Welcome to my creative world. Thanks for stopping by. Why don't you grab a steaming cup of coffee and stay a while? Go ahead and relax, put your feet up and take a sip while you read some stories. Check out all the projects I've got in the works, and you'll likely find out what makes me tick in the process. Don't be shy, make yourself at home.
THE BIG OL' BIKE
Big things are happening in Little Springs…
Everything about Oliver is small, from his footprint to his glasses—and a trio of bullies never let him forget it. When Oliver receives a special old bike for his birthday, he rides tall for the first time. But, the meanest bully in school doesn’t like that at all. Oliver finds himself challenged to a race. Now, he’ll have to be bigger than he ever imagined in order to prove heroes come in small packages too.
For ages 7 - 10.
Longer than average for this age range, The Big Ol' Bike is meant to be transitional between chapter books and middle grade novels. Themes of bullying, friendship, and finding confidence are explored within this story.
AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.
GREAT NEWS FOR CANADIAN BUYERS:
Signed paperback copies are available for order directly from me!
Click the button below to order via the contact form.
Price: $20.00 (includes personalization, a custom bookmark & sticker, and shipping fee for one book). If ordering multiples, a $10.00 parcel charge will apply, so make it worth your while and grab a few for friends and family. This price is applicable to Canadians only, BUT, if you're from outside Canada and want a signed copy, I'm happy to help. Just contact me using the same form, and we can work something out.
Thank you for the support, and I hope you will enjoy reading!
For local residents of Portage la Prairie, MB, the cost is $17.00 and I will hand-deliver your book.
Payments are accepted via PayPal or Etransfer.
Please specify how you'd like to pay, how many copies, what kind of personalization you'd like (if not specified, the default is an author signature), and include your shipping address when ordering.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
- Pablo Picasso -
You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it..
- Robin Williams -
My little spark of madness shows itself in many different creative forms - and perhaps a smidge in my sense of humor too. It causes all kinds of wonderful mischief in my life. I absolutely love the quotes above. I encourage everyone out there to find your own unique spark. When you do, embrace it, nurture it, and let it grow - for it makes us who we are.
BIG OL' BIKE COLOURING CONTEST!
AND THE BIG OL' BIKE COLOURING CONTEST WINNERS ARE... *drum roll*
Isabelle, Landyn, and Bob-Aaron Ngan! 🥳 Congratulations!
The winners were drawn randomly today.
A signed copy of The Big Ol' Bike will be headed your way, and I hope you'll enjoy it.
Your entries are featured below - the very first three!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to colour a picture and send it in. And to the parents and teachers who joined in on the fun, helping their kids participate. I adored seeing ALL of the unique and colourful entries that rolled in.
The Big Ol' Bike is available now on Barnes & Noble, my publisher BookLocker.com, and Amazon.com. It will also be available very soon on Amazon.ca (for Canadians), so make sure to add it to your wish lists. 😉
THE CONTEST STARTS OCTOBER 25, 2020.
The Big Ol' Bike colouring page is available for free download below. Keep scrolling down and you'll see where I'm posting some of the incredible artwork I receive. :)
Enjoy the fun Halloween themed sketch of Oliver I created just for this contest!
THREE signed copies of The Big Ol' Bike will be given away.
I'm eagerly awaiting completion of the last steps prior to publication. The book will be out soon!
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Winners will be randomly chosen on December 1st, 2020, and notified via email. Winning entries will also be announced here, and on Rachael Clarke's social media pages.
Once you've coloured your picture, make sure to send it back to be entered into the contest.
Email each entry as an image file (i.e. JPEG or PNG) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Also include your name, age, where you live, and your preferred contact details**
Entries will be accepted until midnight on November 30th, 2020.
*CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*