My mother said so.
Actually, what she said was “what is this unreadable nonsense? Oh wait, I was holding the books upside down. Now I see. Yes, they’re very good, dear.”
Of course, I’m just kidding around. And if you’ve been here before, you know I do that from time to time, especially in the books I’ve written for children. In those, I like to write short entertaining tales about quirky characters coupled with vivid illustrations that do at least half the work in telling the story.
My middle grade books (ages 7-12) are still fairly lighthearted but contain some more serious sections. I like readers of these books to have the occasional chuckle or ‘awwww‘ moment between page-turning scenes of nail-biting action, and a nice satisfying sigh at the end of the book.
My young adult books are different to the others. They explore deep conflicts between young main characters whose wills oppose those with authority, all in the midst of moral dilemmas with which we can all strongly relate. There is less room for comedy as I am focused on characters and their relationships, and creating engaging, meaningful plots.
You can get one of my picture books for free if you sign up for my mailing list. I promise it’s worth more than the price tag and took a lot of time and energy to write and illustrate, but it’s not my best work. If you want the really good stuff (and I hope you do), it will cost you. Only a few dollars, mind you. And, if you buy a book and tell your friends, I can once again eat meals that don’t require a can opener.
Also, every one of my books have a 5-star average review score on goodreads. So, maybe my mother is right? Not bad at all?