childrens author, writer and poet
SOWING A LITERARY SEED FOR YOUNG IMAGINATIONS
As a teacher I think it's an excellent teaching tool for literacy and personal, social and emotional development. I can imagine exploring pictures and text with a class and also getting them to look into the characters. The sophisticated language is a fantastic way for children to develop their story writing and to discover/research words further. I can see this story being used in a whole school approach for book week.
(The Yellow House)
Katie is not only a talented writer, she is also an absolute inspiration to work with. Her endless energy and passion for life reflects greatly in her writing and this makes illustrating her stories all the more magical. I am hoping our collaboration on the children's book "the yellow house" is the start of many together.
Katie Flaxman is not only a pleasure to work with professionally but a truly innovative, wonderfully imaginative, extremely rare and highly passionate author. Her engaging and meaningful children's books are completely unique and communicate the internal world of children so perfectly. What is most special about Katie is the way she beckons you into the imaginative realm so elegantly. You don't have time for conscious thought, instead your mind expands and your soul transforms. Pure joy.
PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER
I like to laugh, as much as possible, whenever possible and that same rule applies to dancing and writing. My aptitude for those two pass times varies wildly but dancing has taught me that joy rarely favours talent over trying.
My writing in its many forms is simply about life. Life in all its colours, abundance and wild adventures.
I believe adamantly and unfailingly that there is more good in this world than bad and my words aim to show people that this belief is true.
Good does not only prevail on the pages of children's books, it is all around us, in every moment of every day...if only we'd care to look.