I'm delighted to welcome multi-published author Jenny Kane on my blog today. Jenny is the author of quirky children’s picture books There’s a Cow in the Flat (Hushpuppy, 2014) and Ben’s Biscuit Tin Adventure (Hushpuppy, 2015). Her next picture book, Joe’s Letter, will be published by HushPuppy in Autumn 2016.
There's a Cow in the Flat
A cow has managed to stray into Oscar's third story flat!
But how? Has she beamed in from outer space? Is she an acrobatic circus cow? She certainly really loves eating all the furniture!
As Oscar imagines how the cow could have got into the flat, he and his Mum try everything they can to get her out again, before there is no sofa left!
The cow however, has other ideas...
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Ben's Biscuit Tin Adventure
It's the middle of the night, but Ben's stomach won't stop rumbling. As he lies in bed, Ben begins to plan how he can secretly sneak a biscuit from the biscuit tin. But Ben is only seven, and rather short, and the biscuit tin is hidden at the very back of the highest shelf of the tallest cupboard in the kitchen. Working out how to reach the tin is going to take a lot of imagination... string, tape, springs, and maybe even some stilts...
Jenny also writes contemporary romance novels, including Abi’s House, (Accent Press, 2015) Romancing Robin Hood (Accent Press, 2014), and the bestselling novel, Another Cup of Coffee (Accent Press, 2013. Jenny’s fourth full length novel, Another Glass of Champagne, will be published by Accent Press in 2016. Jenny will be talking about her romance books in her blog post on 10th June.
I asked Jenny to tell us a bit more about herself.
How did you get started writing?
Like most parents, I used to make up stories to entertain my children on long car journeys, and at bedtime. When my eldest daughter was 7 years old she decided to tell her teacher that her mum was a story teller. Before I knew where I was, I was stood in front of a class of primary school children helping them make up stories as well.
It was as a direct result of that first primary school visit over ten years ago, at Crombie School in Aberdeenshire that I decided to try my hand at writing a story with view to publication. That book became, There’s A Cow in the Flat – eventually!
It wasn’t until I’d written over 100 stories for adults that I found a publisher for my children’s fiction.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I am totally obsessed with the legend of Robin Hood.
What was your favourite book as a child?
The BFG by Roald Dahl.
What’s your top writing tip for new writers?
Don’t give up!
You can find out more about Jenny here:
Jenny’s blog at www.jennykane.co.uk.
Thanks for dropping by, Jenny!