(8th) Lynne Garner

Lynne has been writing and crafting for as long as she can remember. However she began writing professionally in 1997 when she landed her first monthly three-page column with Popular Crafts magazine. Since that time she has had 24 books and more than 200 magazine features traditionally published. Her books have been published in UK, USA, Canada, Holland, Australia, Korea and Indonesia. Her first picture book 'A Book For Bramble' was translated into five languages and her second picture book 'The Best Jumper' was recorded and aired on the BBC's CBeeBies radio channel.
In 2011 Lynne decided that a handful of books that had almost been traditionally published (you'll be amazed how many books get 'pulled' at the very last minute) would be Indie published by Mad Moment Media (a company she and her partner set up in the same year). The books they have published to include the following titles:  

Anansi The Trickster Spider - Volume One:

This book contains 8 short stories, which feature the traditional African trickster character Anansi. It is suitable for children who are confident readers or parents/grandparents etc. to share with younger children. Each story takes on average of 10-15 minutes to read making them ideal for sharing during story or bedtime. This book contains the following stories:
  • Anansi and the gum doll
  • How Anansi got to ride Tiger
  • How Anansi turned an ear of corn into one hundred goats
  • How Anansi won the stories of the Sky-God
  • Why Anansi the Spider stays on the ceiling
  • Anansi and the Witch named ‘Five’
  • Anansi and the pot of wisdom
  • Anansi and the Tommy (Thompson Gazelle)
A Spanish version is also available (Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon ES


Available as an ebook for the Kindle from:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Available as a paperback (combined with volume two) from:
Amazon UK
Amazon US

Anansi The Trickster Spider - Volume Two: 

Lynne revisits this African traditional character with another 8 short stories. As with the previous title it is suitable for children who are confident readers or parents/grandparents etc. to share with younger children. Each story takes on average of 10-15 minutes to read so is ideal for story or bedtime. This book contains the following stories: 
  • How Anansi missed four parties in one night
  • Anansi invites Turtle to tea
  • How Anansi, Fly and Ant won the sun
  • Anansi and the talking melon
  • Anansi and the moss covered rock
  • Why Anansi has thin, long legs
  • Anansi and the field of corn
  • Anansi and the tug of war

Available as an ebook for the Kindle from:
Available as a paperback (combined with volume one) from:
Amazon UK
Amazon US

Brer Rabbit – Traditional Tales Retold

If you’ve never read a tale of Brer Rabbit then you’re in for a treat. If you have then you’ll already know this loveable rogue enjoys playing tricks on the animals of the forest and the farmyard. Adults will love reading these tales to younger children whilst older children will delight in discovering Brer Rabbit and his friends for themselves. This volume contains the following eight retold tales:

  • Brer Rabbit and the Vegetable Patch
  • Brer Rabbit Helps Sister Goose
  • Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and the Fruit Bush
  • Brer Rabbit and the Pot of Honey
  • Brer Rabbit, Brer Otter and the Fish
  • Brer Rabbit, Brer Turtle and the Pimmerly Plums
  • Brer Rabbit and the Moon in the Millpond
  • Brer Rabbit and Brer Turtle

Each story can be read in approximately ten minutes, making it ideal for bedtime at home or for story time in school.
Available as an ebook for the Kindle from:
Amazon UK
Amazon US

Future releases:

Lynne is working on her fourth short story collection which features the traditional trickster character Coyote. It is hoped this will be ready for publication in June 2015.

If you would like to find out more about Lynne and her work then click here to visit her website or click here to visit her Facebook page.