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Halloween Teaser (Currently on Kindle Countdown)

‘Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully’ by Rose English

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So quite recently some of my lovely Indie Author friends and I went to Silsden in Yorkshire to a Children’s Halloween Spooktacular hosted by Many Hands and David Driver from Drystone Radio. There were writers workshops, crafts to create Hallowen spooky paintings, creatures and stories. Several of the stories were shared on the local radio and a fun day was had by all.

#RubyTubeDay Halloween Spooktacular video on YouTube

Here is my interview sharing a teaser from Young Ebenezer Book 2.

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Halloween treat much better than sweets!

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Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully by Rose English

Happy Halloween to you all. As a special celebration Book 2 in the Young Ebenezer series is currently on a special Halloween Promo starting at just 99p or 99c for our dotcom friends. A children’s book, a story in verse.

‘A Halloween treat, much better than sweets.’

A time for candy and costumes,
pumpkins and ‘Trick or Treat’.
But beware of the bully
lurking just down the street.

Ebenezer is really excited! It’s his first Halloween to go out ‘Trick or Treating’. Jacob Marley is excited too, but this school bully plans to steal all the kids’ sweets. Can Eb and his friends, along with the magical clock Grandfather Time teach Jacob the error of his ways? Or is the boy doomed to a life of crime, just like his wicked father?

The story of ‘Ebenezer and the Bully’ is a magical rhyming tale of behaviour matters, and the importance of being kind. It’s a treat for families to share or for reading alone, aimed at children aged 8-12 years old. With characters loosely based around the Charles Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’, you’ll meet the Ghost of Christmas Past – a golden red puppy named Miss Ruby Heart – along with the Grim Reaper who will surprise Jacob by revealing his future self.

#RubyTubeDay YouTube teaser from Miss Ruby Heart

Happy Halloween

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#Halloween Teaser for ‘Young Ebenezer’ Pt 2

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‘Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully’

I am so very excited, look above at what my very talented graphic designer  Tammy Clarke created for me. A beautiful autumn cover, perfect for Book 2 in the ‘Young Ebenezer’ series. Hoping to release on Tuesday 1st October 2019.

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Young Ebenezer ~ A New Christmas Carol

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So in the meantime have you checked out Book 1 ‘Young Ebenezer ~ A New Christmas Carol’ based around the classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. The story is told in verse it is great for families to share, for young readers to read alone or simply for those like myself who are young at heart.

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*Boing! Boing! Boing!

Grandfather Time,
chimes out loud and clear,
he’s telling us all,
Christmas soon will be here.
The fire is burning;
the room’s all aglow,
outside the snow’s falling,
so gentle and slow.

Many young boys and girls
are on their Playstations,
X-boxes, Nintendos,
throughout all the nation.
Yet one little fellow
is still not content,
to get even more presents,
is his main intent.

Now young Ebenezer,
is a naughty young lad,
not sharing with others,
he really is bad.
So Grandfather Time has
been watching him grow,
with a feeling of sadness
that is making him low.

It is time for the boy,
a lesson to learn,
that he has to be good,
for the presents to earn.
He must learn to share,
with the girls and the boys
and learn how to give
and not take others’ toys.

Well I hope you enjoyed these little teasers

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#RubyTubeDay Halloween Teaser Pt. 1

New Teaser from Young Ebenezer

Happy Bank Holiday Monday Book Lovers. Hope you are all having a relaxing extended weekend.  We are  and of course we are also very excited about our new Halloween book, ‘Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully’ by Rose English.  Once again we have been playing with graphics and teasers. We hope you like them. Click on the images to open in a new window for ease of reading.

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Young Ebenezer Hallowen Teaser Part 01

 I bring you a treat,
a Halloween story
of young Ebenezer
and best friend, young Rory.
I watch over the boys
I am Grandfather Time,
and I will tell you this tale
in rhythm and rhyme.

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It is All Hallows Eve
and the kids in the schools
are really excited
to go home, dress as ghouls.
There’ll be vampires and ghosts
and monsters galore,
stepping out on the streets
to knock on your door.

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The school bell rings loud
it is the end of the day.
The kids pack up their books,
and are soon on their way.
With his best friend in tow
Eb leaves the school yard,
they run all the way home
with their legs pumping hard.

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With their homes now in sight,
the boys sprint to their gates
Rory punches the air
tells Eb “Don’t you be late.”
“I won’t. That’s a promise.”
Eb yells with a smile,
a little bit breathless
after running that mile.

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Boing, Boing I chime out,
as Eb reaches our door.
Boing, Boing once again,
as my hands now reach four.
The house it smells yummy,
Mum has made a great feast
and like the Grinch on the film
Dad will carve the roast beast.

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School bag and blazer
are thrown without care,
and land in a heap
at the base of the stair.
“Go back. Pick them up.”
is dads’ strict command.
“Or there’ll be no treats,
with neither plea nor demand.”

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Eb does as he’s told
so he won’t miss the treats
or his first Halloween,
out with mates on the streets.
Dinner is rushed,
and fills up his tummy.
There is still room for sweets,
and all things that are yummy.

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If you would like to check out the previous Young Eb story ‘A New Christmas Carol’ pop over to Amazon and take a ‘look inside’

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Young Ebenezer Book 2 Coming Soon

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Young Ebenezer – Confronts the School Bully

Happy Weekend Book Lovers, sorry I have not been around for a while would you believe I am actually writing. It’s true, I kid you not. So during #CampNaNoWriMo I  worked on my second poetry book ‘Butterflies & Blue Skies ~ Poetry & Prose 2′ but I sadly got off course and picked up on my #Selkie Folklore story.

Today however, I went off on a completely different tangent, but it was very productive. I actually completed the second book in the Young Ebenezer series. This time Young Ebenezer gets to go ‘Trick or Treating’ for the very first time. Sadly Jacob Marley the school bully is out stealing all the candy from the other boys and girls.

With the help of Grandfather Time and Miss Ruby Heart they hope to get Jacob to change his ways.

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Young Ebenezer Sample Pages

I am currently checking out images to put in the print version of the book, I have been looking at bright pumpkin edging from Dreamtime or dark bat and pumpkin edging from 123rf . Click the image below, opens in a new tab for ease of reading.

Page Samples

As the book is aimed at younger readers I am favouring the bright page trims at the top of the image. However, I would love to know what your thoughts are? Leave me a little comment in the box below.

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Yorkshire Halloween Book Event

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Halloween Book Event (FREE for Booklovers)

Hello booklovers, for anyone in or around the Yorkshire / Bradford area there will be a FREE book event happening on Saturday 19th October 2019. Of course there will be Halloween Books but the event will be for books across ALL genre. The event will be held once again at the Kala sangam Arts Centre in Bradford, West Yorkshire UK.

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Indie Authors & Poets

If you are a writer and would like to join the event, there are both full and half tables still  available. It is first come first served. If tables become filled then the organisers can put you on the reserve list. Click the image below to go to the sign up page for more information.

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Follow This Publishing

Follow This Publishing are the masterminds behind the Indie Fest UK (Originally UK Indie Lit Fest) but they have come back bigger and better. The new events will now include Indie musicians, poets, artists and much more. More information can be found on their website.

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Halloween Teaser from Young Ebenezer

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Happy Halloween

Were you out trick or treating? No me neither, and with the weather so damp the kids stayed away this evening too. More sweets for me whoop whoo.

I do however have a treat for you. I am working on a new ‘Young Ebenezer’ story and below is a little teaser. I hope you enjoy it, I would love to know your thoughts leave me a comment below. Happy Reading.

Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully

I bring you a treat,
a Halloween story.
Of young Ebenezer
and his best friend young Rory.
I watch over the boys,
I am Grandfather Time,
and I’ll tell you this tale
in rhythm and rhyme.

It is All Hallows Eve,
and the kids in the schools
are getting excited
to go home, dress as ghouls.
There’ll be vampires and ghosts
with monsters galore,
stepping out on the streets,
to knock on your door.

‘Boing, Boing.’ I chime out
as Eb reaches our door.
‘Boing, Boing.’ Once again
as my hands have reached four.
The house it smells yummy,
Mum’s made a great feast
and like the Grinch in the film
Dad will carve the roast beast.

School bag and blazer
are thrown without care,
and land in a heap
at the base of the stair.
‘Go back, pick them up.’
His Dad’s strict command,
‘Or no treats for you,
no matter how much, you demand.’

