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My Guest Today is Children's Author Rachel McRoy

By nmurray, Feb 3 2018 01:01PM

Hi Rachel, welcome to my blog. I am looking forward to meeting you at the UK Southern Book Show at the Pavilion Theatre Worthing on 4th March.

Rachel McRoy was born in Salford, England, to hard working parents, grew up in Manchester, and spent some time in Dublin, Ireland. She works in a school as a financial controller. Her first book, "Grandma's knitted kingdom," is a children's picture book written in Rhyme perfect for bedtime and has already received fantastic reviews.

‘Grandma’s Knitted Kingdom’, a fun and rip-roaring volume that fused fantasy with magic, as a grandma knitted an entire kingdom for children to play in.

The volume was hailed a “delightful bedtime story”, and even inspired a few readers to see knitting in an entirely new light (or take up the hobby for the first time!). Almost three years later, McRoy is back with volume two in her enchanting series.

‘Flutterby the Knitted Butterfly’ retains all of the hallmarks McRoy has now become famous for, while offering young readers a new and engrossing adventure to get lost in.


Where has the lovely, loyal Flutterby gone? Explore further into the magical knitted kingdom with Ben the bumble bee overcoming obstacles as we search for our dear friend. A gentle way to introduce ideas of becoming more independent to your child in a safe, warm and comforting environment.

“In this book, we go back into the knitted kingdom to discover that our good friend, Flutterby, is missing,” explains the author. “The story’s moral is one that empowers children to find Flutterby themselves,

Again, readers have come out with glowing reviews. Rich Linville writes, “My grandchildren loved this colourfully illustrated, rhyming book and asked to read again and again. Many important lessons are included in this wonderful, imaginative adventure. Highly recommended.”

Another reader adds, “Very sweet and imaginative book. I feel it sends a positive message that if you keep trying you can overcome obstacles on your own.”

‘Flutterby the Knitted Butterfly’ is available now:

Purchase volume one, here:

You can meet Rachel and buy signed copies of Rachel's books at the UK Southern Book Show - a free event. Find out more at

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