"You rise to dress, no backward glance, addicted to this game of chance.
No need for names, you close the door, no hollow words, your steps so sure."
The best poetry books linger in the memory, the best poems make an emotional connection with their readers but deep love poems always have a special place in our hearts. Few of us remain untouched by love and yet we often find ourselves searching for the right words to express how we feel.
Whether they are simple 'I Love You Poems', Love Poems For Her or Love Poems For Him, sad love poetry or true love poems, the greatest love poems are read again and again by successive generations.
I wanted to do more than simply pen another book of poetry. I wanted to write reflections that echoed the relationship renaissance that continues to emerge from long-held and antiquated beliefs about right and wrong. To find a level of intimacy which conveyed the fears and rapture that comes with embracing our innermost desires. Masquerade, Dear Writer and Evermore, these and more are intended as reminders that love is the most complex of emotions. That there are times when the lines between love and lust become blurred and darker thoughts find us walking a different path than the one we intended.
The imaginations of children across the globe are made on the laps of their parents. As Neil Gaiman said, “ The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to show them that reading is a pleasure activity. And that means finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books and letting them read them.
Stories told in rhyme remain forever popular. Young children like rhythm, rhyme and repetition, and themes of families, friends and in particular bears! In the very best picture books, the text and illustrations are integrated, each dependent on the other, and much of the meaning is missed if the pictures are too small.
Illustrations help the children orient themselves to the setting of the story and help them make sense of what is happening, especially if the setting in new and magical settings. As parents reading to young children, the key to being successful is to be as expressive as possible, to let our inhibitions go so that the children have a moving and memorable experience. And it this critical need that makes Loss and Ted so very different from other books you have read. With their classical watercolour illustration te rhymes are quick to recall whilst the novels are reminiscent of the age-old classic we read as children but there is much more.
Over 1 million new readers in 2018 and none of them through Amazon!
Thank you for visiting. 2018 was a landmark year for Loss, Ted and the poetry books for older readers. It could have gone horribly wrong, and there were a few times I thought it had, but you kept coming to the site, downloading the ebooks and buying the paperbacks. Writing and illustrating is all about making a personal connection, that's we continue to withdraw the books from major retailers. Buying directly from this site each paperback is signed and comes with something special every time. I don't write for profit, all you pay is the cost of the book plus postage. If you want to make a donation it funds free books for underprivileged children and charitable causes. It's my hope that by the end of 2019 all the books currently in print will be exclusively sold through this site alone.
To cope with the ever increasing number of visitors to the site and your requests the site is currently being updated but in the interim simply click on either the poetry book covers or any of the Loss and Ted book covers to be taken to our interim giveaway and free offer.
"Upon a boat, on a sea of blue; I promise all I say is true. On other nights I'd fly on high, to catch the beams from a moonlit sky."