My first Children's Book is available to order- HERE. Please use the contact form stating whether you would like a Dedication or signed copy. This book is available to borrow from the Rye Library or reserve/order from your local Library UK only junior fiction section.
It is called 'THE ROCKING HORSE BY L.E.Croft' and produced in Hardback and paperback (approximately 152 pages). It is a traditional, original and a locally based book to Sussex and Kent and priced at £10.99 pence (plus P+P £2.50p UK ) for Hardback and £4.99p (plus P+P at cost) for paperback. I have also produced a free poster to accompany the book (there are 3 to choose from) These are available at a ratio of one poster per book.
Although, It is meant for children, it's for any age, If you are young at heart.
It has taken a good year of my life and I have been working on the production of the whole book from start to finish as I feel children today have no new classics and the tradition of reading, loving and owning a physical book is fading. I was so insistent on quality, size, and look of the book because I wanted to emulate an old feel, and look to the book, as if it was an old book 'found just today'. I also applied that to the story itself. Everybody that has read it so far has loved it. I have been asked for sequels, a film, so who knows!
I am also very pleased to say it is available from The Kent and East Sussex Railway in their gift shop at Tenterden. The story itself features the steam railway and their Northiam station, therefore it plays a significant part in the story. Also it is possible to partake in a ride on the steam trains and absorb the scenery and experience the book first hand. There is much more to see there though, that will give you an insight of some of the scenes in the book itself.
NEVER REVEALED BEFORE INFORMATION- Since I have never mentioned it here before, I can reveal that my Children's Book is quite a bit more than a Children's Book as it actually doubles as an Adult Compendium of Films/Music! Yes, it does! How? well, although it reads like any normal book, hidden in plain sight are the clues to many well known films and even music/bands. It certainly was apparent to me as I wrote the book, so if you like you could say 'it was a deliberate accident.' A bit like The Beatles Album 'Sgt.Peppers...'. If you already have the book and still do not understand what I mean I will give one example 'The book starts by introducing the character of James Jenkins- as in Jenkins Here =Jenkins Ear a nod to the film That'll be The Day where David Essex's Character also called Jim, so now you have both parts of my character's name, on a bridge quoting 'Jenkin's Ear' But more than that, as he was on a bridge, it is also a nod to Waterloo Bridge and Watership Down. So there you have it! One Clue to three films and many songs/Bands from the Start. All hidden and combined with many more in a Children's Book that is so much more, it is pure magic. How many Films/Music/Bands can you find??? Enjoy!