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I am enjoying writing and recording a second series of six short stories (Imogen and Roari the dragon) for her ever popular radio show 'Suzy Cato & friends'. Flattered to be asked.  Of course writing and recording new stories about Imogen and Roari the dragon is always such fun.

My books are now available at....

No 5 Cafe Hastings

The Arts Centre Hastings

Elsthorpe Artisans shop - Elsthorpe

The Arts Centre  - Palmerston North 

Books and Co - Otaki

Or you can contact me direct.

Now available on ibooks.Electonic and paperback  5

Imogen and Roari meet

Penni the Pixxi

Imogen has a special friend. A boy dragon called Roari. They decide to fly on a day out to the woods. As they explore, they meet someone very special. Penni the Pixxi.

This is the third in the series of the delightful stories of Imogen and Roari the dragon and their big adventures.

A charming story  magically captured by the colourful pictures created by Charlotte Salliss - Jones.

Now on Amazon - Kindle and paperback

Now on ibooks:  5

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The Stone of Undurbedd

Imogen returns to Undurbedd. Her friends Corshus and Norti have been kidnapped by the evil Bagsheela. With her friend Roari, a boy dragon, they must help their friends escape and then capture the precious Stone of Undurbedd from Bagsheela, before she can master its powers.  An action-packed fantasy adventure, strong characterisation. 

Now on Amazon - Kindle and paperbackNow on ibooks:  5.


Chylgar - The Crown of Power
The second in the series; 'Boy and the wolves of Chylgar'.
Boy is called back to Chylgar.  The Emperor's Warlocks and soldiers have invaded, searching for the 'Crown of Power'.
Boy, riding on the giant talking wolves return to the Purple Mountain, site of the Lost City.
Chased by Warlocks, soldiers and the Emperor's beasts, Boy must use his powers to protect them. Can they discover the Crown of Power before the Warlocks and save the Land? 

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Imogen and Roari the Dragon - a big adventure

An enchanting story about  eight year old Imogen and her unexpected visitor, Roari the Dragon.

Beautifully illustrated, it describes how Imogen "calls" Roari from another land and how together, they fly off in search of Scratch, a lost puppy.

For 3-7 year olds.

The first in the 'Imogen and Roari' series.

Now on Amazon - Kindle 

Now on ibooks, electronic and paperback:  5

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Imogen and Roari go to the seaside

This is the second book in the series about Imogen and her best friend, Roari the dragon.

Imogen is sad because she has never been to the seaside. Can Roari help?

The delightfully illustrated story brings to life this magical tale as once again Imogen and Roari fly off on another big adventure.

For 3-7 year olds.

Now on ibooks, electronic and paperback:  5

Imogen and the Children of Undurbedd

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Imogen and the Children from Undurbedd
Simon Taylor
Illustrated by Bemmygail

Imogen's best friend is a 4-metre-tall dragon called Roari. She is about to meet the children from a land called Undurbedd, where the people live in harmony with the land.

She meets and becomes friends with two local children. She becomes known to the leader of the village and learns she is the only means of saving the Land from destruction. 

A story of magic and adventure with wonderful illustrations by Bemmygail

A story for 6 - 10 year olds 

Now on Amazon - Kindle & paperbaook

Now on ibooks, electronic and paperback:  5

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Boy and  the Wolves of Chylgar

A story of magic, adventure and fantasy for children 7-12+years old.

An ordinary boy who hates his name.

A boy who is drawn into the world of Chylgar, by the talking wolves who protect the Land.

Aided by two local children, they ride the giant wolves on a perilous journey to seek a cure for the sickness that ails the wolf packs.

Tracked by the Emperor's soldiers, threatened by monstrous creatures, Boy discovers he has a special gift.

Can he control the power?

Can he protect the wolves?

Will they be in time?

A journey of magic and adventure.

Now available on Amazon

Kindle and  paperback

Now on ibooks, electronic and paperback:  5

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I have now moved to live and work in New Zealand.

I am available for storytelling at primary schools.

Story Teller

Author and trained public speaker. I have a relaxed but dramatic delivery to bring my stories to life.

I am a storyteller of my own  works to large or small groups of children aged 4-11 years old..

I deliver storytelling sessions in a dramatic and interactive fashion to engage with the children. I want  to inspire them to read and for them to understand that books  are fun and exciting. 

Recommendations (Examples)

St Paul’s C of E School Nuneaton:

“Simon came into our school for a morning and entertained the Year 1 and 2 children. Simon’s input makes them come to life with his brilliant delivery and affable personality. He certainly inspired the children who now all want to be authors - even the boys.”


Quinton Church Primary School

Thank you so much for your visit to our school yesterday - there has been a buzz around school as we have talked about the morning the children had yesterday.  One member of staff has written the following for your  site:



The visit we had today the author Simon Taylor was very enjoyable for both the children and staff. He read to the children in an animated way and encouraged them to participate in the story while he was reading.  The children also learnt a song, with actions, to go along with the story, which helped to bring the story to life for them.  The children were immersed from beginning to end and I am sure it is an experience they will remember for a long time. Thank you for coming to visit Quinton Church Primary School.

And critically, what the children thought. There are too many to show. So here are a few from one class in one school. 

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