I am excited to submit two children's story entries this year. They are from a series of books that I am writing about a toy monkey who comes alive.

In the last ten years I have been writing on and off. In 2020 I joined Jericho Writers and their online resources have helped me to develop my ideas and improve my craft. Writing is so much more enjoyable and I am motivated to pursue my ambition of being published.

It was through Jericho Writers that I discovered the Page Turner Awards. The experience of entering has been fabulous! It's both terrifying and thrilling to know that a real person is reading my stories. Oh how I would love to share my finished stories with thousands of readers! Last year, my entry 'Squirrel Seeds,' made the finalist list which I was delighted about! Since then I have been working to improve this piece of writing. Two of my other submissions received editorial feedback. This was an invaluable learning experience that I thoroughly enjoyed.

All of my writing is fictional. All of it, with the exception of one novel, is for children of varying ages.

Naturally I write for pleasure but I would also like to earn money from publication. I am prepared to work diligently and professionally to achieve this. I would be so grateful for the opportunity to work with a mentor.

May you find some joy from reading the stories that I have entered this year!