About the Author
Charlotte’s passion for arts and education inspired her to write her first award-winning children’s book series, Broken Twigs, and she is excited to continue to share her feisty fairy, Twigs, and her adventures with you all. Charlotte has also begun a series of picture books for older children (age 7+) to share more about the purer legends of the mythical creatures that Twigs and Thistle meet on their journey.
Growing up, Charlotte was an avid reader, eagerly exploring the different worlds found between the pages of books. Her passion for great storytelling helped her to achieve an A in A-Level English Literature before she travelled north to read Psychology at Edinburgh University. It was here that she became fascinated with the psychology of young minds, and she left four years later with a 2:1 (Hons) Master of Arts Psychology degree. Following this, she then completed her PGDE in Primary Education at Moray House, Edinburgh University, graduating with Distinction.
Nowadays, Charlotte is lucky enough to live in the lovely Forest of Dean with her husband, three beautiful daughters, two puppies, two cats, many chickens, four noisy geese and three turkeys. Aside from writing and reading, her other passions are beekeeping, walking her gorgeous dogs in the woods and camping with her family. She has always loved being surrounded by the forest, as it is so full of places where her imagination can take off and where she can easily imagine fairies and other magical creatures existing. She loves to write because, even on the coldest, wettest days when no one wants to venture outside into the real world, she can embark on an adventure in a world of her choosing.
Charlotte was fortunate enough to be a primary school teacher in a local forest school for twelve years, and she was also the Reading Lead there. Her pride and joy was the school library, which her young librarians helped her to manage. One of Charlotte’s favourite quotes that she loved to tell the children in her school was this:
If you don’t read, you can
only live one lifetime; if you do read,
then you could live thousands.
To find out more about Charlotte and her books, please visit www.toadstooltales.com, or find her on social media:
Charlotte is also passionate in helping other authors have their stories heard, and she and her colleague offer bespoke publishing services to those who are looking to navigate this tricky industry. To find out more, or to arrange a chat, please visit us at www.wild-wood-press.com.
See you soon!
“I have always loved being surrounded by the forest, as it is so full of places where my imagination can take off, and where I can easily imagine fairies and other magical creatures existing. I love to write because, even on the coldest, wettest days when no-one wants to venture outside into the real world, I can embark on an adventure in a world of my choosing.”