Eb does as he’s told
so he won’t miss the treats.
Or his first Halloween,
with his mates on the streets.
Dinner is rushed
and fills up his tummy.
But there is still room for sweets
and all things that are yummy.

Now two streets away,
Halloween started early
for a naughty young lad,
his name – Jacob Marley.
He’s the naughtiest boy,
in the whole of the school,
and is often caught out,
breaking every rule.

Jacob Marley thinks nothing,
of stealing kids treats.
He’s an absolute terror,
when out on the streets.
A boy who is bad,
and never plays nice.
Of tormenting a child,
he never thinks twice.

His plot for the day,
to steal all the treats
that others collected
after walking the streets.
But today I am watching,
And he’s in for a surprise
let us hope we can change,
his ways by sunrise.

I am Grandfather Time
With magical powers
I can enter a clock
as it chimes out the hours.
My friend is a puppy
named Miss Ruby Heart,
and together we help
children make a new start.

To be continued…

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Craggle Hill by E.A. Belle New Release

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Craggle Hill by E.A. Belle

Ebook: getbook.at/CraggleHill

Paperback: getbook.at/CraggleHillPaperback

Children’s Book age 7 – 12 years

At the top of Craggle Hill, in a village named Appleworth, there lived a woman called Eartha and her two cats, Hazel and Wart.

Now, it was no secret to the community of Appleworth that Eartha practiced herbal medicine. The fact that she could actually do real magic was always kept secret from the world and only ever practiced behind closed doors. She was what you would call a natural witch. And natural witches, like Eartha, used the earth’s resources and energy to help people who needed it. All that Appleworth knew, was that Eartha provided people with cures and remedies she’d made from the herbs and plants in her garden. You could always catch her tending to her luscious herb beds or boiling up some new concoction in her cauldron. Her door was always open to help anyone who needed it. Or at least, that’s how it used to be.

One day, after a series of vandalism and taunting towards her craft, Eartha decided to close her doors to the village. They’d taken her well-meaning practice and twisted it into being dark and evil. She wasn’t sure what had happened, or why the town had suddenly turned against her, but there was nothing she could do or say.

As the months passed by and the villagers’ disapproval towards her skills became worse, so did the taunting. And one night, after a second fire attack, Eartha decided to take serious measures and took to the garden with a spade and began to dig.

Three and a half weeks later, after endless mud flinging and hours and hours of back-breaking hard work, she stood back and observed. She smiled. She was safe. Surrounding her property now was a twelve-foot deep and wide ditch. The only way in or out was via broom… Or so she thought.

On All Hallows’ Eve, Eartha’s broom is stolen right from under her nose. Who did it and how she doesn’t know. But the one thing she does know is she is furious and finally ready to teach the people of Appleworth a lesson in manners.

For a witch without her broom, is a very mad witch indeed.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42110360-craggle-hill

Halloween Treats

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Trick or Treat: 50 Spooktacular Halloween Poems for Kids by E.A. Belle

Trick or Treat is a pick ‘n’ mix of sweet, funny, scary, and gross poems that are sure to get you in the mood for Halloween. So, open if you dare and see if you get a trick or a treat.


 

Spooky Stories & Terrifying Tales Spooky Storiesby E.A. Belle

Are you afraid of the dark? Do you shiver at the mere mention of ghosts? Do you hide behind your pillow when you watch a scary movie? If so, this book is NOT for you.

Inside the pages of this book, you will find five stories that are sure to leave you creeped out and sleeping with the light on for at least a week and a day. With stories of night stalkers in the woods, possessed puppets and scary babysitters, this is sure to get your blood pumping and every hair on your body standing to attention.

The decision to read on is yours. But remember… you’ve been warned.

Stories included:

The Clown with the Angry Face
The Tale of Timothy Thatcher
The Babysitter
Breakdown on Horton Hill
The Puppet from Aunt Patricia


Children’s Author E. A. Belle

E.A.Belle

E.A.Belle is a children’s author and poet who believes that reading to and with your kids is one of the best bonding moments in life.

Belle lives in the rural county of Shropshire, England, and spends her days looking after her children and writing. 

 She is a wife, mother, wicked step-mother, lover of all things Halloween and a wannabe witch. 

 

Visit the website of E.A. Belle by clicking HERE

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