Some time last year, my wonderful friend Sarah Northwood and I began talking about writing a children’s book together. Sarah’s children’s books are for young children to YA, while I write middle-grade books under the pen name Julia E. Clements.
One of the things we have in common is our love for all things magical. Unicorns, dragons, witches, anything and everything goes! Which is why we created a Facebook book a few months ago, called Magical Creatures and Enchanted Forests.
Sarah is also a talented poet, so we decided to put our skills together, and our book, Unicorns, Mermaids, and Magical Tales, was born. The result is a delightful mixture of magical short stories and poems with gorgeous illustrations by Sarah’s daughter Abigail. My son Francesco created the cover, and we think he’s done a fantastic job!
First, the blurb:
Step into a world of enchanted forests and magical creatures, where every page takes the reader on a wondrous journey.
Incredible realms await, with unicorns, fairies, mermaids, and dragons, and so much more. Together with beautiful illustrations, this collection of short stories and poems will capture the hearts of children of all ages and transport them on a magical adventure.
A fairy stuck in a wishing well. A mermaid who can’t swim. A girl who doesn’t know she’s a witch. A mystical portal that leads to another land. These are just some of the enchanting tales that will spark every child’s imagination.
And finally, the covers, both for the ebook and paperback: