Join Hazel Stevens at Curly Tale Books, North Main Street, Wigtown on Saturday July 20th, 11.30 am, for the launch of her new children’s book ‘Poppy is Lost in the Garden.’ This is the second book in the series about the adventures of a rag doll called Poppy and Tom – the family cat.

Hazel will be reading the book and showing the fabulous illustrations by Bianca Camilla Gambrioli. The book was published by Black Wolf Edition. Afterwards there will be chance to join in with some craft activities based around the story. The event is suitable for children aged 2-10, however they must be accompanied by an adult.

Hazel was born in Yorkshire and moved to Dumfries and Galloway eight years ago. She enjoys the peace and quiet to enable her to focus on her writing. Her début novel ‘Our Ede’ was published by Black Wolf in 2016 and is available in hardback, paperback and this year as an Ebook. Set in the 1950s and 60s Ede would like to follow her own choice of profession, very much against her Father’s wishes.

The first of Hazel’s children’s stories ‘Poppy Wants to Bake a Cake’ is now available in three languages. The books were inspired by Hazel’s stories for her grandchildren, who live close by her, and who she enjoys spending time with.