Jude Lennon, who left her job as a primary teacher in 2014 to follow her passion for writing and reading, has since published eight children’s books.
Her professional storytelling business Little Lamb Tales is also proving hugely successful across the city and beyond.
The 42-year-old’s debut book ‘The Dragon of Allerton Oak’ was recently named among the top 10 best Liverpool children’s books and last year another of her books, ‘Astronaut Lamby’, became an Amazon Bestseller.
Commenting on this success Miss Lennon said: “Last year was a record year for me in terms of book sales and I hope to see continued growth throughout this year. I have just published by eighth book and I have plans to publish a further three later this year so it’s a really busy time for me right now.
“You really do have to operate like a small business and use all the same platforms like digital marketing and business networking to reach your target audience.
“I’ve learned so much over the last three years but I’m having such a great time. People often ask me if I regret leaving the teaching profession but I can honestly say I’ve never looked back. Making that leap to follow your dreams is really important and I’m so excited about what the future holds for Little Lambs Tales.”
Miss Lennon regularly holds storytelling events across the city and now has a regular following of parents and children.
She also works with schools across the area hosting author visits and creative writing workshops.
Her latest book ‘S.T.O.P – Superbob Tells Off Parents’ has been written in conjunction with the parents of six-year-old schoolboy Bobby Colleran, who was tragically killed outside his school in West Derby in 2014.
It is currently being rolled out in primary schools with the aim of promoting safe parking outside schools.
Miss Lennon also hosts writing workshops and is a member of Team Author UK – a collaboration of industry professionals who work with indie authors to help them self-publish their own books.
The next writing course to be held by Miss Lennon starts on June 6 and runs for six weeks every Thursday at Lifestyle Collective on Allerton Road. To sign up or to find out more visit https://www.facebook.com/