Books, stories and blogs from Amanda J Harrington
Welcome to the Wisha Tree, my online home and hidey-hole. This is where I come when I should be doing something really useful, like housework, making tea or feeding cats and dogs. I sneak onto the computer and talk to my readers, write about my books and stories or work on my latest project.
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All my books are listed here, with links to the Amazon store and Lulu.com. They are all available as ebooks, which can be read on any smart device or computer, as well as Kindles. Thanks to the wizardry that is digital technology, I am able to offer my books at a fraction of their 'paper' price. I am also offering most of them as paperbacks, from Lulu.com and Amazon.
New free chapters! Voices at the end of the World.
New releases! Voices at the end of the World and A Guide to your Aspie, both available from Amazon.
When you click on the links below, you will be taken to the Amazon or Lulu.com pages for each book.
Adult and teen fiction
Love and the mystery of life, for anyone who has had to say a last goodbye
Buy 'the rain comes' from Amazon
Buy 'the rain comes' from Lulu.com
When Maria wakes to find herself confused and trapped, not able to hear or see anything, she has no idea what has happened to her. As her mystery unravels, she follows her memories and leads herself out of the darkness.'the rain comes' is the story of Maria and the people whose lives she touches, now and in the past. Her journey is not over until she can feel the rain on her face and see the rainbow of her life.
Creative writing for adults
Buy 'A Crash Course in Creative Writing' eBook
This book is designed for anyone who would love to dive into creative writing. Perhaps you used to write and it fell away as life moved on? Or you already write and would like to practice and improve?
The exercises in this book will help you learn new skills, beginning by using your own life experiences to show you different ways of being creative with writing.
These exercises have been used for creative writing classes and intensive workshops, with people of all ages, ability and experience. They will help you to explore new ways of writing and creativity.
A fantasy adventure for children aged 8 plus
Buy 'The Dark Pathway' paperback
Buy 'The Dark Pathway' eBook
While walking the dogs, Liam comes across a strange, rolling darkness that envelopes the pathway they usually take. It's over almost as soon as it has begun, but this is the start of a scary adventure for Liam, his new friend, Fran and his dogs.This is the first in the Pathway Books series.
A fantasy story for children aged 8 plus
Buy 'The Cat Who Said...Dance!' paperback
Buy 'The Cat Who Said...Dance!' eBook
When Emily bumps her head, she starts to hear her cat, Tobo, talking to her. He promises he can change her life for the better. All she has to do is listen to him. Then she misses one of Tobo's deadlines and things take a scary turn. Emily must do her best to overcome her fears in time to save the day.
Creative Writing for Kids series
Non-fiction books for children aged 7-14
Buy 'Creative Writing for Kids vol 1' eBook
Buy 'Creative Writing for Kids vol 1' paperback
Creative Writing for Kids is helps children relax and have fun with creative writing. With lots of different types of exercise, this book suits a wide range of abilities. All exercises have been tried and tested in real classrooms and one to one lessons.
Buy 'Creative Writing for Kids vol 2' eBook
The second volume of the Creative Writing for Kids series, with lots of new exercises and activities to help your child enjoy writing their own stories and poems.
A non-fiction activity and reading practice book for children aged 8 plus
Buy 'Creative Comprehensions: Getting into Trouble' eBook
A set of original, complete stories with comprehension questions, creative writing activities and general literacy exercises. Answers included, with full explanations of how questions can be approached.