Sid in Space

      Rosemary Bach-Holzer
Sid in Space

A humorous book for children (ages 9-13 years).Sid and his family are regular people except for one thing - Sid is a spider. Yeah, yuck! Get over it! I'll have you know he's just like you and me… apart from the fact he's an insect, eats lemon meringue fly, his mum wears four pairs of slippers instead of one and she's never heard of David Bowie but no one's perfect.Sid's dream is to become an astronaut, just like his dad, but when Sid finds himself trapped inside a state-of-the-art shuttle and about to blast off into space, Sid wonders if he's cut out for space travel after all.Meanwhile, back on Earth, Sid's mum has got her legs full, all eight of them, untangling hair extensions that went horribly wrong.I have a TV programme to thank for Sid’s emergence. Back in 2007, I tuned into a show about supernatural animals believing I was about to learn about four-legged ghosts. I’m already interested in the two-legged variety so I sat there ready and waiting only to discover the title was a play on words. It was still interesting though. Especially when they explained how, with the assistance of warm weather thermals, spiders nearly get to fly in space. I thought what a jolly good idea for a story. Sidney was born, and the rest is history.Snuggle down and enjoy yourself reading all about my boy and his escapades.Happy reading,Rosie.

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    Sally and the Sign People

      Rosemary Bach-Holzer
Sally and the Sign People

A humorous book for children (ages 8-12 years).It's down to teenager, Sally, to save her home before the Sign People have their evil way. The whole of the west Cornish coast is relying on her. By the way, Sally is a seagull. So? What’s wrong with that! Seagulls are people too, you know.And who is that mysterious dog? Who knows! Who cares! Sally does and she's determined to uncover the truth.Sally began life ten years ago in Cornwall. I was planning on relocating to France but meanwhile was renting a cottage that would become awash with worms every time it rained.That’s perfectly all right except it happened inside the house!I typed the first line. Ask me how long one can stare at a monitor before going cross-eyed and I can answer that. I turned my head to look out the window and witnessed what would become the inspiration for the rest of my story. Outside on the lawn was a dog gobbling up the bread I’d left out for the gulls! And I thought only my cat did that.Snuggle down and enjoy yourself reading all about my girl and her escapades.Happy reading,Rosie.

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