast
ocean into
my heart

so her secrets
and my secrets
bleed into
each other

and we become
the same
fluid love.

 

The Amber Giant

Hello readers,

I normally post poems on this site.  But I do want to let you know about my latest published book for middle-grade readers (9-12 year olds).

Caroline, our 11 year old heroine, journeys high in the Himalayas to wake a sleeping giant.  She imagines he’ll be kind and friendly.  But if he is a good giant, why was he given a sleeping spell in the first place?

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Find the book on the Handersen Publishing website:

https://handersenpublishing.com/store/p35/The_Amber_Giant.html

or Amazon!

Best wishes,

Giulietta

Night’s Cloak

Night’s cloak veils the land
I stop walking and await
Radiant moonlight

Last week the full moon was out over the beach and the wild ocean in Wales.  I went to a Haiku workshop, and this came out- if such things interest you, it is in the traditional 5-7-5 format (5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the third).

I just published a new novella- Painting Pretoria, encapsulating the beautiful and mysterious colors and moods of the ocean.

Inky Revealed

A big thanks for everyone who shares my poems by reading them.  It’s a lovely thing to know they ‘live’ in others, and that we share a moment of communication beyond what can be captured in words.

I write, not only poems, but other stories from fantasy to light romantic reads.  My recent summer story ‘The Right Kiss’ is out on Amazon if any of you enjoy that genre, it’s here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Right-Kiss-Monday-Mystery-Society-ebook/dp/B00W47YVL

Otherwise, here is my latest poem.  It’s inspired by a friend who was telling me how she never ‘fit into the boxes’ at school, etc- she lives in her own way, a free spirit:

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Best wishes, Inky