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Why I am writing

In this blog I am sharing my thoughts on the experience of white parents bringing up a family of two daughters born to us and two sons from a Caribbean background.

13/09/2013

Why I’m writing

In this blog I am sharing my thoughts on the experience of white parents bringing up a family of two daughters born to us and two […]
13/11/2021

LAUNCH DAY for Abigay’s Farm!  10th November 2021

I woke up with with a start. After around four years of writing the story, today was the day when my children’s novel Abigay’s Farm was […]
01/11/2021

Abigay’s Farm. Designing the cover.

Yesterday I received a very interesting comment on Messenger. “I love that friendly cover, Odette such a warm, practical mood about it!” (Thank you Penny D…. […]
27/10/2021

Publication Day and Kindness

Good morning!  Today, 27th October 2021  is a big day for my book Abigay’s Farm by Odette Elliott.  It is Publication Day!   I began writing […]
07/10/2021

Pigs in the news!

UK NEWS: PIGS are in the news in the U.K. and not in a good way.  I know that farmers care about the animals in their […]
14/08/2021

Stepping right into my story (coming in October 20121)

Last weekend we visited two family farms.  When writing the story of Abigay’s Farm, in my head I switched between both farms.  We were back in […]
06/07/2021

Watch this Space!

In October this year my children’s novel Abigay’s Farm will be published.  It is for children around 9 – 12 years old. There will be a […]
07/01/2021

THE ENJOYMENT OF READING BOOKS

One of our granddaughters was an avid reader before she became ill with severe ME.  One of our granddaughters had the good fortune to have a […]
07/10/2019

New Theme: Random Jottings

 I have finished writing about our family’s adoption journey. Time has moved on. We now have five wonderful grandchildren. As I write today, one is about […]
04/04/2019

Empathy in Children’s Literature

Welcome back. I have been very busy writing my children’s novel – see later –  which is why I have neglected my blog. Sorry! I have recently […]