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 of two acclaimed children’s picture books: The Witch’s Cat and the Cooking Catastrophe, and Pirate Mouse.​

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.


Come in, take a look around, and if you can't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to get in touch.




Paperback - £7.99 - Release 19.11.20

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?



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.

I offer assemblies, interactive storytelling sessions, and creative writing workshops for children from EYFS to KS2.

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



Paperback - £7.99

Join Pirate Mouse on the treasure hunting adventure of a lifetime!

When Pirate Mouse embarks on a treasure hunt one day, something soon catches her eye. But reaching it proves a lot harder then she imagined. This intrepid explorer is determined, though, and soon discovers the greatest treasure of all.

A swashbuckling tale of adventure that proves the power of perseverance.

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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?

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