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Dear Friends and fellow adventurers Mr. Mouse’s writing journey

Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurer’s of The Mouse’s Dairy

Today as your Author I would like to share with you a Journey. This Journey is no ordinary Journey oh no not by a long shot it is the Journey of how Mr. Mouse came to life.

This tale is taken from a time when I was deeply involved in several other forms of writing poems, short stories of a different kind. I was also assisting a friend whom also loves to write but to date has not yet published her story which I believe will be loved by many of you as well.

So where to begin?
I think the beginning is as good a place as any.
I take you back now the night was the 18th of September 2012 I remember it well. I was talking online through Yahoo messenger with a friend. The hour tis was late given the times zone between here and my friend in Canada. But aside we were talking about books more so a project she has been working on for some time now. When the worst happened she could not think of what she wanted to use as her next part in the realm of mystical events within what has been shaping up to be a real entertaining tale.

That is where I came in….. first I asked her about the setting she was trying to paint into words. Then we spoke about several other ideas none of which she found interesting. After that I offered the thought of new Characters two of which happened to be a mouse and a raccoon again none of these were acceptable. Which is where we left that conversation to talk more general till I said good night; and made sleep zone ending another wonderful day.

The next morning I woke with a head full of ideas based around the Mouse and the Raccoon it was here on the 19th September 2012 I did put text upon my word document to write the very first adventure of Mr. Mouse a name my friend later gave me.

Now it was not as simple as that for yes I had the idea and yes I had the story burning with great desire to be written down. And while I did draft Mr. Mouse’s first adventure that day. I then had to read what I wrote.
This became the next stage in Mr. Mouse’s journey to you. While I was reading I soon found myself applying many of my skill as an author fashioning the craft of the writing profession. Shaping the mould into a style of story known as Storytelling. This long forgotten method rarely used and snob by critics world wide due to it’s special grammar rules, bought out a challenge in me something I was not even sure if all my skills I have been gifted with could meet.
For me this meant I had to consider these following points
1. Theme
2. Expression
3. Content
4. Visual presentation
5. And lastly if Mr. Mouse’s adventures would be suitable for all ages to read
Having finally thought these through, I then proceed with the reading of the draft copy. During this time I was now able to start the next step. Styling Mr. Mouse’s Diary into an entertaining adventure. But before I being I need to back up a little as I had shown Mr. Mouse’s tale to my friend just to see if she liked the story or not needless to say she said I should get Mr. Mouse published for everyone to read. Had it not been for my friend’s instance Mr. Mouse would have sat on the shelf along with my other stories. I am sure there is many happy children now who are grateful my dear friend is instant.

Next after having styled Mr. Mouse’s diary I began looking around for someone to publish his adventure so children could someday be able to read or listen to their loving parents read to them the wonderful adventures these two critters embarked upon.

What I found was traditional well known publishers were only interested in publishing stories from authors who had work for them for many years. Not to worry it was then put to me to try self publishing this was a new term to me and I did some research which soon had me in touch with the wonder people at Xlibris. From start to finish of each new story Xlibris and I have shared a wonderful time building up from the first seen diary to the printed book. Which involved many steps along the way. I do thank Xlibris’s wonderful team whom work with me hand in hand. Now once the book had been completed the next step was pricing which again Xlibris set as cheap as they could for you while covering all the cost of printing to taxes. I note here the Traditional publishing house’s would have charged almost double the price you are now able to buy Mr. Mouse’s series.

Lastly we come to the sharing the news with you Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers. Firstly there was several articles posted in the mainstream media which has been meet with a wonderful response. Next I was told I should share the news of Mr. Mouse online and soon I found my self on facebook with Mr. Mouse’s own page where all the latest events happen get shared first hand.

So far thanks to the love and wonderful support of Mr. Mouse’s dear Friends and Fellow adventures we now currently have these four exciting Diaries published
1. The Mouse’s Diary
2. The Underworld and Beyond
3. Water of Woes
4. Words of Paper
And that is not where it all ends for soon Volume 5 called Test Of Friendship is just a few short weeks away now.
I hope you have enjoyed learning a little more about me and the adventure I have taken to bring to you Mr. Mouse
God Bless you for taking the time to read and support Mr. Mouse

Ps. If you have never seen where you can get Mr. Mouse’s Diary from here is a link with my complements
Ken Donaldson Author of The Mouse’s Diary and Honors recipient of Covington Who’s Who 2013. The leading Industry ranking Registrar for the best of the best in Professional Standards



Children’s Books the Gift of Storytelling

If you are interested in Children’s Books the gift of Storytelling that offer more than just the standard main stream content. Which take you on worlds of adventure and offer valuable lesson in a way long forgotten by the traditions of today’s Author class then come along and try the gift of Storytelling stepping though History in each new volume with Stroytelling styles starting back in the 18th Century right up to this day and age modern grammar sentence structuring. Storytelling truly is a test of the Author art in applying the craft of writing.
Currently available

The Diary Adventures so far

Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers of The Mouse’s Diary series
What a wonderful journey we have been delighted with so far.
You may remember in volume 1 The Mouse’s Diary.
We got to share in a marvellous feast only to find the Mouse trapped inside a cage with the sounds of cackling near by. Oh what a cliff hanger moment that truly was.

