My Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01MDUAS0V
Children’s & YA Books – Motivating & Encouraging Stories
Rumble’s First Scare – Rumble was published in September 2011 and officially launched at The Bookworm, 62 Athabascan Avenue, Sherwood Park, Alberta 29 October 2011. A delightful story of a little monster being taken by his mother to experience his first scare on All Hallows Eve. Rumble can be purchase at
Interview on Arts Talk – 7th December 2011 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtIz3amV_HI Go to 8.22 on the time bar.
Words in the Park 25th October 2014
Book review: This review means the world to me. A child’s honest review of Rumble’s First Scare.
Ockleberries to the Rescue – Children’s chapter book
Tansy and Crispin help all the forest animals, with their ailments or injuries, no matter how big or how small. The healing potions and practices they use were handed down generation to generation. Living in a home built within the roots of a magnificent oak tree, the two sprites and their animal helpers, remain hidden from human eyes.
Crispin wishes to find a long ago lost cave filled with ancient healing books and potion recipes. No matter where he travels in the forest he searches for it. Always hoping… Will he find it? What is the story behind the cave? When humans come into the forest – what happens?
Follow the adventures of Tansy and Crispin and meet their forest animal companions.
Now available as an e-book! https://www.amazon.ca/Ockleberries-Rescue-Mandy-Eve-Barnett/dp/1988723663
My daughter is reading this book. She says “I love the stories of how Tansy and Crispin help all the forest animals.” My daughter is nine and I recommend the book for the ages 8-12. Two thumbs up. A young fan happy with her signed copy of Ockleberries to the Rescue.
Review in the Sherwood Park News: 13th September 2016
New YA mystery. Available as ebook – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/679515
Its eyes widened as it grew closer and closer to her face. Alice was paralyzed with fear, clutching her bed covers with white knuckled fingers. The creature’s mauve skin glistened with slime and drops fell onto its spindly pointed claws. Alice opened and closed her mouth willing her voice to sound in the dark bedroom. The claws clicked together as the monster’s jaw opened. Click. Click. Clickety-click.
What future awaits Alice? Are her guardians who they seem? Will the monster reveal itself? These questions and more are answered as Alice realizes a secret kept for generations.
Words in the Park 2016 – Clickety Click launch. I made the exploding planet & had scaly toques made too!
It takes the reader on an adventurous journey from an ordinary small town setting, to flight, and into a cavernous mountain. It is reminiscent of a very good episode of either Star Trek or The Twilight Zone (two of my favourites). I won’t say much more, or I will have to mark this review as containing spoilers.
It is available in both print (if, unlike me, you are patient enough to wait for it to arrive in the mail) and as an e-book through Smashwords. The cost is very reasonable and this is a book your children/teenagers will enjoy reading. Since it is free of bad language and inappropriate situations, this is one I will allow my own teenagers to read and enjoy.
Kudos to the author and illustrator for putting out such a great addition to YA literature!
TV Interview: Talking about Clickety Click and my other books on Arts Talk TV show – go to 11.04 on the timeline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNl7Db_jGaQ&feature=youtube
New YA novella – Creature on Planet Toaria.