adventure stories for dynamic girls

About Kate Munrow, Angela McKinlay and Kaydia Torrell

Angela has spent 23 years teaching primary-aged children, and also works as a Pilates instructor in Jersey. With a background in acting, Kate has taught in post 16 education for the past 22 years in Devon, where she lives. Sharing concerns about the lack of empowering female characters in early years fiction has inspired them to begin writing. 

Kaydia’s working life has been spent in art and design, covering interiors, illustration and fashion. She is an avid fan of anything artisan, craft orientated, handmade and beautiful! She lives in Jersey with her husband and daughter.

Co-authors, Angela and Kate, and illustrator, Kaydia, are currently collaborating on a series of adventure stories for young children based in Jersey, in the Channel Islands. 

Sienna and her Surfing adventures is the first in the series. The aim is to engage very young readers in accessible, humorous, exciting stories in which the female protagonists, and their friends, are active, problem solving, dynamic individuals with wide ranging interests.   


Jane Wyatt Walters

About Jawywa

Jane was four years old when her father refused to accept that it was this particular child who had scratched a yacht into the new wallpaper and signed her name, saying that, ‘the writing was too good.’ Taking this to be a positive omen, Jane has embarked on a writing career after years of being a professional musician and interior designer. A lifetime of eavesdropping other people’s conversations has helped shape a fascination into character and the interplay of relationships which is reflected in her fiction. 

Gently Pouring Petrol, introducing Rachel Harrison, is Jane’s debut novel with a sequel in preparation.    

When she’s not writing, Jane is usually playing her saxophone somewhere or pounding the lanes of rural Norfolk where she lives with her husband. On the rare occasions she manages to sleep, she dreams of having time to do more dressmaking.

You can find Jane on Twitter @jawywa  


Susan lee kerr

About SLK

“Be here now” says Susan Lee Kerr as she teaches creative writing, makes papier-mache, writes haiku, a blog and explores life through travelling.    

Susan is a transplanted American whose writing career has led from naming lipsticks to freelance magazine articles to three non-fiction books and the true-life story of her extraordinary great grandfather. She has three grandchildren and lives in Chiswick with her husband.  

A Body of Knowledge is her first fiction for mainstream readers. A reflective, contemporary, women's novel with a mystery twist. 

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