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Links to my other websites

Hello and welcome to my world of creativity!

Children's Author, Illustrator and Self-Publisher

Singer, Songwriter, Composer as well as Records and Produces all her own music

MCPS/PRS/PPL/ASCAP Member: 853006067

Member Society of Authors, ACLS, Music Union 

I am the sole rights holder

to all my work.  

 

Here is my own adventure!

 

I have been told I have an infectious smile, I am always full of enthusiasm, and you can tell I love creating books and music for children.    

 

Yes, it's all true.   This is the best time of my life, although mega lots of hard work, continually learning new things.  It has been said that when I am quiet I am usually being creative!   

I worked commercially within the rail industry for many years, while bringing up my family.  Those of you who remember I was even a Telex Operator!

After publishing 12 books, 7 of which are for the 'Theo The Yellow Bird' Children's Adventure Series, writing 43 plus songs and soundtracks as well as all my artwork.  

 

My office is getting too small and I need more space!   I am usually bare foot at any opportunity, love bubbles and anything that twinkles.   There are two parts to my creativity.    I have placed links to my other creative websites above, so you can get a flavour of all my work.

 

Part 1

Children's Books with Free Sing-along Music with lyrics

I am usually busy juggling all these things and love every moment.  I am often found chatting about my projects on local radio stations such as BBC UK and on occasions across the pond on iHeart USA.  

 

I also enjoy sharing sneak previews of my work before release to my loyal fans, subscribers, family and friends who are all very special to me.

Year 2020 My writing career started

During the pandemic I quickly realised that it was important to consider our children's well-being and mental health and knew that during this time I could make a difference and decided to use these skills to create books with music to bring a little sunshine into our children's homes.  

 

As a mum I know how important it is to keep the children occupied and stimulated and that is how Theo The little Yellow Bird was born.   The concept is that Theo will travel on adventures taking children all around the UK and who knows where he will end up in the world eventually!!

Having already learnt how to commercially release my original songs and soundtracks as a composer, recording engineer and singer-songwriter, I thought let's make this book thing happen!! 

 

Raring to go with so many ideas I have decided to go down the self publishing route, which is not an easy route to take, but I am very very proud of what I have managed to achieve in such a short time.

Year 2021 Determination and Confidence.

I realised that with great determination I was confident that my extensive and continued research enabled me to publish my brand-new series of children's books.

 

I also thought I would go one step further and created a unique sing-a-long songs for each book, which are available to stream on most platforms or there are free MP3 downloads available from this website.  In each book you will also find

  • A quick quiz to to see how observant the children have been. 

  • Hidden characters within the illustrations for the children to count and find. 

 

All my books are registered with the British Library and for sale on this website as well as online at Waterstones and so excited to tell you they are now selling around the world in such a short time.

Year 2022  Exciting times ahead!

I have been commissioned to write to TWO books in the Theo series.  One with a book launch later this year and the other Easter 2023.  

Guest speaker at the Wiveliscombe Literary Festival in Somerset 18/09/2022 (Near Taunton)

Taken part in three Queens Jubilee Events

Performed in numerous private events and festivals

All my books and music are travelling around the world

I have been invited to take part in a few radio interviews

I hope you are excited too, so feel free to subscribe and I will keep you up to date which my progress.

PART 2  

Dawn's Music Profile

2017    I started singing commercially.

Music has been a big part in my life growing up as a child with my father singing in night clubs in the Welsh Valleys.  In the late 50's early 60's my father became runner-up in a famous talent show 'Opportunity Knocks'.

I am Welsh so of course I can sing!.  I come from a mining family in South Wales.  Studied Business and Enterprise at The University of South Wales, UK. 

 

I have been born with a natural percussion ability and love bashing the hell out of my acoustic drums.  

 

In my youth I was a World Champion lead drummer in a Jazz marching band.    

 

I record and produce all my music and I also sing on the tracks as well.

My music is influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Rag and Bone Man, Bjork, Ed Sheehan and Chris Rea to name a few.

 

As a soprano, I enjoy singing old jazz classics from the American song book as well as my own songs and have been told I have a beautiful rich tone. 

 

I have a saying 'Do Nothing and Nothing Happens' and I have recently released a song about this.  I also believe that 'All genres have a hint of genius and they can give us all something to think about and enjoy and of course.  I love getting together with family and friends and having a dance and sing along always.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

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ELECTRONIC SONGS


* ZAP 
* BOOM 
* BOSH 
* EARTH VS MARS
* PROJECT 21
* PROJECT 22

SOUNDTRACKS

* LEGACY
* GIFT OF LIFE
* JAPAN
* BLUEBELL

* BOTTLES
* BUTTERCUP
* DAISYCHAIN
* EXERCISE
* INDIAN DANCE
* JUST BROWSING
* MOVIE7
* PRIMROSE
* RACEDAY
* HELICOPTER
* DANDELION
* FIGTREE
* FRESHIA
* JOURNEY
* ROSES

 

GENERAL SONGS


*  NOTHING HAPPENS
* THE BEAT
* VALENTINE
* TWO LEFT FEET
* REGGAE MAN
* IM YOUR WOMAN
* MY SONG
* BUTTERFLIES
* BEAUTIFUL FRIEND
* SOLDIER
* MAYLER
* CASTLE IN GALWAY
* GET YOURSELF OUT THE RUT
* MY GUITAR MAN
* DANCE WITH ME
* HOLIDAYS
* LAZY DAYS
* IM NO FOOL

CHRISTMAS SONGS

* THEO THE YELLOW BIRD XMAS SONG 
* SANTA GOT THE HICCUPS 

* SANTAS GUITAR
* SANTAS BOOTS


 

ALBUMS 

* ROMANTIC SONGS 
* DENNIS (DEDICATED TO MY DAD)

CHILDRENS SONGS  


* THEO THE YELLOW BIRD BOOK 1 SONG
*THEO THE YELLOW BIRD BOOK 2 SONG
*THEO THE YELLOW BIRD BOOK 3 SONG
*THEO THE YELLOW BIRD BOOK 4 SONG
*THEO THE YELLOW BIRD BOOK 5 SONG
*THEO THE YELLOW BIRD BOOK 6 SONG
*THEO THE YELLOW BIRD BOOK 7 SONG
*THEO THE YELLOW BIRD COLOURING BOOK XMAS SONG

MORE TO COME LATER THIS YEAR!

* RAINBOW ROCKSTAR

* JUMPING JACK (FOR EASTER)