Hello! Thank you for visiting my website! My name is Helyn Latimer and I'm a children's author. I have been writing scripts for many years but I have now written my first children's book, BULLY GOAT GRIFF! The book is due to be published and officially launched on 1st March 2021- perfect for St David's Day as the action all takes place in Wales! I'll tell you all about it in a moment!
First, a little bit about me...
I'm a puppeteer, musician, actor and teacher, with over twenty five years of experience working in television, theatre and schools. I trained at The Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and then later completed my PGCE in Swansea. I have also worked extensively as a music tutor with Community Music Wales and have been part of the creative team for Welsh National Opera Max. I have visited hundreds of schools, libraries, small theatres and community centres throughout Wales performing with Puppet Theatre Wales through the medium of English and Welsh. Becoming an author has been a big dream of mine for a long time, so I'm delighted now to present to you my first book, BULLY GOAT GRIFF!
I am already in the process of writing my next book and I am sure there will be many more to follow!
BULLY GOAT GRIFF is set in Wales - so be prepared to get your tongue around a little bit of the Welsh language! (Don't worry, translations are provided!) The story focuses on the issue of bullying but also celebrates the strength of friendship and support that we all need to reach our potential and to do our best.
The book is suitable for children age 7-12 years...and, well, for anyone who loves goats really!
In addition to being a gentle, humorous and entertaining personal read, it is also an ideal resource to use in the classroom. My teacher's hat is on so look out for some teaching resources that may be useful!