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MP Stephen Lloyd praises Heather Flood's new book Mousey Mousey and the Witches Spell
MP Stephen Lloyd and publisher Rex Sumner have heaped praise on local husband and wife authors Tony and Heather Flood for having their children's books compared to Harry Potter and Peter Rabbit.
Mr. Lloyd attended last week's readings of Heather's book Mousey Mousey and the Witches' Spells and Tony's The Secret Potion and predicted the books could enjoy world-wide recognition.
He declared: “I am very impressed that critics are comparing Mousey Mousey to Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo and Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and that actress June Whitfield and leading author Jessica Duchen have hailed The Secret Potion as the ideal follow up to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter.
“Heather and Tony can go from strength to strength and news of their books will hopefully spread around the world.”
These comments have been echoed by My Voice Publishing's director Rex Sumner who says: "The reaction from critices and reviewers has been fantastic. The comparisons with The Gruffalo, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Harry Potter are well deserved."
The two authors talked to members of the Chatterbooks Reading Group, which meets in the Eastbourne library each month, and held a book reading and signing session.
Mousey Mousey and the Witches' Spells, for youngsters aged four to 10, has been snatched up both by Eastbourne paper-back publisher My Voice and by e-book publisher GA&P, who have also brought out The Secret Potion, for both children and adults.
Both versions of the books are available on Amazon, and full details are available from www.childrensfantasybooks.co.uk from which you can obtain signed copies of The Secret Potion for the reduced price of £4.99.
Heather only started writing seriously two years ago for her grandchildren and friends' children, who love the way Mousey Mousey overcomes having her pink possessions turned black by a naughty witch and then getting kidnapped by a giant parrot.
Heather has followed in the footsteps of her husband Tony, formerly Controller of Information at Sky Television. His fantasy adventure book The Secret Potion tells how 10-year-old Jody Richards tackles evil wizards, witches and the world's worst monster as she goes in search of her kidnapped brother in a far-off magical country.
Attached picture shows Stephen Lloyd MP with authors Tony and Heather Flood (right), Alison Cairns, Area Manager, East Sussex Library Service (left), and children from Eastbourne Library's Chatterbooks Reading Group.
Contacts: Heather and Tony Flood: 01323 471726 EMAIL:
Rex Sumner at My Voice Publishing on 01323 649349