The Adventures of Henrietta Hedgekin – OUT NOW!

Cover of The Adventures of Henrietta Hedgekin
The Adventures of Henrietta Hedgekin: Friendship – Out Now

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my first children’s picture book, The Adventures of Henrietta Hedgekin, is published and available for purchase.

I want to thank everyone who has supported me and kept me going. The life of a writer is not always an easy one, and that confounded imposter syndrome is always lurking just around the corner. Having people to keep you on track and refuse to let you give up is so important.

The Adventures of Henrietta Hedgekin:Friendship is available for purchase from Austin Macauley, Amazon, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble, and all good online stores across the globe.

I will be hosting a ‘Meet the Author’ event on June 8th at the Guille-Alles Public library. While in person space is limited, the event is going to be streamed live on my Facebook page. You can sign up for the live-stream by clicking on the button below.

The Road To Gillyford – Author Event

Henrietta and Tilly riging on Broom over the forest. text reads: The Road To Gillyford. Meet the author at Guille Alles Library - June 8th

Big things ahead. I’m going to be holding my first ‘Meet the Author’ event on June 8th at Guille-Alles Public Library in Guernsey.

As I live on a pretty small island in the middle of the English Channel, I know that the bulk of people won’t be able to make it in person. With this in mind, I will be live-streaming the event over on my Facebook page. If you would like to join us, click on the link below and select ‘Going’. This will send you a notification when things are about to go live.

The event will be at 7pm (bst), on June 8th.

If you are local to Guernsey and want to attend in person, there are still some tickets available. Space is limited, so get in fast.

I hope to see you there.

Henrietta Hedgekin – Launch Day

Henrietta Hedgekin flying over Gillyford.

The day is finally upon us. I am thrilled to be able to announce that The Adventures of Henrietta Hedgekin: Friendship will be available from April 28th, 2023.

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this. It’s been my dream for so long, and to actually have it come to fruition is the best feeling in the world. It’s been a heck of a journey and I’ve learned so much along the way. There’s a lot more to publishing than just writing the story and getting it out there. There’s a lot of work that follows; from marketing to organising events. It’s amazing to think that every book you see on the shelf has gone through this process.

These days there is a lot of onus on social media and self-promotion. And I admit there have been times I’ve found myself muttering “Richard Scarry and Enid Blyton didn’t have to deal with this crap”. But it’s all worth it. You need to be adaptable to be in this game.

Speaking of events, I have a couple coming up. I will be hosting The Road to Gillyford on June 8th at Guille-Alles Library. Space is limited so if you want to attend in person, I have tickets available on Eventbrite.

For anyone who can’t get there in person, I will also be streaming it live on my FB page. It’s set for 7pm BST. I have it as a separate event to make things a bit easier. If you wish to attend from the comfort of home, got to The Road to Gillyford – Live event and select Going.

The Adventures of Henrietta Hedgekin will be available to buy from Amazon, Waterstones and all good book retailers. As well as direct from my publisher: Austin Macauley

I want to thank everyone who has supported me all these years and especially the last 2 years in making my dream a reality. I couldn’t have done this without you.

And before I forget. There are going to be some new additions to this website coming very soon so stay tuned!

Henrietta Hedgekin – The Countdown Begins

antique sand timer surrounded by antigue clocks counting down
Photo by Jordan Benton on

This is it folks! The countdown to launch has begun.

I have been notified by my publisher that The Adventures of Henrietta Hedgekin: Friendship is due this March.

I am beyond excited. As anyone who has had to put up with me for the past few months will tell you. I want to thank everyone who has helped make this possible. All of you have kept me going when I wanted to give up.

This is going to be the first of many adventures for Henrietta. The second book, Goblin in the Garden, is already written, and book three isn’t too far behind. Henrietta’s fourth adventure is starting to take shape as well. All of these will introduce us to new and exciting characters. We may even learn a few things along the way.

Thank you for joining me on this amazing journey. Stay tuned for updates and events as I get them.