Christy Roxburgh

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Christy Roxburgh – appreciation

Christy Roxburgh

Christy came to TSL some years ago – she had written a children’s book about an elephant who did not feel he had anything to contribute. Being a parent with young children, she saw stories such as this being a way to gently build confidence and coping strategies. After some discussion about illustrating the book, Christy took that on herself too – she enjoyed creating and painting. The result is her book The Irrelevant Elephant.
One of the challenges for new authors of children’s books is breaking into the market. Parents, or should that rather b mainstream booksellers, tend to go with well-known authors who have long since outgrown having children, and ignore those who are responding to the current generations and the issues they face. I recommend being bold and trying a new author – there’s so much more to talk about in novel and different ways of approaching a topic.

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Christy Roxburgh

About Christy Roxburgh

Christy Roxburgh can usually be found reading a book. Until five years ago this might have been an edgy novel, science fiction, “Best places in the world to scuba dive” or “Navigation for Pilots” (Yes she is trustworthy enough to fly an aeroplane). Since the birth of her boys she now usually has her nose in a children’s book and spends a disproportionate amount of time dreaming up ditties to amuse her kids, fuelled by coffee. Writing a book was always on her bucket list but it was a catchy song made up by her husband which lead to the creation of her first book The Irrelevant Elephant. She strives to instill a positive message to her young readers in a light and humorous way. She lives in Surrey with her husband, two energetic young boys and an elderly, but still bonkers Hungarian Vizsla.

Books by Christy