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A warm-hearted story of family love and connection

Once Grandma knew so much. Now she finds most things a puzzle. Even her granddaughter's name has become a guessing game. As her grandmother seems to be going backwards, a young girl remembers all the treasured times they have spent together. Although Grandma is different now, their love for each other has not changed. They can still connect in special ways, making new memories for her granddaughter to carry forwards.
Grandma's days of looking after others may be over, but there is someone who will look after her.


A quirky entertaining story for middle grade readers

Mike Hinklebink's parents don't do their jobs and the house and garden are a mess. Their late-night karaoke is keeping Mike awake and it's affecting his schoolwork. Now they're skipping work to have fun. Instead of his parents taking care of him, he's taking care of them. It's time they behaved like responsible adults.
Mike needs help to get his misbehaving parents under control. Parent tamer Talibut Vish quickly demonstrates some extraordinary abilities and Mike thinks his problem is solved. But Vish is not what he seems and the perfect parents he delivers come at an unacceptable cost.
If Mike wants his family back, he will have to use his brains to overcome a foe who can control body and mind and bend the rules of reality.

About Teena


I’m a writer, reader and daydream believer who is convinced there is magic in every day if we care to find it.
Browse this site to find out about my books and writing sessions.

Readers and writers might like to visit my blog site In Their Own Write where I interview authors who share their top writing tips, insights into their writing life and snapshots of their latest publications.

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The Latest from the Blog

In Their Own Write Advice and insights from published authors

  • Met the Author: Nola Smith
    by intheirownwrite on November 19, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Nola’s top tip for aspiring authors: Keep writing. It’s so easy to walk away from writing when it gets tough but you will be the poorer for it. Stick at it. Nothing beats that feeling when you finally finish a manuscript. It’s unreal! Nola Smith is an Australian children’s book author. She is a retired … Continue reading Met the Author: Nola Smith

  • Meet the Author: Peter Papathanasiou
    by intheirownwrite on October 29, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Peter’s top tip for aspiring authors: First write the book. Peter Papathanasiou was born in northern Greece in 1974 and adopted as a baby to an Australian family. His debut book, a memoir, was published in 2019 as ‘Little One’ by Allen & Unwin in Australia and as ‘Son of Mine’ by Salt Publishing in … Continue reading Meet the Author: Peter Papathanasiou

  • Meet the Author: Maura Pierlot
    by intheirownwrite on October 15, 2021 at 1:00 am

    My top tip is that no one has the answers and , ultimately, you must go deep into yourself to work out why you are writing, who you are writing for, and what you want your writing to accomplish. You have the answers – the writer’s journey is about trusting yourself to find them. Maura … Continue reading Meet the Author: Maura Pierlot