Author Kelly Louise Jarris
Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I am so honoured to be finally living the dream and sharing my stories with the world. As a busy mum of four I have spent a lot of my time doing the most rewarding job of all, raising our four beautiful sons with my wonderful husband.
Back in 2011 I studied in Melbourne and was lucky enough to learn from published authors on how to write a children’s book. Learning the basics was a wonderful experience but creativity starts within. I decided at the time to release ‘I wish’ on the app store; it was easy for me at the time to share my work digitally as I have a very talented husband who is a designer and a wonderful mother in law who is an illustrator that were both amazing in helping me get my vision for the book going. The book hit number 3 on the app store in no time and the amount of positive feedback I got from parents was so humbling.
As the years have gone by I was blessed with one more little addition to our family and time got the better of me. I put my creative thinking cap away and raised the kids. My dream was to get this done as a physical book. A book my kids could hold and be proud of. So here we are in 2022. They are all at school and I am now free to put that creative hat back on again and finally do something for myself.
I have now decided to add new pages, rename the book to ‘Wonderful Wishes’ and share this part of my life with the world again. I have a few other books in the making. My next one is currently getting illustrated and I can not wait to share that with you all as well so watch this space.
From rubber cars to cake eating dinosaurs this delightful tale is designed to take little imaginations on an entertaining journey before bedtime.
I can not thank the illustrator Rosy Sale enough for her creative ability. My hand drawn stick figures she had for reference were awful, the magic all happened when I handed her my story.
Rosy hand painted every single page and brought all the characters to life. I would have to say my favourite character and most kids I chat to love the Strawberry cake eating dinosaur.
Rosy was able to take these pictures and my words and bring Wonderful Wishes to life.
“You can see that this pair put their heart into this children’s story. The results are beautiful.”
Imagine Our Special Place
Imagine our special place is a lovely story about two sisters who go for adventures in the clouds. They get to eat raindrop shaped cookies and sip from a golden cup made from the sun.
Sophie is unwell and imagines what it is like to live in the sky. The book is dedicated to my late sister Sharlene who showed us all what real strength is.
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