Tuesday, 5 December 2017


A good day on 30th November at the Cardiff Bay Book Fair at the Norwegian Church. My display looked good and the books arrived on time. I am a happy bunny with the results of the launch of the first series - Woodland Adventures - of the Little Friends Picture Story Books.

A great day for myself and all the other authors there.

Monday, 27 November 2017


New book covers for the Little Friends Picture Story Books: Woodland Adventures Series






I shall be relaunching the first series in the set of 'Little Friends Picture Story Books Set' on 30th November at the Cardiff Bay Book fair.

Originally written and published in 2012 the 'Woodland Adventures Series' is the first in the set of 3 books, consisting of 5 stories each. The new series of books have been extended to 6 stories each with some slight amendments. Plus, there are a some wonderful new page illustrations that will amuse and delight all children. The stories can be read to children from as young as 2 years old and later read by older children as they grow. 

Renewing the stories and style of books has been an enjoyable experience and I am looking forward to completing the second and third series in the set: 'In the Garden' and 'Farmyard Fun.' Again each series will consist of 6 story books each with new colourful illustrations.

The first series of stories will be available in 2 sizes and formats as well as in App formats.

Print: 240 x 240 mm (direct from the Author and can be personalised upon request)

Print: 216 x 216 mm (available as POD from Amazon)   www.amazon.co.uk/

Ebook: Also available from Amazon (coming shortly)

App:  Available for Iphone and Android Devices.     https://ann-brady.co.uk/apps.html


I will be launching the new issues of my

Little Friends Picture Story Books: Woodland Adventures 

when I attend the Cardiff Bay Book Fair on Thursday.

All are welcome to come along and meet not just myself but another 20+ Authors 
who will be offering a variety of interesting books. Be sure to get your copies signed.

Monday, 23 October 2017


I sometimes wonder if writer's block really exists. But I am sure it does. I only question this because my mind seems to be working overtime regardless of the fact that I have had the most horrendous cough and cold for the last 2 weeks. And that's for the second time in 3 weeks with a flu jab thrown in for good measure. Really I think I just need to find the energy to sit down and write down everything that is floating around in my brain.
Where do all these story ideas come from?
I recently came back from a few days away at Crewe Hall meeting up with a couple of friends from Yorkshire. Apart from a few hours out in Nantwich, which I loved, we spent the entire time catching up on what had been happening to us and our families respectively, eating and drinking. At least it took my mind of the awful cough and cold.
Returning to South Wales I spent Sunday meeting up with members of our local SCBWI Club. That's the Society of Children Book Writers & Illustrators. We are a worldwide membership and a very friendly group. I apologised in advance in case anyone began feeling a bit off later in the week. I hope not. Still it was a good get together where we offered a warm welcome to a couple of new members.
Funnily enough just before I left for the event, which fortunately was just across the road from me, I sat and typed up the beginning of a new book. So maybe my illness hasn't affected me as much as I thought it might. Now to just finish it!
Hey Ho back to the grindstone. Finishing the last Little Friends Picture Book Series ready for the publisher. And then on to completing my historical novel that has been on the go for about the last four years. Time to finish it ready for the New Year.
In the meantime I am bracing myself for a family Halloween get together later this week. I have agreed to dress up this year... still not sure about this. Only time will tell...Oooooooooo

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Getting Closer!!

Well I'm amazed at myself? I've actually managed to write two blogs within a month of each other. Maybe the jet-lag didn't affect me as bad as I thought. Or maybe I have just decided to knuckle down and get on top of things.

Everything for the reissuing of the first lot of books in The Little Friends Picture Story books are now with the new publisher. He has promised I should have a draft of the first book before the end of the week. Whooppeee if this happens. Keeping my fingers crossed for all the first set to be ready for the Book Fayre at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay on 30th November. 

Illustrator and I are close to completing the images and story-lines for the second lot of books in the series so that means once the first lot are done we can get on with these.

And we are also well on our way to finishing the first sketch drafts for the last set in the series. I am finally seeing the end of the tunnel.

Met up with a local singer today who has given me a deadline for completing a book I am part way through about an opera singer from the 19th century. He says I have until just after Easter to get the book finished and published. Looks like I'm going to be busy this winter. Well at least I will be occupied during the bad weather.