New children’s book by Nailsea writer

New children’s book by Nailsea writer

A WRITER from Nailsea has brought her imaginary friends from childhood to life so that other children can enjoy reading about their adventures.

Amy Trevaskus, who runs her own creative copywriting agency and also set up the Blue Room art gallery with her mum Sheila Clifton and sister Nicola, has written her first story entitled Ping and Pong Splash.

Amy, aged 31, has wanted to write a book since her university days.

She said: “I had the idea for the book about 10 years ago. I described the characters to my friend at university and she drew them exactly as I’d pictured them in my head.


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“In May this year I decided I should just go for it. I’ve always written, whether it’s short stories, poetry or children’s stories.

“Ping and Pong were my imaginary childhood friends. They were positively encouraged by my parents when I one day announced I had two very small friends who lived in a clock.

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“I am truly inspired by my family and hope to bring these characters to life for other children and to encourage the power of imagination within them.”

Ping and Pong Splash is the first book by Amy and illustrator Alison Heath, which they have published along with their business partner Jeff Bartlett.

The book is an introduction to Ping and Pong and their best friend Lucy. The books are aimed children aged three-seven and it is the first in a series of 10. Three more titles are due to be released next year.

Yatton Books and Prints will be supporting Amy by selling her new children’s book.

Sarah Bruton, from Yatton Books and Prints, said: “We are delighted to be the first independent bookseller in the UK to support local author Amy Trevaskus and the launch of her fantastic new children’s book.”

Copies of the book are available in store or online at www.yattonbookshop.co.uk

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