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Ruth Whenham

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Ruth Whenham began her career as a freelance writer a short time before reaching her 40th birthday. To say it was something of a mid-life crisis would be absolutely true! A graduate of Human Psychology and a former employee of the National Health Service, Ruth now splits her time between writing, looking after her family (she has two children) and volunteering at her local Citizens' Advice Bureau.

Ruth combines jaunty rhyming verse, humour and great characters to create stories that are entertaining for young children and for their parents alike!

To date, Ruth has published six children's picture books; all of which have been illustrated by talented artist, Emma K.L. Hunt.

Here is a brief summary of Ruth's six books:

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Ruth Whenham I have been most fortunate because story ideas for my children's picture books have come to me quite easily so far. However, when I studied Creative…moreI have been most fortunate because story ideas for my children's picture books have come to me quite easily so far. However, when I studied Creative Writing with the OU I did struggle with writer's block on occasion. A couple of the tips that I was given there did prove useful.

One thing you can do is to open a random book at a random page and read the first full sentence. From there, see if you can develop a story or an idea. Secondly there is the free association technique. This is where you write down the first things that occur to you, and just let your mind wander and see what ideas this triggers.

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Ruth Whenham There are so many things but here is my shortlist.
• Creating a story and developing an idea is satisfying and totally absorbing. Once you get…more
There are so many things but here is my shortlist.
• Creating a story and developing an idea is satisfying and totally absorbing. Once you get immersed in your writing it's amazing how quickly the time just flies by.
• Holding a copy of your book for the first time and thinking, "I wrote that!", is the best feeling.
• Being a writer is a complete business enterprise. You have to learn to become an 'expert' in internet marketing, website design, distribution options, cost analysis, understanding publishing contracts and much more. In my experience, this variety makes the job of being a writer even more interesting.
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My Crazy Purple Pen

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Captain Sillyvoice and the ...

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Captain Sillyvoice Takes to...

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The Day My Teacher Came to Tea

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Birthday Cake Disaster

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Picture Picture On Tuesday this week I had the pleasure of reading my latest Captain Sillyvoice adventure to over 50 children at a series of workshops held at Marston Vale Country Park . The children were absolutely brilliant and joined in with all the actions and singing, including -

Learning to speak in a silly voice like the Captain
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The Day My Teacher Came to Tea by Ruth Whenham
"The Day My Teacher Came to Tea by Ruth Whenham was a funny and cute book. Matt’s has the meanest teacher in the whole school. Because he keeps playing pranks on her, she decides to go for tea at his house in order to talk to his parents. However t..." Read more of this review »
My Crazy Purple Pen by Ruth Whenham
" Such a cute story. Purple Pen goes around writing sarcastic and (somewhat) rude notes. He says what people want to say, but are afraid to. Turns out that he's doing that because he's lonely, so his owner fixes him up with a pretty pink (female) p..." Read more of this review »
My Crazy Purple Pen by Ruth Whenham
"This book was recently entered and was a finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Star Rating 5 stars
Number of Readers 28

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‘I loved the fact it was narrated in verse, always the best in a young chi..." Read more of this review »
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" The Day My Teacher Came to Tea is a fun-filled children's picture book for ages 4-8 years. FREE until Saturday 9 August.

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" Charity wrote: "Thanks Ruth! I'll be sure to check them out! =)"

Yes, please do! I have taken a look at your books. Great reviews! Best of luck to you.
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