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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Today is the official launch day for our Anthology ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!’ Which means today marks the day I officially become a Children’s Author – HOORAY!

Me being Authory

How did this happen?

Earlier in the year, Michelle Worthington, author and founder of Share Your Story, launched a competition asking for short stories, reflections and poetry about Christmas. The winning entries would be published in an Anthology! I already had a picture book called Charlotte’s Winter Wonderland, so I tweaked it to fit the short story format and entered it in.

But I still had another idea buzzing around my head…because last year on Christmas Eve we had our first ever mouse in the house! Since then I couldn’t get a certain poem out of my head…

And so little Santa Mouse was born. Well, kind of. I must send a shout out to two very supportive writing friends, Michelle Wanasundera and Fiona Lloyd, who helped me edit this beauty, and essentially made it a winning entry!

Isn’t she cute?

Where do the proceeds go?

To ensure that a trainee teacher has every chance of punctuality, attendance and success, proceeds from the sale of the Share Your Story Anthology – ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ will be put towards purchasing a bicycle for the trainee teachers to ride to the Teachers’ Training College in Tanzania. As a teacher myself, I am excited to be contributing to this great cause! To this date we have raised enough for 20 bikies – which is awesome – but or goal is 100, so if you haven’t bought a copy yet, please do so!

A bike – now imagine 20 of these!

Where can I buy a book?

So glad you asked!

You can purchase your copy directly through the publisher Lilly Pilly

Or, at all the big online bookstores including Amazon, Booktopia, Book Depository and Angus and Robinsons.

If you are a local on the Mornington Peninsula you can buy in-store at Farrells Bookshop in Mornington. A big thank you to them for supporting a local Author’s book!

Thank you to everyone who has already bought a copy! They really make the perfect Christmas Stocking filler!

And why wouldn’t you want one? Just look at these beauties!
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