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'Billy and the Carinthean War' - now available on Amazon. The third book of the 'Boldre Wood Trilogy'. The people of Boldre Wood wait for the day they know will come, the day they must fight the giant Carintheans. When word arrives that the Carintheans have set up a permanent camp, the united armies gather. The odds are impossible. The Carintheans are huge, with fearsome weapons. How can the tiny people of Boldre Wood hope to defend their homes against this monstrous invader?



'Lucky Dip' - now available on Amazon. Connie Henshall, wife, mother, rabbit-hole stumbler, and eternal optimist, battles to hold her family and home together through the strains of redundancy. Her disastrous and at times comical attempts to find new employment test her confidence and her marriage. Yet sometimes salvation appears in the most unlikely of guises. Lucky Dip is a light-hearted and hope-filled story of love, friendship, family, and the never-ending battle to keep an eleven year old daughter out of the make-up bag.


'The QT Anthology, Book Three, Stories of Serendipity' - now available on Amazon. 'Stories of Serendipity' is a collection of eighteen stories in a variety of genres. Among the stories are superheroes, a thief so inept his activities and mishaps become the stuff of legend, a young boy in a war torn town who becomes a true hero, there are monks, caretakers, dogs, and even a monster, well sort of.


'The QT Anthology, Book Two, Unseen Stories' - now available on Amazon. The second of the QT Anthologies comprises fourteen brand new stories of varying length and genre. Featuring the light-hearted experiences of a night school cleaner, the fable of Jack Frost, a thriller set in the mountains, storms, villains, and heart-warming tales, there's something in this collection for everyone.


'The QT Anthology Book One, Stories from the Web'- now available on Amazon. The first of the QT Anthologies, a collection of favourite short stories from the Quirky Tales website.


The second book of the Boldre Wood Trilogy, 'Billy and the North Oakian Alliance' is available on Amazon. The people of Boldre Wood must work together against the enemy arriving on their shore, but the North Oakian Council refuses to work with their old foe, Angloak. Billy discovers something that could heal the rift, but dangerous people are determined to stop him by whatever means. Billy must evade capture to reach the North Oakian Council with his evidence. But even if he makes it, will they listen?



The first book of the Boldre Wood Trilogy, 'Billy of Boldre Wood' is available on Amazon. Boldre Wood, a vast and ancient forest, is home to a miniature race of people who live inside the trees. Theirs is a dangerous world, where even the smallest insect is a formidable foe. Hero of the trilogy, Barnaby 'Billy' Billicoot, sets out to understand his world. But as if the dangers of life in Boldre Wood were not enough, he soon learns his people now face an even more terrifying threat - The Carintheans.



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