Today is a special blog to announce the release of Lynette Creswell’s first children’s picture book Hoglets’ Christmas Magic. Lynette joins me today to tell you all about it. Without further ado, it’s over to Lynette.
Hoglets’ Christmas Magic
Hi, I’m Lynette and I’ve been writing for over thirty years. Having suffered a dysfunctional childhood, I was compelled from an early age to write stories which took me to another place. I created mythical realms and magical creatures influenced by stories such as The Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair, written by Enid Blyton.
Since moving to Lincolnshire in 2000 I’ve written six novels and a compilation of short stories. I’ve published four fantasy books and two romance novels although Hoglets’ Christmas Magic is my first ever children’s story.
I’ve always enjoyed writing for children. I used to write for my own children when they were small. It gave me such a buzz to see their eyes light up when they realised they were one of my characters. My husband could see how much joy writing gave me and bought me a laptop.
I didn’t write the story about the hoglets with the intention of turning them into a book. I wrote Hoglets’ Christmas Magic as a free read a couple of years ago for my blog. I uploaded the Christmas freebie and the response was phenomenal. I received a mountain of messages and emails from parents and grandparents asking when the hoglets were due to be published. Overwhelmed by the response, (and a hard push from a dear friend) I took the plunge. It’s been no easy feat to publish Hoglets’ Christmas Magic. It’s taken blood, sweat and a pandemic to turn the hoglets into a beautifully illustrated paperback.
What can readers enjoy from the book?
Hoglets’ Christmas Magic is a heart-warming tale about two adorable hedgehogs who save Christmas for a little girl. It’s a book to read on Christmas Eve or when you’d like ‘special quality time’ with your little ones.
The book’s been a huge hit with my BETA readers. A primary school teacher who read the story tweeted…
Gather your children, curl up by the fire, sip hot chocolate and enjoy a story that will make your heart glow.
A headmistress of another school emailed and said…
I wish my children were little again so I could read them such a delightful and uplifting story.
Hoglets’ Christmas Magic is released 28th August.
Blurb for Hoglets’ Christmas Magic
It’s Christmas Eve with the hoglets.
Prickles and Primrose are excited. That is until… As they decorate the Christmas tree they discover the star for the top has shattered. Not to be defeated – the brave hoglets set out into the wood to seek a substitute star but stumble across Santa instead.
What adventure will they encounter?
AND… what about the star?
If you love Winnie the Pooh you’ll fall in love with the hoglets, Prickles and Primrose, from Briar Wood
About Lynette Creswell
Lynette Creswell was born in London, but raised in Burnley, Lancashire. From the tender age of five she lived with her grandmother who gave her books to keep her quiet. Lynette found she had a passion for reading and started writing once she began school.
Lynette’s inspiration came from childhood books written by Enid Blyton. The Enchanted Wood and The Faraway Tree were her first taste of fantasy. In adulthood, Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Series captured her own vivid imagination.
Lynette has written fantasy and romance novels but Hoglets’ Christmas Magic is her first published children’s book.
She lives in North East Lincolnshire with her husband. All her grandchildren are the apple of her eye.
To find out more about Lynette’s writing and her published books pop over to her website.
Wishing Lynette Creswell and The Hoglets’ Christmas Magic the best of luck. Don’t forget you can order your copy from HERE