RUBY MOLLY HAWKINS, an English author who now resides in Spain, is to have her debut children’s book published this month.
Ruby is concentrating on a series of children’s stories and these are based on the recollections of her childhood and feature the fictional ‘Hawkins Family’: three brothers and a sister, aged between three to eight years old who are brought up by their single father.
The story begins with dad and the children visiting nanny and grandad’s house for a pre-Christmas visit, on a typically cold December day, only to find that they have no decorations nor Christmas tree. But, where will Father Christmas leave their presents? Or are nanny and grandad on Santa’s naughty list. The children are determined to correct this error and will not leave before the house is decorated and full of Christmas cheer.
The talented author says: “From an early age, I was always encouraged to keep a diary, due to these entries I can recall events that occurred within my family, and have based my stories on these.”
A few years ago, Ruby relocated with her husband and two young sons to Jaen in southern Spain where she worked as an English language teacher.
She has previously worked in the Civil Service and in foster care and now writes full-time at home, as well as caring for their ever-expanding family of animals.
Christmas at Number 61, published by Austin Macauley, is available from Amazon and all good bookshops.
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