WHEN little Kirsten Goodwin asked her Nana to write a bedtime story the response was an unceremonious ‘Don’t be daft’.
Nine months on, Nana has just had a 116-page story published and is currently half way into a sequel.
“I never knew I had it in me,” says Patricia Wright, aged 64, of Springwell Grove, Beighton, Sheffield. “I’ve never done anything like it in my life before. I told Kirsten I don’t have the imagination but she’s persistent and kept asking so when I was on holiday in Bridlington I sat down and gave it a go.”
The result is Kirsten And Her Woodland Adventures, a magical, self-illustrated tale of fairies, pipkins and a Nana who is 100-years-old.
And it so impressed 10-year-old Kirsten’s mum - Patricia’s daughter, Gillian - the family had it self-published to try to sell a few copies on Amazon.
“So now I have a box of about 150,” says Patricia, a full-time carer to husband Alan. “It was wonderful to see Kirsten’s face when she saw the book had been properly done.”
The Reignhead Primary School pupil’s verdict?
“I love it,” she says. “I can’t wait for the next one.”