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About the Author

Joanne Creed is a children's author from Ipswich, Queensland. She was a finalist in the Share Your Story Christmas Competition in 2018. Her short story, Laney's Gingerbread House, is featured in their inaugural publication, entitled It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.
The Shop on the Corner is her first picture book. It was illustrated by award winning illustrator Ester de Boer and published by Little Steps Publishing. 
Joanne is also a wife, mother, midwife, neonatal nurse and child advocate. It is her ultimate goal to reach out to others through her books.

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Joanne Creed

Storyteller at Heart

I’ve always been a dreamer, someone  who's totally happy to be in my own little world.  I  have a clear memory of myself as a child, wandering around trying out character names and story titles by muttering them under my breath. I often find the questions, what if...and just suppose...irresistible. There is nothing more guaranteed to fire up the imagination! In this way, stories can be found in the most unexpected or unlikeliest of places...

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The Shop on the Corner is a whimsical tale about Frieda, a young girl whose dreams come true one special Christmas. As Frieda peers through the window of the mysterious Shop on the Corner, it seems a world apart, a wondrous place, a place where anything is possible. When Frieda gathers the courage to push open the door, she is swept along on a magical journey where Christmas decorations and toys come to life. She takes flight on a flying horse through the starry sky, high above her cares. Then when Frieda finally returns home, it is to find waiting for her, the best Christmas surprise ever...

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Christmas Anthology

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Share Your Story

Inaugural publication

From the authors and illustrators of Share Your Story comes a delightful collection of short stories and poetry celebrating the spirit of Christmas. 

From Santa in his underwear to Christmas rules, from a missing star to Christmas bellyaches, this anthology is packed with Yuletide happiness that will bring a smile to all faces during the most magical time of the year.

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