Interview with TJ International

Go over to TJ International’s web page to read about an interview that I gave to them all about Aukid and Park in ‘The Return of the Great Auk’

You might just find out what could happen in the next book!

I hooe that you enjoy it! Please post your comments to me.  Is there anything in particular that you would like Aukid and Park getting up to?  Let me know! It might even be included in a forthcoming story.

Self-publishing an educational children’s book

Until next time….

Happy reading




Review of the Book

A recent review of the book by Max:

I really enjoyed learning about Aukid and Park.  My favourite bit was when the Auk and the puffin were off to Scotland.  I hope there will be another book with more of their adventures.  The pictures were great.’

Max – aged 7

Thank you Max for the photos and the great review..  I love the pictures too! I am happy to tell you that there will be another book, with more of Matt’s fabulous pictures, out next year!

Lovely to see books being enjoyed!

Until the next blog,

Julia ?


The Return of the Great Auk – book-selling

Thank you to everyone who has bought a book so far.  I hope that you are enjoying them.  There are still plenty left for anyone who would like to purchase a copy – and bookmarks, cards and stickers too! I will post some pictures of the books and accessories later!

Have a lovely day!


They’re Here!

Well, they have finally arrived! The Return of the Great Auk has been printed and is ready for sale.  Retailing at £9.99, The Return of the Great Auk could be yours for an initial bargain price of £7.99.

This book is interactive to make reading fun.  It gives you great insight into the worlds of the Great Auk and the Puffin and is split into three parts for ease of reading.  It comes complete with fabulous illustrations that really help to make the birds come alive!

Copies are available from me via this website or my Facebook page.  Contact me if you would like to purchase one.  Free bookmark included!

Happy Reading



Printing Update

The book is about to hit the printing presses – so Aukid, the last of the Great Auks, will be returning soon!

The book is split into 3 sections for ease of reading and follows a very traumatic day of Aukid’s life.  It will inform you about the Great Auk but at the same time show how sad it was that this species of bird became extinct.

Read about Aukid in the book and meet Park the knowledgeable puffin! Easy to read text and wonderful illustrations makes it the perfect book for children from the age of 6 upwards.

Untill  next time.









Hello there

Aukid is returning!

The Return of the Great Auk has finally been submitted for printing!. The completed images are currently being put into the correct format for printing and typesetting will follow.

Log-in for more news soon!

untill then…


The Return of the Great Auk

‘Quick as a flash he was in the river. One, then two. These were followed by two more trout. What a feast! This welcome meal soon led to a very long drink. Aukid hadn’t eaten and drunk this much for ages and it felt really good. ‘

Nearly there!

The illustrations are all finished and The Return of the Great Auk is having its final edit before going off to be printed.  Matts illustrations are simply awesome – you will love them!

I will post some excerpts from the book shortly and, when it has been printed, details of how you can purchase it.

Exciting  times ahead…

…talk soon



A lovely picture of Puffins taken by Greenpeace International.  Sign in to their Facebook page to read more about them!

Aukid”s Adventures

I went on a visit to the printers yesterday.   Everything is ready their end to enable Aukid to come alive through the pages of a book.  Just a few tweaks and decisions to be made at this end.

i’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Untill next time…