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I began my formal writing career following the birth of my third child in 2015 when I  launched a parenting blog, creating honest, funny and frank parenting blog posts with my best friend, Louise Burgess. The blog ran for almost two years and lead to us writing a parenting column in the local newspaper as well as featuring in vlogs and posts of other bloggers including Selfish Mother and Absolutely Prabulous. Many of these posts are now available for you to read on this website, click here to read blog posts.


From there, my interest in writing grew further when I began to have my work published by other platforms such as The Guardian Online and To be honest, I was amazed that anyone would want to read my ramblings, but it seems that they do, and I continue to write posts for all of my own websites, as well as writing articles and contributing to articles in the media.


In terms of children’s literature, I have always written stories for my own children, and following their positive responses, as well as the feedback I gained from my other writing, I took the opportunity to turn my creations into stories for other children and families to enjoy.


I have worked hard, teaching myself to write, illustrate and self-publish my work. It has not been an easy path and many lessons have been learned along the way.  I have consulted with the amazing Emma Thomson, author of fantastic books such as Felicity Wishes and Princess Pearl and I am eternally grateful for all of her advice.


I now sell my books on Amazon and Kindle. I would be so happy if you bought one (or more) of my books to share at home with your children. The printed versions have extra activities in the back to keep your little ones busy! SO MANY MORE BOOKS TO COME!

It's here, it's finally HERE!! I have worked so hard, it has taken me 4 years of writing and trying out ideas to bring you the very best nature based activities I could create, and now I can share it all with you.

Naturally Creative is a book designed to inspire children and families to get outside, immerse themselves in the natural world and, most importantly, have fun together through play and creativity.


In this book, I will share seasonal activities to excite the imagination all year round, whatever the weather. For each activity, I have called upon my knowledge and experience both as an educator and as a parent to suggest possible learning outcomes and ways to extend learning further. So, if you are home educating or using this book in schools or nurseries, it will support your planning.

I'm pleased to say that you can buy your very own copy right here!

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Mary The Hairy Fairy

Mary The Hairy Fairy dreams of becoming a tooth fairy, just like her mother, but she has a deep, dark fear holding her back. Mary has a fear of hair dressers - her hair is so long and so messy that she keeps flying into things, which is not good if you are a trainee tooth fairy! One day Mary flies through an open window and right into the bedroom wall of a little girl called Evie, SPLAT! Can Evie help Mary with her problem?....

Suitable for ages 5-9 years


To buy the paperback click here.

To buy on Kindle click here.


Where's My Dummy?

Stanley is hard at work playing with his toys one morning, when, all of a sudden, he feels a bit strange. His tummy goes all funny, a bit like when you loop the loop on a roller coaster. “Where’s my dummy?!” he cries...


Stanley's mother tries to explain to him that he is too grown up to have a dummy and that she has given all of his dummies to some people and animals who were really in need of comforting, but will her tall tale be enough to convince Stanley that he doesn't need a dummy anymore?


Written by S.J Vaughan and illustrated by artist Berne Vaughan

Suitable for ages 2-5 years


To buy the paperback click here.

To buy on Kindle click here.


Magical Magnificat

Magical Magnificat woke up one sunny day, she stretched and yawned and stretched again, and went outside to play…
Follow Magical Magnificat on her mindful meanders around the town where she lives, taking in the sights, sound and smells as you go. This is a simple story that will help children (and adults), to spend a little bit of time enjoying mindful moments and getting lost inside a story.

Magical Magnificat was created by my then 8-year-old daughter, who drew the initial sketches one day after school. She showed her drawings to me, and between us we set to work making a story to capture the imaginations of young children. Evelyn drew all of the Magnificats which are hidden in the book illustrations. Can you find them all?

Magical Magnificat is suitable for younger children aged between 3-7 years.

Buy in paperback - click here

Kindle e-book - click here

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Timmy's Time Travelling Toilet 

Timmy Turner is a stick of a boy with a curious mind, which is about to take him on an adventure like you have never known. Join Timmy and his sausage dog sidekick, Mr Poops, as they hurtle through the plumbing of time, making history as they go, before returning home to teach Timmy’s terrible teacher a lesson she won’t forget…

This is my first novel for children and it is receiving rave reviews from all children and adults who have read it! 

Suitable for ages 7-11

To buy the paperback click here.

To buy on Kindle click here.

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Is Home Education the Right Choice for Our Family?

Welcome to Is Home Education the Right Choice for Our Family? – a resource that offers support, clarity and thinking space to families who are considering home education as an option. 

These are big, life-changing decisions for everyone involved, and so I wanted to write this book to help you really think through what home education would mean for your family. I will help you to explore your options, and will share useful links to places and agencies that offer free advice and support.

Written by S.J Vaughan


To buy the paperback click here.

To buy on Kindle click here.

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