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The Author

Faye-Josephine Beerling grew up in a National Children's Home in Chislehurst, Kent. She first started writing rhyming stories when she was 25, enjoying it simply as a hobby. In 2006 she moved to Fordwich in Kent, reputedly Britain's smallest Town, and whilst meandering around the beautiful English countryside, came up with the idea of writing about a small bunch of rather eccentric river creatures and their mostly hapless adventures. It was not until 2012 that she re-visited the first book in the series (Nautical Chaos) and finally decided to give up her career and concentrate on becoming a full time writer. To date she has now completed the series entitled 'River Tales From Old Glossop’s Bridge' which includes all three titles, 'Nautical Chaos', 'A Country Ramble' and 'A Very Windy Day.'

Now having swapped the country air for the sea air, Faye lives with her husband on the Kent Coast and has one son, Thomas, two step-daughters and two step grandchildren.

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The Illustrator

Amanda Watford grew up on the Kent coast and relocated in 2013 to beautiful Shropshire where she lives with her fiancé Alex, daughter Ella, son Max, and two very naughty cats named Bert & Ernie. Amanda has always been a skilled artist, a gift she inherited from her Grandmother, and for a long time kept her talent as a beloved hobby. In 2012 she took the leap and started her own business providing bespoke fine art portraits, hand painted tote bags, caricature portraits and hand drawn cards... She is a perfectionist with a meticulous eye for detail and a big imagination, her fine art portraits are incredibly accurate and she gains most of her work through word of mouth alone. Having created promotional illustrations for various businesses in the past she has now teamed up with Author Faye to illustrate, design and set the 'River Tales From Old Glossop's Bridge' series. Amanda loves illustrative work, describing it as 'colouring in for grown-ups!'

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Author Faye and the Illustrator Amanda

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