A lifelong love of stories, from Greek Mythology to present day, I have collected stories told, passed on orally from all over the world. In 1988 I studied Homer Poetry and Society, later spending a day with trainee nursery nurses, presenting a talk on the importance of storytelling. In 2018 following the publication of Thomas P Nutt's After School Secrets, I visited Newton Abbot Library, taking part in their Halloween Day event, reading to children, signing gift copies of soft back editions and gifting hardcover copies to the winners of the fancy dress competition. Last summer, I was invited to attend the Buckfast Abbey Children's Book Festival which was hugely enjoyable and successful. I am looking forward to World Book Day at Broadhempston Primary School. I hope my stories will raise awareness of ongoing conflict in the English countryside and the importance of conserving woodland for our environment and wildlife.for future generations. Grindleford Jack (The Milk Horse) is a story told to me in 2010 about how an entire village at the onset of WW1 conspired to save the milk horseJack being taken to aid the war effort in 1914.. Jack's hoof sits on her mantelpiece, preserved Iin glass.. I would love to hear from you if you are interested in booking me for a visit to your school. I am able to visit schools in North Surrey, London, Devon, Dorset, Somerset.
Recent School Visit
"Thank you again Coral making our world book day more interesting. The children had a great day and enjoyed writing their stories" (Broadhempston Primary School, Devon).
I have written four storybooks to date.