New Children's Book Launched for Charity by Scottish Author Julie Hodgson, Out in Time for Christmas

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Polly Mae is out. Why not take a journey with this little Scottish girl and find out what she gets up to in a small fishing village in North east Scotland?

Julie Hodgson, a 44-year-old author now living in Scotland, has finally produced her third children's book. From what supposed to be have been a short 300-word story for the Times in Kuwait way back in 1989 became the novel Polly Mae. Her work with the Times newspaper fueled her ideas for stories, mainly for ex-patriot children living out in Kuwait. She was known as the "storyteller" and read her stories to the children of diplomats and schools and oil companies.

Julie has been writing for 25 years and has two children age 18 and 21. The character of her novel was taken from when her daughter Sarah was a little girl. Most of the stories written are based upon real children that she has met in the countries she has visited over the past 25 years. There have been several book signings one of them at Gordonstoun School, where she gave a talk.

The story just snowballed and she could not stop writing it, and Polly Mae was bought to life in a book. She has written over 200 stories and poetry for newspapers and magazines around the world. Her first two books the world around the corner, published By Steading Publishers and Miniature horse tales were illustrated by her daughter Sarah when she was only 15. The proceeds from the world around the corner went to the cancer research fund in memory of her father passing away from Cancer in 1993.

The character Polly Mae, an 11 year old from Portsoy Scotland, finds something strange near the beach. It sets off an adventure leading across Europe, and to a family still torn apart by the Holocaust and the Second World War. This is not a fantasy world: She is just an ordinary girl, with her mum at home to look after her, as it should be.

Polly Mae is in Paper back and has 116 pages, black and white illustrations by the author herself.

The book is available to order at book stores worldwide, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Tesco, Waterstones and Lulu.com .

The chosen charities are The Anthony Nolen Trust and the Juvenile diabetic trust. The paper back isbn is 1-4116-2407-6 or a special hard back edition is now available ISBN is 1-4116-6340-3 You can email the author directly or visit the site which directs you to the publishers.

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