Tuesday, 25 September 2018

What Inspired Me to Write Alfonso the Tortoise?

Years ago, whilst I was studying creative writing, as an exercise I had to write a story exploring the senses. At the time I was reading about Queen Isabella of Spain, who happened to have a brother called Alfonso.

Suddenly, I could imagine a cute tortoise called Alfonso roaming and exploring a garden, and the twist was that he was a royal prince. I still had yet to work out how he had arrived in the Land of Garden, but creating Alfonso’s world has been a great pleasure, as I have introduced his friends, and have had fun developing his character.

Alfonso's Mum arrives by Eagle Air

My favourite moment, was introducing his Mum to the stories. Her name has yet to be revealed – but can you guess? She was a famous British Queen. Feel free to post your guesses in the comments section below.

Monday, 17 September 2018

FREE Alfonso and the Prickly Visitor Colouring Book


A colouring book featuring a very special tortoise who lives in the Land of Garden, far away from his royal home. Meet Alfonso the tortoise: the Prince who left home to make new friends.



To download your free Alfonso and the Prickly Visitor Colouring Book, please click on the following link:


Then print out and enjoy!

A Royal Tortoise Tale - Books 1 and 2 Out now!

Join Alfonso the tortoise, Jeremy the bird and the rest of the gang in the first two books in the Royal Tortoise Tale series. A series of books that will reveal the secret world of the animal kingdom.


Alfonso the Tortoise, and Alfonso and the Prickly Visitor, are available on e-book and paperback from Amazon on the following links:




Also available on other international Amazon websites.

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Alfonso and the Prickly Visitor - A Royal Tortoise Tale Book 2 - Out Now!




The second story about a very special tortoise who lives in the Land of Garden, far away from his royal home. Meet Alfonso the tortoise: the Prince who left home to make new friends.

Find out how Alfonso helps his friends and continues to make things right with his parents, the King and Queen of the animal kingdom.

Available now from Amazon - on Amazon Kindle and in paperback

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