"Nobody Writes Like This Any More.... Brooks' gentle, easy-going tale in which there are no magic spells, no loud kabooms nor distinctly cliff-hanging conflict but only the quaint and the twee and the innocent and the simple, is a rarity. It stands out with its gentility. It is one I will read again." - Mister Fweem's Blog
"Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore by Bob Brooks is a joyous, heart-warming, completely lovable e-book.... It's an entirely engaging read and Brooks' powers of description mixed with whimsy are extraordinary." - Media Darlings
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From the Author
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to write a children's book. As with most of us, I never had enough time. When I retired from my engineering career, that excuse evaporated.
2012 was the right time, and Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore became a reality as an eBook.
Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore is a family-friendly book. Although the animals have many adventures, there is no violence. It is heart-warming and humorous. The beautiful illustrations by Karen Ohlinger help bring it to life. The underlying theme of the book is The 'Golden Rule'. There aren't many books like this one written today.
I released my second book at the end of 2012. This one, Ballymore Adventures, Book 1, also features the animals of Ballymore. Although, it is a story-book written for younger children.
I recently completed a fantasy short-story for adults, "Tuatha De Danaan". Set in Western Ireland in the late 1800s, it is a story of a fateful night of interaction between a villager and the Otherworld.
I am now working on a followup to Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore from my home in the Netherlands.
Cooking has also become a serious hobby of mine, and when I'm not writing, I can frequently be found in the kitchen.
I appreciate your interest and hope you choose to read one of my books. I hope it brings some joy to your life and the lives of your loved ones.