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Steve Waple

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Having initially studied Creative Writing at University, the creative bug was dusted off in recent years with writing children's stories, and being both a cat dad and London police officer led me on the path to creating Charlie Whiskers, a stray cat living in London's Covent Garden. Having patrolled the streets and alleyways of Covent Garden in rain and shine, wind and snow, I know what fun a curious cat can have away from the safety of his apple crate! Charlie Whiskers ultimately came alive to give kids exciting adventures, to encourage reading and to show community issues in a light and thoughtful way. He makes mistakes of course but he always tries to be good, kind and always tries his best. No-one can argue with that! Having very recently launched Charlie's first book I am finally dipping my toes in the author world and look forward to the people and experiences it'll bring.

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Everyone knows Charlie Whiskers!


He's that fluffy ginger cat with one and a half ears and a crooked whisker, who lives in a cosy old apple crate in London, in Covent Garden to be exact.


With the help of his friends, Charlie is always one step away from fun and adventure. Join him as he makes his debut adventure in "Something Fishy", the first in a series of children's picture books.


There's a thief about.


Not only does Charlie's fat, juicy fish go missing but there's a burglary too!


Can Charlie solve the case and help his police friends along the way? ​

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