Hi there and welcome to my Bookshop 😊
My name is Gillian Young and I write children's middle-grade fiction.
Two of my passions are books and dogs, so it seemed the perfect natural progression to become an author of books that are related to the special and treasured bond between humans and their canine companions.
My debut book is entitled, POPPY ON SAFARI. It stars my own crazy cream retriever called Poppy. The story is aimed at children between the ages of 6 - 10 years - but I've had adults contact me saying how much they enjoyed Poppy's story too!
In November 2020, my second book, TAMMY AND WILLOW, was published. This is a story with a supernatural twist and is aimed at MG and YA readers. The main characters are based on my two beautiful border collies, who are sadly no longer with us, but their memory is very much still alive and continues to make us smile to this day.
Currently, I am working on a sequel to POPPY ON SAFARI, which I'm hoping will be released in 2022.
All books are illustrated by me. I guess I should say that I have three passions, not just two - the third being drawing. Like reading a good book, I find drawing takes me out of myself and is a perfect form of relaxation.
Here are a few reviews of my books:
"I really, and I mean really loved this book to the point where I got addicted and read it for ages!... This was an amazing book and this is not the only time I will read it!!!"
- GOODREADS UK
"This was such a charming, cute story. It tells the tale of Poppy, a rather greedy Golden Retriever.... I really enjoyed this tale. For younger readers, I am sure that it will capture their imaginations."
- GOODREADS UK
"Oh what a beautiful read, there is, love, laughter, friendship, and tears. Any young girl or boy can relate to the love of our four-legged friends told in this wonderful story." - GOODREADS UK
"The storyline is brilliant. I laughed, I got scared, I was nervous at times, I was hopeful, I felt love, and so on... The characters learn a lot about life, the ups and down.... It's written in a very vivid language, so when you start reading you're drawn into the story and can't stop reading until you've turned over the last page and finished the book.
- MATADOR PUBLISHING BOOKSHOP.