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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

  • Meet the Author: Eugen Bacon
    by intheirownwrite on January 21, 2022 at 2:00 am

    Eugen’s top tip for aspiring authors: Edit, edit, edit. If your first draft is so bad, you can’t give it a second read yourself, how do you expect someone else to read it? As a writer who is also an editor, I treasure good editors or peer reviewers who understand my work—their feedback helps me … Continue reading Meet the Author: Eugen Bacon

  • Meet the Author: Lorraine Horsley
    by intheirownwrite on December 3, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Books can change the world, and the right book at the right time can change your life. Lorraine Horsley Lorraine Horsley writes stories for children and adults along with non-fiction. Her first non-fiction book, You’ve Got This, Tips for the Uncertain Student was published by Dixi Books in October this year. Her first picture book, … Continue reading Meet the Author: Lorraine Horsley

  • 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