Next in volume 2 The Underworld and Beyond.
We got to share in the fun and games as the Mouse and the Raccoon played and laugh during a game of tag among the candy canes. What an exciting place the Mouse and the Raccoon were treated to that day.

Then in volume 3 Water of Woes.
How could we forget just how bad the Mouse would have felt after meeting those two unfriendly dogs. The Mouse certainly has been adventuring far and wide to take us on this journey.

I wonder what surprises Mr. Mouse has to saved up for us in Volume 4 Words of Paper?…..

I know I am excitedly awaiting my pre-ordered copy of Words of Paper already. If you haven’t already call now
And be among the first to know.


Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers -Award

Dear Friends and fellow Adventurers of The Mouse’s Diary

Today I am humbled to be able to share with you this most Prestige’s award I was presented by Covington Who’s Who.

After having recently gotten my third book in the series now published and the fourth one is but mere days away I would love to take this opportunity to say a warm thank you for making Mr. Mouse’s adventure part of your life too. While we still have many more adventures to share in his exciting journey’s as the publisher works hard to finish each book especially for you.

Just to make it easy Mr. Mouse said. You can obtain any copies you have not got yet from here


or direct from my online bookstore at Xlibris




Mr. mouse say to all of his Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers May your days be bless by the same love and support you have to all his books

The Mischievous Elf

Oh look Daddy the Storyteller has come back into town can we stay and hear one of his stories pleasesss? Well alright yes we can take some time to enjoy a story too. Come gather round one and all for here is a new tale one not already told. Our story begins like this

The Mischievous Elf
There is a place where no human goes. A place filled with small creatures we otherwise call Elves. You never see them not by day, for it is only at night when they come out to play. They come to you in dreams. At time’ mischievous they can be those playful little elves, who want to lead you astray. Can you see them?
Can you hear them?
Look around they are right here beside you now, what are they doing?
It matters not for in the land of elves. Wait just a moment, who is that I see. Yes! Yes, it could well be the only elf who can not do anything right no matter how hard he always tries.

While playing among the outskirt’s of the elvan lands down near the river which ran across a lane beside a huge farm filled with vegetable plants of very kind, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots and bean just to name a few which grew inside the farmer’s land. It so happened this day the young elf had gotten a little more adventurous then he should upon seeing the water running down into a bubbling brook. I wonder what that human is doing he thought to himself as he watched the water swirling into a big pond. So quietly he darted across the lane way to the other side running from one tomato vine to the next trying to stay out of sight just to get a closer look at what the farmer is doing. What is he up to?, wondered the young elf getting closer and closer.Woof, woof, woof bellowed out the sounds of a creature he had never heard. Now looking around to see what was making all this noise oh no he cried as he looked up and stared into those big black eyes woof, woof again bellowed out the loud barking sounds right above him with odours stink of the creature’s smelly breath.

As the creature snapped down to grab the elf he felt a huge tug pulling him back sending him down upon the ground. It was now he could see as he looked up his granddad giving the creature a smack on the nose which scared the creature away. Boy get up said his granddad, now off home with you and I will have words to your mother when I get there said his granddad rather sternly.

So off the young elf ran as fast as he could not looking back all the way home. Where he pretended like nothing had happen not saying a word to his mum about what he had done. Where have you been? his mother asked Just playing with some friends, is it lunchtime yet? Asked the young elf rubbing his tummy making out he was very hungry. Lunch will be ready soon replied his mum now stay in the yard and I will call you when it is ready.

As his mum turned away to walk inside she noticed her dad making a quick stride toward the house. Oh dear I wonder why your granddad looks angry coming up the road today she commented to the young elf. But all the young elf could do was think where should I hide. As his grandad marched up the path to the house and spoke. Do you know what your son did today? He asked with an angry tone of voice. This took his mum by surprise and she said yes he was playing with some of the other boys till he came home for lunch. This made his grandad even madder as he spoke loudly at his mum NO! That is a lie. I happened to catch him in the farm at the end of the lane about to be eaten by the human’s beast where I saved his skin one more time. Afterwards his granddad calmed down and said I think we should all go inside. Upon entering the house the young elf’s mum turned to him. Just look at the mess you got yourself in she cries.

Now upset with the young elf for lying to her his mum ask, did I not tell you to stay away from the farms crops down by the end of the lane?… OH mum cried the elf in vain I only wanted to see what the humans do, really I meant no harm. No harm she screamed out at the young elf. It is lucky for you, young lad, your granddad was near or you may have been taken by that creature, or even worse those humans would have locked you up in a cage and sent you far away. Never to be seen or heard from again.

Do you know what happens to an elf who gets locked in a cage?. Yes mum you told me they turn old and gray and quickly fade away into dust. So why do you not listen to me when I tell you something? She asked. But mum… the young elf went on to say… no but mum me shouted his mum rather hastily. Now off to your room and think about what you have done she demanded or else. So off to his room head hung low went the young elf mumbling under his breath you do not love me. You know I love you my son she replied.

But why would he feel this way?. For you see children his mother’s only brother was caught by a creature not human but something else unknown to the elves and yes his uncle did turn old and grey and faded away to dust just like his mum had said. And that is where we leave this story so listen always, children to your mum and dad for one day you will be glad you had.
©Ken Donaldson a storytelling sample for you to share. 22 June 2013.


thought of the day

what better way to get a child to drift of then to read a bedtime story filled with adventure for them to dream about