A year of two halves

Copyright @ Shipley Community Hub At the start of this year, if anyone had told me I’d be giving a talk to a room full of people, I would have run away as fast as my legs could carry me. Adrenaline aside, I’d be quaking in my boots and hiding under the nearest piece of […]

I can hardly believe where the time has gone.

What a whirlwind the past six months have been for us here at the Tawny Owl Wood office! Our feet have hardly touched the ground. After launching the first three books just before Christmas 2023, we hit the ground running as we entered 2024. The hard work began in earnest and by the end of […]

Exploring Important Social Topics Through Engaging Children’s Books

In recent years, there has been a surge of children’s books that tackle important social topics with sensitivity, empathy, and age-appropriate storytelling. From diversity and inclusion to mental health and environmental awareness, these books are paving the way for meaningful dialogue and positive change. One notable example is the recently published children’s book series, “Tawny […]


365 days later: finding clarity through reflecting on the past year As another year comes to an end, it’s natural for us to look back and reflect on the past 365 days. For many of us, it has been a rollercoaster ride filled with highs and lows, challenges and triumphs. As I sit down with […]

Pillars of a Thriving Society

In today’s increasingly interconnected and diverse world, the concepts of diversity, inclusion, belonging, and empowerment have become integral to fostering thriving communities, workplaces, and societies. These principles go hand in hand, working together to create environments where individuals can truly flourish and contribute their best. Diversity encompasses the rich tapestry of human characteristics, experiences, and […]

We got featured on Sussex Local

Modernised fairy stories with current social topics Not another Fairy Story! Well…..it depends on what you define fairy stories as. Are you immediately drawn to thinking of Disney’s fairy stories, where the prince finally gets the princess? Or maybe you think of the wicked stepmother, evil fighting good? Either way the similarities of those fairy […]

What a whirlwind….

What a whirlwind of a few months I have had, in preparation for the launch of our exciting new project. Two years in the making and a lot of sleepless nights, but the finishing line is finally in sight and we are so excited about the release of Tawny Owl Wood and everything that the […]

The Inspiration behind Tawny Owl Wood

Searching for this picture, brings back many wonderful memories for me.  This picture of Margaret M. Tarrant’s The Fairy Troupe, was given to me, framed in a white wooden vintage frame by my Grandmother, Betty.  It proudly sat on my dressing table next to my bed and inside the back, I placed a hand written […]

Tawny Owl Wood

I created Tawny Owl Wood in 2007 on a walk with my children in Sandringham Wood in Norfolk.    Sandringham Wood itself, holds many special and cherished memories for myself. We would spend hours getting lost, playing hide ‘n’ seek and having picnics. Toffee our dog would always company us.    In March 2007, I […]