Liverpool author to host storytelling event

Liverpool scientist turned author Jennifer Jones is inviting parents and their children to attend the official launch of her new book next month.

The former lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University will be hosting an event at Write Blend bookshop in Waterloo on December 1, at 2pm.

Jennifer, who released ‘The Adventures of Markus Moldewarp’ on Amazon in October, will talk to guests about her journey as an author and will also read a story from the book to children.

There will be creative activities for youngsters to take part in and an opportunity for children to buy a copy of the book signed by the author.

The ‘Adventures of Markus Moldewarp’ was inspired by the 69-year-old’s passion for the natural world, in particular soil.

The book includes several adventures all featuring a young mole, who decides he prefers life above ground rather than below.

She said: “I’m very much looking forward to sharing my new book with children and parents at the event on December 1. I have some fun activities lined up and I think the children will adore Markus and his sidekick Quigley the worm. They are very loveable characters and I hope they will inspire children to develop a greater love of the natural world which surrounds them.”

Jennifer, from Hunts Cross, launched her writing career almost 12 months ago after a new found hobby in bird watching motivated her to pen her debut publication ‘Rock on Barney’.

Whilst initially a little apprehensive to be starting a new vocation when many people her age were beginning to wind down and enjoy retirement, Jennifer has embraced her role and creative profession.

She now takes her books into schools and libraries and runs workshops to convey important messages about the environment.

Jennifer, who continues to lecture part-time at Chester University, is currently in the process of developing a new project combining literacy and nature, which she hopes to roll out to schools in the New Year.

She said: “Establishing good reading and writing skills among young children is essential and when this can be combined with other fun topics such as learning about the natural world, children come alive. My new project will focus very much on combining literacy and nature and I can’t wait to start delivering this within schools.”

For more information about Jennifer’s latest books, author visits and projects visit the website or email You can also follow her on Facebook @jjonesauthor and Twitter @JJonesAuthor.

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