In 2012 I emigrated to Provence, France. With the realisation that my long-term writing plans could now be developed I welcomed the abundance of wildlife, pine forests and vineyards on my doorstep. I focused my writing ideas around the flora and fauna before me. However, there appeared to be something missing... With a life-long adoration for Cornwall I instinctively knew that Provence and Cornwall together would form the perfect backdrop for my adventure-filled, mystical children’s book, Charlie’s World of Glittering Powers.
And so, Charlie was born from the force of the Mistral wind, the clicking and buzzing of the cigales, the scent of pine in the forests and the vibrant colours as the sun sets over the mountains.
My human protagonist, Sevi has a carefree and tomboyish character derived from her Cornish homeland of weathered moorland, rock pools hidden amongst sandy coves, rugged shorelines and bustling fishing harbours.
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