Maureen Urquhart lives in Blairgowrie and volunteers her time and talents for Mary’s Meals. When she advertised her “Made with Love” service I contacted Maureen to commission her to make book bags especially for my Corrie’s Capers book series.
Priced at the bargain price of £7 for each bag (or just £5 if you purchase all 3 books in the series as well), these bags makes a fabulous gift! ALL profits from my book and bag sales are donated to Mary’s Meals.
I am an indie author but engage the services of a professional illustrator, editor, typographer and have a team of people who help me make my picture books as good as they can be. I have entered my books in the Barbara Hammond Trophy, a competition hosted by SAW, for the last 3 years to receive unbiased, honest feedback from independent adjudicators. Although I’m always somewhat apprehensive, I know my writing can’t improve without this level of critique.
This competition is for all genres of books which have been self published and is judged on several elements from writing style, characterisation, the story, setting, overall impression, formatting, covers, editing, interior formatting to marketing. There is always a large entry and I was absolutely thrilled to hear ‘Corrie’s Curling Capers’ was “commended” in 2021.
“A lot of action and interest packed into such a small book. Gently educational and enjoyable for adult and child”
“Vivid, varied and enjoyable”
“A keeper!” says the adjudicator, well that’s good enough for me :-)))))
I have the luxury of writing for pleasure and am truly delighted when people buy my books. The great news is that all the proceeds from Corrie’s Capers book sales help to feed and educate children living in desperate circumstances. Whether people buy my books because they want to support me, like West Highland Terriers, the Scottish theme or wish to donate to Mary’s Meals doesn’t matter, I am just really grateful for every sale.
(The Westie Fest was “highly commended” in the 2019 competition so the Corrie’s Capers series has done well.)
Over 40 entries were received from all over Scotland and as far south as Hull. Our judge, Mrs Jean Bowden, pored over the drawings and paintings and decided on our winners.
Meredith (Age 5) from Lamlash with her drawing of Corrie at Sannox Beach
Lucia from Bridge of Allan with her drawing of Corrie at Edinburgh Castle.
Kirsty Palmer with her picture of Corrie overlooking Holy Isle
We had 2 Highly Commended Entries
Corrie visiting North Berwick and Corrie at Glen Rosa
Alison also awarded two “well done” prizes
Draw or paint a picture of Corrie visiting your favourite place in Scotland.
Two children’s prizes will be awarded – one for the best entry in the Age 6 and under and the other for Age 7 and over.There is also an adult category!
We may not be able to travel around at the moment but think of where you enjoy visiting and take Corrie with you!
Closing date is extended to 20 January 2021
Entries can be e mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or posted to:-
Corrie’s Capers, 11 Kinneil Park, Lamlash, Isle of Arran KA27 8JG
Children’s entries should include their name, age and be their own work. Please include contact details
The judge is Mrs Jean Bowden and her decision is final.
Thanks to Kim for this fab Corrie’s Capers feature in the December 2020 issue of Westies & Besties. The UK’s only magazine dedicated to West Highland Terriers and their owners.
Book review from Scottish Field in their December 2019 magazine.
I had the pleasure of preparing for Book Week Scotland with Mrs Stephen, P3 teacher at Williamston Primary School in Livingston. The children have been enjoying reading Corrie’s Capers and sent me some of their super artwork! Pawsome
Corrie’s Capers 3rd book had a soft launch thanks to Covid-19 but people have been ordering on-line and buying from my lovely stockists – thank you! Another busy time for me is normally around Book Week Scotland.
School visits aren’t possible so I have recorded myself reading the books for use in schools and nurseries. Please use the website contact tab if you would like to purchase books for your school classroom libraries and gain free access to these digital resources. Timing doesn’t have to be around Book Week Scotland, these can be used at any time of year.
The Westie Fest
Review by Roaring Reads
“The Westie Fest is a lovely picture book story featuring Corrie, an even more loveable West Highland Terrier. It tells of Corrie’s attempts to follow in her grandfather’s paw prints and become a champion at Westie Fest, an international just-for-Westies Highland Games on the Isle of Arran. This joyful wee book was an immediate hit in our house…”
Book price £7.99
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