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Rachael Lindsay

As a child, growing up in Cheshire, I was an avid reader. J. M. Barrie was my hero but I also revelled in J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, C. S. Lewis and A. A Milne. I loved Kipling's asides to his audience (dearly beloved), the landscape of Narnia, and nonsense poetry. My young mind was full of mythical creatures and places; I still have my copy of The Sentimental Dragon by Grace Cox-Ife, pages now falling from their binding and signed at the front in my childish hand.
I spent many happy weeks in Switzerland when I was young, as my father worked there for periods of time. Those breath-taking mountains, lakes and waterfalls joined forces with the fjords and forests of Norway, creating a backdrop to much of my writing. Who could not be inspired by all of these influences?
As a result of my happy experiences in both real life and fantasy, I always wanted to write stories, from about five or six years old. Of course, I had to be a serious grown-up for a while - teaching all ages from four to fifty-four year olds, earning money and bringing my two wonderful children into the world - but then I decided the time was right for me. And my stories.
Now I use my background in education to inspire children in schools up and down the country. Their enthusiasm, as they listen to and read my books, is a constant delight to me. They begin to write with greater imagination and flair.
I see parts of my young self in them.

PUBLISHED WORK


  • A Pirate's Promise

    £7.99

    Mysterious footprints in the sand. A fallen map. Who has been visiting a secret sea-cave and what has been their business?

  • Stolen Secrets

    audioBook

    As greedy Doctor Klumpet and crafty Mister Scarab go about their business, they have no idea that they are being followed by a green floppy hat, a weather-stick, and a small nightingale.

  • The Changeling's Child

    £6.99

    Born with twelve fingers and a twisted spine, Hobnail was ugly and unloved. She was convinced the faeries had swapped her at birth but was content with her life, living alone with her precious pets, Warty Toad and Snidey Slug.

  • Stolen Secrets

    £6.99

    As greedy Doctor Klumpet and crafty Mister Scarab go about their business, they have no idea that they are being followed by a green floppy hat, a weather-stick, and a small nightingale.

  • The Quest of Snorrie Magnus

    £6.99

    Snorrie Magnus is an unusual troll in many ways, not least because he has two heads, which don’t always agree! One thing they do have in common though is a love of adventure, and recounting these experiences to their friends.

  • Of Pipes and Potions

    £6.99

    The winter is a cruel one. Snow prevents transport and trade; boats remain in the harbour, sheltering from the jaws of the sea. The Big People are hungry and desperate.

  • The Bogler's Apprentice

    £6.99

    Something is happening in the forest.There are strange sounds and smells.The animals sense change… Hairy Bogley is a hermit troll. He is also a collector.

  • The Warrior Troll

    £6.99

    When one Treasure is found, another is threatened... Hildi and Thom are two devoted trolls who live with their animals, tucked away from the Big People in a Norwegian forest.

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