Our children’s books are created to encourage families to spend time together, and writing them enables me to combine the things I am passionate about – writing, spending time with family, and travelling.
In 2020, Lola and I are working on several books which we are writing and illustrating together. We use our every day experiences to create stories, and we hope we can inspire other families to do the same. The collection of books will grow as Lola does, and you as a reader can join us for the ride!
The aim is fun, and I’ve realised that although the mini-memoirs are light-hearted, I really want to get children excited about the arts from early on. That’s where our new rhyming picture books come in.
Let’s keep this simple, there are two things we’d love to achieve.
- To lead by example, showing the importance of communication, listening and being together.
- To inspire families to share valuable time together learning and growing, making the most of the world around us.
Our Children’s Books
The first series are child sized adventures relating to our 3,000 mile road trip in France with the stories relating to chapters of my memoir, Clancy Goes to France . In my mind, I’d love to see parents and grandparents reading my memoir as well as enjoying reading the children’s books with their little ones. The aim is to create a bundle of stories for the whole family.
So far in the Travels with Lola series we have published An Aqueduct Adventure which is a fun account of a day out in Pont du Gard. The book includes my photos and Lola’s illustrations and she also designed the cover! At her request, the children’s books are backpack size, perfect for little travellers.
We’ve also now launched two illustrated rhyming books, the first of many we hope!
Our Long Term Goal
To help us achieve our goal, and to allow me to focus on this project full-time, I’ve also set up a Patreon page. For just £1 per month you can support me as I follow a dream and bring my vision to life. For this little amount, you will receive other benefits which you can see by clicking below.
Clancy Goes to France
This memoir is the book I wrote to celebrate my father's life and his passion for driving in France.
Although a travel memoir, there is a strong underlying theme of appreciating the time we have with our loved ones.
If you'd like to buy a digital or paperback copy on Amazon today, you can visit this link.
An Aqueduct Adventure
This mini memoir is a story about our trip to Pont du Gard in Provence and includes photos, Lola's illustrations, and educational activities.
Your child learns to read a map, finds out about ancient engineering, and even discovers good nutrition with a simple, delicious recipe.
Click the link below to hop over to Amazon if you'd like to buy now.
It's very early days here but I am excited to be taking the next step with Travels with Lola . I'm pleased to share some reviews from my readers and believe that their words are the best testament I can share with you.
“...Please keep writing, you have a rare gift in making people be at your side through all your adventures.”
"...Emma’s journey, with the love for her father and their car is so inspiring and heart-warming. I must meet Clancy!" - Janis Winehouse (mother of singer Amy Winehouse)
“...A wonderful story. I was sad to finish the book”
“...What a wonderful book.! Informative,funny,felt I was there on her journey with Clancy. A must read if you enjoy travel books.”
“... a pleasure to read!”