My name is Shelly Mack. I am an author of three picture books and one colouring and activity book. I started writing after the inspiration came from my two young daughters. My books help to teach and encourage children. They are aimed at age group two – eight. I have another picture book in production which will be focusing on anti-bullying, in the form of a dinosaur tale, and I am also currenting working on a young adult fantasy fiction novel.
My most recent picture book is entitled, Spikey the Hedgehog: The Big Accident. This book was written as an aid for potty training but done in a way where children will not realise that. It is a story about a loveable hedgehog who enjoys eating too much. On his first day of school, he is late, and it results in a very big accident.
It deals with the shame children feel when going through this life altering experience and gives them an unexpected coping mechanism. It also teaches that help will always be given and inspires friendship.
My children went through tough times with potty training in pre-school as have many kids and I wanted to write a story for children that would encourage them to understand, accidents can happen. They will be helped and cared for, and that these things happen to others.
This book has been very popular, and the feedback has been wonderful. It has been a joy to hear from other parents that it is helping their little ones in the way I intended.
I now have a YouTube channel as well, which follows my book journey and our family adventures. Please subscribe to Shelly Mack and join us on our journey.
I love writing for children and will continue to do so. I have fourteen stories written and all planned out in a time line. For all the fans of Harry Potter, watch this space for my novel, which is coming soon. I look forward to the future of Shelly Mack Books and mostly love having fans that want to read more.
You can find me across all social media platforms @shellymackbooks and the links for my book, Spikey the Hedgehog are, https://amzn.to/34qSlmT for UK and https://amzn.to/35yr5lB for the US. All my books are available on Amazon.
I want to thank Authors Lounge for reaching out to me. You have a wonderful website and it is a privilege to write along side such esteemed company. Please have a look at my website and subscribe to my mailing list for all updates on book news and blogs. The website is, www.shellymackbooks.co.uk.
I’m Shelly Mack from Scotland. I write picture books and currently working on a young adult fantasy fiction novel. I love writing and reading. Escapism for me, will always come in the form of a book.