Hi there, I have the honour of being Chumleigh’s writer and I hope you will enjoy our tales about him. 

The first book is called Chuckle with Chumleigh, where we are introduced to our gerbil and his pals.  This is followed by a little yuletide story called, Chumleigh and the Festive Secret, where we discover a secret about Christmas never told before!  Then we have the next book – Chuckle with Chumleigh Again, where we’re reunited with our familiar friends, along with meeting lots of new ones too! Finally, there’s Chuckle With Chumleigh Once More – the last book of the trio (and my particular favourite, if I’m allowed to say that!) – where we encounter even more new characters, as well as meeting up again with all our favourites. It’s hot off the press and just released on Amazon.

The aim of the books is to make you smile!  They’re intended for anyone from about 7 years old (although they have been enjoyed by younger ones) up to 100 years old!  Chumleigh would love it if you enjoy them together, as they’re a good family read.

Do you have a question for Chumleigh or any of his friends?  He’d be very pleased to answer you – just send him a message on the Contact Page.

A bit more about me……. The events of the last year have forced me to rethink how I want to work, resulting in a voyage of discovery into website creation, social media promoting and blogs. It was one of these blogs that led  me to Chumleigh & Co.  As I was writing it, I soon realised that he needed a story of his own and hence Chumleigh (and his fellow pets) were born. It came as somewhat of a surprise to me – I hadn’t set out to write a children’s book at all – just a blog with a difference.  As soon as one story was told, another one popped up and another and another….

I live with my darling husband, Simon (aka total support, editor, friend, ardent Chumleigh fan) in a quiet rural town in deepest East Anglia, UK. 

I’ve worked in an office for my entire career (blah blah years!)  Administration has been the main aim of the game, with a diversion into customer service and problem management (what’s that? I would tell you, but you’d be bored – I always see people’s eyes start to glaze over pretty rapidly!)  It’s not always been very exciting, but has been varied and at times interesting (think office politics).

If I have any spare time, I like to listen to music (mainly pop I’m afraid – Candy by name, candy by taste), read (my husband has finally weaned me off chick lit rom com and I’m plodding my way through a historical family saga at the moment).  I also enjoy walking (every day – not that far, but still every day), dancing (just for fun, I’m not one of those to take it seriously, sorry if my head position isn’t quite right, my apologies, but I’m more worried about what my feet are doing!) and a dash of cycling.   On my bucket list (a cliché I’m sure) is to do some travelling – I’d like to take in some more of the world – maybe I’ll see Chumleigh there too!

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