Welcome to I Love You, Oceanly

August brought publication day for ‘I Love You Oceanly’
the second book I have created with author Lynn Parrish Sutton.
The book is published by Kane Miller and you can find out more at this link


Beachly, oceanly, shorely, this is the book to share with your loved ones, in, on, beside,
or even while just thinking about the ocean.
Age3-7 years Size9 1/2 x 9 1/2 Pages30


Click on the picture to go to colouring pages for Oceanly!

Big Old Giveaway for 'One Word Pearl'

I had over 100 entries for my giveaway for 'One Word Pearl' and the winner is Bobbi Miller! Congrats to you!

is here 
and I'm celebrating with a MEGA giveaway!

Pearl loves words. All kinds of words. Words make up songs, stories, poems . . . and what does a lover of words do? She collects them, of course!

But one day, most of Pearl’s words are blown away, leaving her only a few which she keeps safely in her treasure chest. After that day, she uses each word carefully—one at a time, until she has no words left. When her teacher asks her questions at school, she doesn’t answer. When her friend wants to know what she has for lunch, she can’t respond. What will Pearl do without her precious words? Will she ever find them?

One Word Pearl explores the power of words to transform, inspire, and cultivate imagination. This whimsical story is the winner of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Children’s Book Competition in the Picture Book category. 

Here's what you could win:

Signed and personalised copy of 'One Word Pearl'
Original signed sketch from the book.
One Word pearl poster AND I will change the words to whatever you would like!
Signed postcard.

To enter: Share this blog post with your friends on any social media network, and send or message me with the link (email hazel-mitchell@hotmail.com).

I will make the draw on Friday August 16th at 8pm.

Good luck!



Cape Elizabeth Author Festival, May 11th

Will be at 
Cape Elizabeth, ME 
Author Festival 
Saturday May 11th 2 -5 pm. 

 Fantastic line up of authors and illustrators! Check out this link...

If you are in the area, bring yourself, bring your children, bring your friend's children and come along for a fantastic afternoon!


PS - I will be doing a doodle for every child! Don't miss it.