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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.
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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

  • Meet the Author: Lauren Hackney
    by intheirownwrite on June 24, 2022 at 1:00 am

    My special guest this week is a debut children’s author whose first title is a sweet treat of a chapter book created in a delicious collaboration with her two sons. It’s my pleasure to bring you this conversation with Lauren Hackney as part of her online book tour for The Lolly Shop. Lauren Hackney lives in … Continue reading Meet the Author: Lauren Hackney

  • Meet the Author: Kristen Schroeder
    by intheirownwrite on June 3, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Never completely give up on an idea if you love it. You may need to let it rest for weeks, months or even years, but there are many different ways to write a story. Be open to starting from scratch if you have to.  Kristen Schroeder Kristen Schroeder writes for children from her home in … Continue reading Meet the Author: Kristen Schroeder

  • Meet the Author: Brendan Colley
    by intheirownwrite on May 27, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Brendan’s top tip for authors: Diversify. Write short fiction. Write poetry. Seek to get published in smaller outlets. If you’re writing novels, allocate time in your week/month/year to explore other forms. Publishing shorter work not only broadens your skills, but gives you the encouragement to persist, and stay the course. Brendan Colley was born in … Continue reading Meet the Author: Brendan Colley