Ngaire Elder, author of The Adventures of Cecilia Spark novels, is a natural storyteller whose love of animals is reflected in her work.
Ngaire was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, where she spent most of her childhood playing with her brother and her imaginary friends. As a child, she wrote plays, just for fun, but it would be years before her first book was ultimately published.
After college and university, Ngaire embarked on a career in the health and safety sector. As a Health and Safety Advisor, she was instrumental in implementing health and safety laws in the workplace. After meeting her husband, she chose a new occupation, and became a full-time wife and mother.
In the past decade, Ngaire has managed to balance a writing career and family commitments. She has participated in reading events at primary schools in County Derry, Northern Ireland, and has taught English to young children participating in the Spanish school system's extracurricular activity programme. She has been interviewed extensively by European and American bloggers, and her work has been featured in Indie Author News, British Indie Fiction, and the Coleraine Times.
Ngaire is a passionate supporter of horse rescue, having volunteered in a rescue center in southern Spain. She is actively involved in fund raisers supporting not only local rescue centers, but also for international programs, such as saving the wild mustangs in the Pryor Mountain range in Montana.
About Ngaire Elder’s Books:
Book One: The Adventures of Cecilia Spark: The Brimstone Forest. Available in ebook, paperback and audio.
A witch, a dragon and Troglosauruses ... Cecilia's bug hunting adventure in the garden takes an interesting turn. Trapped by a witch, can Cecilia outwit her captor and find her way home? Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime and meet the mesmerizing creatures and characters from the Brimstone Forest. The story is beautifully illustrated throughout, creator Peter Maddocks. His illustrations capture the magic and charm of this spellbinding adventure. Target audience 4-9 year olds and suitable for boys and girls.
Book Two: The Adventures of Cecilia Spark: The Mystical Mountains of Terra. Available in ebook, paperback and audio.
A race against time. Good versus evil. The Sceptre of Malvado is at risk of falling into the wrong hands, and Soldier's fate depends on its recovery. Can Cecilia and Soldier find the sceptre before the total eclipse of the sun, or will someone else beat them to it? Another gripping adventure for Cecilia Spark, with lots of thrills and spills along the way.
Book Three: The Adventures of Cecilia Spark: Dragon's Star. Available in ebook, paperback and audio.
“The creature had been disturbed. Swishing its tail, it sailed effortlessly towards the noise source. It could clearly see something at the edge of the water ...The giant water creature was getting closer and closer to its substantial meal. With one final flick of its powerful tail, it would be over.” Cecilia Spark is in a race against time. Her challenge is to save the last Millennium Dragon, captured by a hideous Knight of Darkness, and reunite him with the star that gives him his power. With Orson, Ractus and Pacha by her side, Cecilia must rescue Fuego and save the Land of Dragons from an endless, desperate gloom. Harassed by crooked imps, captured in the lair of a giant spider, lost in the darkest of dungeons and threatened by a hidden river monster, will Cecilia and her brave friends succeed in their quest? Illustrated novel. Age range 4 to 9 year old boys and girls.
My Nature Friends: A-Z Rhyming Picture Book Available in ebook and paperback.
My Nature Friends is a superbly illustrated A-Z alphabet book, all about stimulating imagination, inspiring learning and encouraging a lifelong thirst for natural knowledge in 5-10 year old boys and girls. Inside, there is stacks to do. Enchanting rhymes, sprightly illustrations to be coloured in, and a splendid, interactive, ‘Field Note’ section for those discoveries your child makes while out-and-about. Parents will encounter all sorts of crazy animals they can learn about too! A charming addition to your child’s library, My Nature Friends is full of ingenious fun and will provide hours and hours of amusement for the whole family.