Hello Children’s Writers and Friends,
My name is Artelle Lenthall (AKA Journeygirl) and I am a published Picture Book Writer as well as a wife, mother and Primary School teacher. I love of the magic of words on a page and the amazing places they can take us. That is why, after all these years of reading and sharing the masters with the many children in my life, I aim to write stories which accomplish two things. One; stories that children will love to hear, read and lose themselves in and two; that the adults in their lives will love to share with them. A big ask I know! I am thankful to belong to some wonderful organisations where I have met many amazingly generous and talented people to help me achieve these goals. Notably the FAW the CKT Cocoon Club, The Children’s Bookshop Emerging Writers Group (EWG) and Jen Storer’s The Duck Pond and The Scribblers.
As for my day to day life in Western Sydney, when I am not casual teaching, looking after my family or writing, I am volunteering within my local parish church and school. I value both the opportunity to share my faith and the sense of community and belonging that this provides for our family.
Merry Christmas from myself & family. Wife librarian, Daughter 1 Junior school teacher, Daughter 2 Senior school Science teacher & daughter 3 specialty nurse. Wish you & family all the best. Alan
Thank you Alan and Merry Christmas to you and your family. 🎉🎄🎁😇🙏🏽
Nice to see your carrying on a Lenthall flag.
Thank you Alan 😊
Artelle our JS library has just received 3 copies of Star for students.
I have been invited to read to Year 2.
Wish you well.
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That’s so exciting! 3 copies, excellent😊 I truly hope you and your students enjoy and learn from Star.
Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas, a safe, happy and holy Christmas holiday and a wonderful 2023!
Hi Artelle and just a note to say I peeked at your wonderful Journeygirl and am so pleased for you and your Star! Yes, the CKT Cocoon Club is a great place to share our love of words and stories, and as always, I wish you every success on your journey. XXX David R Lewis
So lovely to ‘see’ you here. Thanks for peeking at my blog, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your encouragement in and out of the CKT Cocoon Club and I wish you every success on your writing journey too 🙏🏽😊