Karen Wallace

Karen Wallace is the author of more than ninety books, including the novel Raspberries on the Yangtze and the picture books I Am a Tyrannosaurus and Think of an Eel. Karen also writes for children¹s television. She lives with her husband, novelist Sam Llewellyn; two sons, Will and Martin; and two Maine Coon cats, Cougar and Dave, in England.

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Angels have the power to guide and protect us throughout daily life, and this collection of bedtime stories introduces their loving energy to your child. The tales are both magical and compelling with settings and characters sure to capture the imagination of every child. Offering a gentle introduction to the techniques of meditation and visualisation the stories will boost children's creativity and confidence and also help them to relax before a good night's sleep.

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Hang in. You never know what's round the corner.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Curly hair

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not learning how to play the piano

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Bossing people about

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Blue Grass singer

Author Voices

July 15, 2011

I have always been fascinated by Tudor times. If I could choose to be stuck in a lift with anyone, it would be Elizabeth I. With EMERALD, I wanted to find a voice that was modern and engaging.

Emotions don't change like fashions and while I tried hard to make Emerald a girl of her time, she had to be first and foremost a girl who had problems and worries that anyone now might understand. At first I tried to write the story in the third person but that didn't work because I wanted the same immediacy of voice as in RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTZE and CLIMBING A MONKEY PUZZLE TREE, alongside an authentic and believable historical background like that... see more

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