"READ IN to HELP OUT"
Welcome to the WHACKY world of Martyn Harvey, the NEW children's author who's hoping to knock David Walliams off the Christmas No.1 slot this year!
What's it all about?
Martyn Harvey released his first book "The Boy with the Saucepan Hat" in October 2019 and has been working on two follow-up books this year, as well as creating videos for YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.
"The Boy with the Saucepan Hat" has gone down a STORM with kids, parents and teachers but, when the Covid Lockdown started just after World Book Day in March, sales slumped.
"When we couldn't go into schools and do Author Visits, one of the main sources of income for self-published children's authors dried up - overnight!" says Martyn. "It's easy if you're a celebrity like David Walliams and have a major publisher and a massive marketing budget behind you but - for the rest of us, it's been a pretty tough year!"
FREE Stuff to Entertain Kids!
To help out during the Covid-19 pandemic, Martyn's been busy creating online materials (as well as TWO new books) to entertain kids stuck at home. He's been giving out FREE copies to his local communities in Eastham (Wirral) and his former home in Thanet (Kent).
Martyn has also set up a YouTube channel and a SoundCloud channel to which he's uploading videos and readings of his funny stories, for children.
Save time this Xmas! Pre-wrapped in Santa, Reindeer & Penguin Paper wrapping & 2 labels. 25 pages with Full Colour Illustrations.
Looking for something a bit quirky and very funny for a 5-to-9 year-old? "The Boy with the Saucepan Hat" is sure to raise a few laughs on Christmas day... and adults LOVE reading it just as much as their kids!
"Ho, Ho, Ho"... Go on - grab a couple of copies today!
Want to see inside the book?
Of course, the best thing to do is to buy the book (or ask for it at your local library or school library) but if you want a SNEAK PEEK right here, today, we've put together a few pics showing some of the inside pages.
The Boy with the Saucepan Hat is available to buy now on Amazon and on this web site: We hope you like it!
Martyn Harvey on BBC Radio Cornwall
Martyn Harvey talks about his first LIVE Radio Interview with Emma Gill, BBC Radio Cornwall (13th March 2020)
"I have to say it was pretty nerve-wracking!" says Martyn. "A BIG Thank you to Emma and BBC Radio Cornwall for covering my story - let's hope it prompts a few donations"
Donate here (or scroll down to Buy the Book and donate)
Running the Liverpool Half
He did it!
Martyn Harvey has completed the Liverpool Half Marathon, running for UK charity Brain Tumour Research to raise funds for research and awareness about this devastating disease.
"It was an absolutely brilliant day out!" says Martyn... "Even though I was running with a Saucepan on my Head I managed to get round the course in a reasonable time - for my age!"
Announcing a NEW Children's Author
The Boy with the Saucepan Hat is Martyn Harvey's first book for children and is a great read for 6-10 year olds.
Featuring a Boy, a Saucepan, some worried parents, a cute baby sister and a loyal best mate, this is a story about what happens when the unfortunate Oliver Todd wakes up one morning to find a saucepan stuck on his head. It's one of the best funny books for kids! Oh... and there's a Crocodile!
About the Author
New Author Martyn Harvey talks about illustrating his own books! Find out more...
Buy the Book!
The very FIRST Edition is available to BUY, right here, today!
More coming soon...
Mr Wibberley Wobberley's Amazing Flying Bicycle - Coming Soon!
Follow the development of illustrations on our facebook and Instagram
About the Author
Martyn Harvey has been writing and performing his funny, entertaining poems and stories for many years, having started by writing for his own children.
Having learned the basics of watercolour painting and inking cartoons, at the age of 12, from his great uncle - Uncle Will - Martyn has been illustrating his own poems for his daughters for years so, when it came to publishing these stories, who better to illustrate what he sees in his mind's eye - than himself?
Martyn loves writing funny books for kids and now, we are pleased to release Martyn's first paperback illustrated book - and there are many more in the pipeline!
Available here and on Amazon
Martyn's first book , The Boy with the Saucepan Hat, is available to purchase now on Amazon or right here on this web site.
If you have an Amazon account and would prefer to purchase on Amazon, here's the link: