Peace Crane by Hilary Taylor

Peace Crane by Hilary Taylor
Picture by Justin Wyatt
To read Hilary's story buy this special book...

This magical story has a touch of the supernatural. When an injured crane is found and nursed, something happens, something magical and inspiring...

Gentle Footprints launched- AS SEEN ON TV

Gentle Footprints was officially launched Fri June 4th at the Hay Festival with guest speaker Virginia McKenna and some of the authors

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Virginia McKenna at Hay Launch

Virginia McKenna at Hay Launch

Animal Anthology To Raise Funds for Born Free

Bridge House Publishing announce new book coming Spring 2010. For more about Bridge House please see their website.
This book is the annual charity book for Born Free...if you want to get involved with promoting and selling this book- email me!

Visit the Born Free Website to find out more about their valuable work...

Visit the Born Free Website to find out more about their valuable work...

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Redwings Essex and more

It's been a while since I Blogged what with a whole host of computer issues but I wanted to tell you more about Redwings...

Thanks for Gill's Blogging and from the pictures the Essex site looks very similar. What a great charity they are.

I got the chance to meet Gail who was lovely and we were treated to a free lunch before we started.

We were in a stable that was set out for other kids activities and my Dad- the cover artist, was the real crowd puller as immediately the children started queuing for pictures. Dad had offered to do line drawings of animals or Disney characters for £2- to be split between Born Free and Redwings.

Mum was on hand to take care of the money!

Gail and I were invited into the stable yard to give short readings. Because of the young children I knew my story was not appropriate so I read the ending of Bookey's and talked about honey badgers! And Gail read some of Pauline's to keep with the horsy theme! I told everyone about the book reminding them it is not a children's book which everyone seems to think it is- and then onto the signing.

I suppose we sold close to 10 books (or Redwings did as they have them now in stock- website and they will be in the Christmas catalogue!)

Dad was still drawing and still drawing- oh and still drawing when everyone else had more of less left! I think we made about £30, so £15 in the tin for Born Free- but it's all about raising awareness.

I got to meet Nicola Markwell who I have been liaising with since this started- back and forth and she is as lovely as she seemed on email!

Then we were showed around and got to find out all about the amazing work they do- as outlined in Gill's Blog.

It was a great day and I hope it encourages more of you to go to similar events.

Next Wednesday Lyn Fountain is scheduled to be at the Gt Yarmouth Redwings- only thing is Abi is unable to join her now - any volunteers?

Gentle Footprints is still selling although it has slowed down but we hope to keep it going. Look out for a review in BBC Wildlife Mag special AUTUMN edition out in September (possibly before)- it's an extra 13th edition so not the usual monthly one.

Let's keep Blogging about animals- anyone want me to tell you about the new puppy I am getting in 3 weeks time- including photos???

The place: (and the sun was shining!)

Us! Gail, my Mum and Dad- Dad being artist Colin Wyatt (happily no pic of me!)

The animals!

Debz :)

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