The Adventures of Angel-Louise & Friends Limited
Hello and welcome, My name is Julie, trained Librarian and children’s book author/self-publisher living here in Port Chalmers. I’ve always wanted to write children’s books so in 2012 I took the plunge and started writing stories about my Samoyed dog ‘Angel-Louise’. We moved here from Australia and set up home to find there were a lot of other little animals living at the house: Harry the Hedgehog, Tabatha the little brown Mouse, Bertie the Albatross, Sammie the Seagull, Merlin the ginger Cat and Shelly and Cedric Snail. The stories are based around ‘Angel-Louise’ and her friends and the adventures they have together. My stories are based on old fashioned values around love, loyalty, honesty, faith, telling the truth, respect for oneself, friends, and friend’s parents. Through our stories we teach the children that friendship comes in many shapes and sizes and that it’s ok to have friends who are different to us. In Book 3, I included a character in a wheelchair. This was to teach children that disability is no barrier to friendship. I’ve published three books so far, with another two in draft form. Every second book features community members from Port Chalmers who play ‘characters’ in the book. They stay in ‘character’ when the children see them in the street. This brings such delight to the little folk and adds depth and the human element to my story lines. In book 2 ‘Merlin’s Magical Door To Nowhere’ I featured our local Policeman who came on board as a ‘character’ who saved ‘Harry’ the Hedgehog from the sheep rustlers. Policeman Steve is still mobbed by 6 year olds in the street for saving Harry. It is a privilege to have many of the Port Chalmers community wanting to play ‘characters’ in my books. Book 4 will feature our Tug Boat Captain: Captain Mike, our only female fire volunteer Fire woman: Stella, Policeman: Steve (again) Postie: Greg, as well as ‘Angel-Louise & her Friends, as they solve mysteries and have lots of adventures around the Otago Harbour. The books start off for the really little folk (2-3) then progress upwards. My books grow up with your children. Book 2 (3-6) and Book 3 (5-8) . We also have merchandise to support the books as well as a Facebook Page and Website. We are thrilled that children all over the world are reading our stories and we thank you for including your children as well in our Adventures!
1. Payment via direct debit, Pay Pal or credit card via our website. 2. Books will be posted to you.