Exciting News!

'Eddy Feels at Home' is now available to buy!

Writing my book series has been one of the BEST experiences of my life.

It has been a whirlwind of fun and excitement all the way.

I have been thrilled with people's support and ongoing encouragement and just love getting messages from parents saying how much my stories have made a difference to their children. I have gained many new writer friends and want to give special thanks to Michael Heppell for encouraging me to believe in myself. And much love to the Stormsurfers and Boomerangers (you know who you are).

I want to continue Eddy's journey with more exciting ideas to follow.

Thank you for being flamingo fabulous!

Welcome!

Hello. I'm Sarah.

Thanks for coming to say hello. I'm an adoptive mummy to a beautiful son and in 2020 decided to write a book for him. This then turned into something much more and I now want to make sure I can make a difference and help many more families.

The response to my first book Eddy Finds a Family has been beyond my dreams and I'm now thrilled to be launching my second book Eddy Feels at Home. I love knowing my stories are touching the hearts of children and I'm passionate about helping adoptive families and giving them as much support as I can.

Writing my first book was a life changing experience. I loved every moment and each step I took made me more determined to get my story out into the world. My son is my motivator and chief editor. It means so much to be able to give him this gift too.

My writing keeps me upbeat and focused. My creative side is alive and on fire. I have a lot of plans for The Flamingo Family and want to give Eddy some wings so he can fly and be recognised in many households. I'm excited to see what 2022 will bring.

My favourite Disney quote that inspires me every day is, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Eddy Feels at Home

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Eddy Finds a Family

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Eddy's Short Stories

Eddy Loves The Seaside

Eddy has always loved the water. One day Eddy decids to share his secret scrap book with Flossy and Frank as he had always dreamt of visiting the seaside. Then starts a new adventure.

Please click here for the Eddy Loves The Seaside story.

Eddy Private Eye

One of Eddy's favourite things was pretending to be a private eye. Eddy had been living with Flossy and Frank for six months and they wanted to mark the occasion with a special surprise for him. Join Eddy as he gets dressed up in his new private eye detective kit and starts searching for his hidden presents.

Please click here for the Eddy Private Eye story

The short story ideas are always discussed in The Flamingo Family Facebook group. Anyone is welcome to be involved.

An engaging and sensitively written book

I have an author signed copy of the hardback book and I love it. It is colourful and engaging, brightly illustrated and sensitively written. It offers a heartwarming story about the adoption of Eddy the Emu. It covers the topics of biological parents, social workers, foster carers and adoptive parents which will enable children to identify with their own adoption story. The book will aid useful discussion and questions on the subject of adoption for all children.

Lorna Vyse

A fantastic, well told story

I was lucky enough to get a signed hardback copy of this book. As an adoptive parent myself, I found this to be a beautifully crafted tale of adoption that will help many children who are on an adoption journey themselves. The colourful artwork brings the characters to life and will help children engage and understand the adoption process in a simple, gentle manner.

Nick Finney

Was I lost? A wonderful insight

Eddy Finds a Family is a fantastic story about adoption. A brilliant way to show children that families are created in many different ways. The wonderfully bright illustrations bring to life the story of Eddy. It’s special as it shows how the prospective parents are feeling too. I liked how you can appreciate the role of foster carers, social workers and friends to bring a family together. This book would be a fun great addition to a school library. Hope we hear more from Eddy!

Kerry Crichton

Heartfelt and uplifting

This is such a brilliant way to share the emotional ups and downs of adoption. Brilliant writing and lovely illustrations. Lots for children to find on the pages and a gentle way to start conversations. I'm really looking forward to meeting Eddy again and learning more on future adventures.

Michael Heppell

Buy it! Kids really relate to it!

This book is amazing. Having recently adopted I was struggling to find books which mentioned adoption in a positive child friendly way. As I was reading my daughter was saying `Eddy has a foster carer like me` and `that's like me and my brother' she was genuinely excited it related to their lives. I'm so thankful for this book. I would also recommend to social workers wishing to introduce the idea of a `new family` to a child. Honestly buy it! You wont regret it!

Marie Imm