Welcome!

Hello. I'm Sarah.

It's great to have you here and thank you for taking the time to drop by. I'm delighted at the response to my first book Eddy Finds a Family and love knowing my book has touched the hearts of many children. I'm passionate about helping and supporting adoptive families and am focused on making a difference.

I have always been creative and loved art at school; although my life took more of a corporate direction and I worked in Retail, Human Resources and the NHS for much of my career.

Writing a book has been a life changing experience. I loved every moment and each step I took made me more and more determined to get my book out there into the world. My book is a tribute to our adoptive son which also helped as a motivator. It means so much to be able to give him this gift as his mummy. 

I'll be starting my own business as a book coach in September 2021 as I want to help people fulfil their dream of becoming an author, as I know how good it feels. It is THE BEST feeling. Also having been coached myself I know it has made such a huge difference to my own life. In the last year I've had many conversations with people wanting to write a book but don't know where to begin or can't find the motivation. Having some direction and accountability definitely helps and I can offer that guidance.

My writing now keeps me upbeat and focused. My creative side is alive and on fire at the moment. I have a lot of plans for The Flamingo Family, am keen to help more families and want to give Eddy some wings so he can fly. I'm excited what 2021 will bring.

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

Exciting News!

'Eddy Loves the Seaside' is now available to download for free.

'Eddy Private Eye' is still available to read and enjoy.

Please scroll down this page to Eddy Shorts and click on the links to download the free PDF for each story. We would love to know what you think.

I have been delighted by all the support I have received, with over 100 reviews on Amazon and love seeing the wonderful photos of children enjoying Eddy.

I am loving the interaction of the The Flamingo Family Facebook group as we chat, get to know each other and I announce some new ideas.

The second book is in production and thanks to all the votes I am pleased to announce it will be called 'Eddy Feels at Home'. The story will show Eddy settling in with his new family and how this can be challenging and rewarding.

I appreciate everyone’s ideas and engagement. Please keep them coming.

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Eddy Loves The Seaside

*EXCITING NEWS* New story just been added.

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