It began as a way for authors to introduce people to their work, and was intended to be distributed free. In order to reach catalogues which do not accept free books, it was decided to make a charge on such platforms but donate all monies received to charity. The charity chosen for "Glodwyn's Treasure Chest", was the World Literacy Foundation. They are an international charity which recognizes the link between literacy and conquering poverty, ill health and practices such as child marriage, and seeks to help with basic literacy skills through clever use of modern technology and cloud computing. Why not download the book and enjoy these charming stories, then donate to the World Literacy Foundation's work and help children around the world to read themselves towards a better life!
Contributors Include: Helen Alexander (Story: The Ugly Princess), Esma Race (Story: Horrid Rex Bites the Dust), Elizabeth Grace (Story: An Everglades Tale)
B Well (Story: Curiosity and the Two Princes), Michael Thal (Story: Signs of Friendship), Gary Winstead (Story: The Pony No-one Could Ride)
Penny Estelle (Story: The Red-Eyed Mr. Glumb), Mary Filmer (Story: Mushroom Hop, with own illustration), L Sydney Abel (Story: A Toadstool Tale, with own illustrations), Wesley Tallant (Story: Mister Sparks, the Firehouse Dog), Janice Clark (Story: The Dragon Said Moo)
Illustrators: John Barnett (Cover illustration), Veronica Castle (Sketches for Horrid Rex), Vincent Noot (The Cute Family Go Ballooning)
About the Author
L. Sydney Abel is the pen name of Lawrence Abel. He writes fiction founded on his personal experiences using that wonderful thing called ‘imagination’. Lawrence was born and raised in Kingston upon Hull; he is married and has two grown-up children. He attended Hull College, where he qualified as an Electronics Engineer. His first dream was music; writing, playing and recording his own songs. During his children’s early years, he invented his own stories. He didn’t know it then, but story writing was to become his goal, his world and his new dream.
Helen Alexander (pen name of Helen A. Rusinoff) is a writer and digital artist living in San Francisco, California. After graduating from the Academy of Art University, Helen worked as a video game artist in San Diego and Los Angeles. Currently she is back in San Francisco, at work on several new projects, including a comic book, a children's book and a dark fantasy/horror novel. You can visit Helen at helenalexander.weebly.com for updates, author interviews and previews of new stories and works in progress.
Janice Clark lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the morning fog drifting over the coastal hills could easily conceal dragons or any number of magical creatures. She and her brother share a home on partially wooded acreage, frequented by a variety of birds, deer, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, the neighbor’s free-range chickens, and several cats who hunt the area. She does not currently own (or is not owned by) a cat or any other four-footed being. Frequently-resident grandchildren and a large garden are sufficient to occupy any time not taken up by writing. Her published books include the Hall of Doors series, "Fairy Gold," "Molly the Bee-keeper's Daughter and other stories," and "A home Where God Lives" (co-authored with Anita Donihue). She also has contributed short stories to three Crimson Cloak anthologies: Glodwyn's Treasure Chest, Steps in Time, and Love Matters.
Esma Race was born and raised in the small Cheshire village of Weaverham. She has a great love for the natural world, and has always been able to sense the nature spirits which feature in her stories. She is very interested in natural healing, and is a practising reflexologist in the North of England, where she now lives with Geoff, her husband of 45 years. She is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoys reading, walking, travelling, gardening, and English history. She is the author of The Magic World of Bracken Lea.
I'm a writer, a traveler, a reader, a teacher, a dreamer, a runner, a beach-lover, and an Anglophile. I love rock and roll, ice cream, tea, coffee, and cuddling with my dog. My multiple jobs all include teaching, and I am currently pursuing a master's degree in education.
Gary Winstead, the youngest of eleven children, was born in 1948 and grew up in Pontiac, Illinois, an obscure farm town in the middle of the Illinois Corn Belt. At the age of eighteen, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served for four years, rising to the rank of corporal (E-4) before earning his honorable discharge. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in physical education, a master’s in educational administration from California State University, Fullerton. He is a roper (header) and member of the USTRC and National Senior Rodeo Cowboys Association. He has been married to Faye, the love of his life, for forty-five years and has three stepchildren, all grown, and four grandchildren. He is also a producer and director: The Pony No One Could Ride is his first film.