Hello and Welcome!

I’m Kirstie and I am a children's author, storyteller, and creator of Telltale Tots, based in Milton Keynes, UK.

I am the author behind the Amazon best-selling picture book, The Witch’s Cat and the Cooking Catastrophe, as well as two more recent titles, Pirate Mouse, and Fish Don't Sneeze. I'm busy working on some exciting new books for 2021 - including the much-anticpated sequel to The Witch's Cat.

When I'm not scribbling down stories, I love to visit schools, where I can combine my passion for writing, with a knack for inspiring children to get reading and writing. Find out more about my visits here.

I am currently taking bookings for FREE online school visits. Find out more here or book now.​


My Books

Fish Don't Sneeze

Paperback - £7.99


A fish that sneezes? It’s strange! It’s weird! It’s just not normal! And it’s the reason why no one wants to be friends with poor Sneezy the Fish.

When a little fish comes along with some big plans to help, Sneezy’s very keen to give them a go.

But will they work? And will Sneezy finally find what he’s always been looking for?


A humorous, heartwarming tale with important messages about friendship, self-acceptance, and learning to love yourself. Fish Don’t Sneeze is becoming a firm favourite with children, parents, and teachers alike.


Events and Author Visits

Meeting a ‘real-life’ author, can spark an interest in books and reading, and boost the confidence of even the most reluctant readers and writers. It also happens to be one of my most favourite things to do.


I'm currently available for virtual school or pre-school visits, library or bookshop events, and festivals. 


Pirate Mouse

Paperback - £7.99

Meet Pirate Mouse. A rough, tough, treasure-loving pirate with a problem. She’s terrified of... WATER.


Having long since been abandoned by her shipmates for not being a ‘proper pirate’, Pirate Mouse finds herself all alone. 

One day, fed up of being lonely, Pirate Mouse decides she needs an adventure. So, she sets off on a daring treasure hunt. The treasure hunt takes her on an adventure across a giant pirate ship, where she must confront her fears to claim the prize.

But there’s a twist! When she FINALLY makes it to the pirate-booty, it isn’t what she was expecting at all. 

A funny and heartwarming tale of bravery, friendship, and tenacity - that’s sure to have you talking like a pirate.

The Witch's Cat

Paperback - £7.99

My debut picture book and a finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards 2019.

“One day, a witch’s cat found a dusty old cookbook, and it gave him the most marvellous idea...” 


The witch has gone out, and inspired by the old cookbook, the cat is determined to knock up a super-scrumptious surprise lunch for her. But unfortunately, his enthusiasm far exceeds his cooking abilities, and he carelessly overlooks some rather important information. 


But hey, what’s the worst that could happen?

A fantastical tale of magic, mischief and mishap.

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