New Friends can come quite unexpectedly into one’s life

(Friday 21st January 2022.)  I’ve had a great day today – lots of emails sent and I’ve written to ask for possible book reviews for Abigay’s […]

Happy New Year to everyone reading this! Looking back and looking ahead. 

LOOKING BACK. Today I was looking back at pictures of the book launch for my children’s novel Abigay’s Farm. I remembered all the critique sessions and […]

The wonderful world of libraries

As I was thinking once more of the cartoon sent to me at Christmas, I wanted to share with you the review written on 12th December […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A few musings on fostering and caring for looked-after children

Recently there has been much discussion in the media about a foster child in Hackney. I suspect that there has been misinformation and perhaps photo-shopping of […]

Thinking about birth mothers

For quite a while now I have been thinking of writing a blog post about birth mothers. There have been three main reasons why I have […]