Grumpy King launch

Really good turn-out for the launch of David and the Grumpy King, the 5th book in the Young David Series by yours truly and illustrator Amy Barnes. Books are available at Christian bookshops and independent bookshops in the UK or worldwide from our online bookshop  Amy and I have also been working with Brief Lives Digital Entertainment company to produce interactive apps! They will be available for download on 10 April – so watch this space!

And in other news, yours truly is Author of the Week at Sarum College Bookshop, Salisbury. So if you’re in the Salisbury area pop in to this fabulous bookshop and check out Grumpy King and other titles. Alternatively, here they are online.


Grumpy King book launch

The long-awaited 5th book in the Young David Series, David and the Grumpy King, is finally here! Come and hear yours truly and illustrator Amy Barnes read from and talk about this brilliant new episode in the life of Young David as he gets on the wrong side of the mad King Saul. Coffee, tea, juice, cakes, colouring-in and storytelling. Suitable for children 3 – 7 or anyone who wants a bit of fun!

Venue: Heaton Baptist Church, Newcastle upon Tyne

Date: Sunday 23 March

Time: 12.30 – 1.30pm

David and the Lonely Prince ready to buy!

David and the Lonely Prince will be available to buy from tomorrow! To order your copy visit The Crafty Publishing online shop or put in an order at your local bookshop. David is invited to a sleepover at King Saul’s palace. But will David and the king’s son ever become friends? This is the fourth story in the Young David Picturebook series about the life of the young King David.

Book launch of David and the Giant a juicy success

On Saturday 4th August an enthusiastic group of Young David fans crammed into CLC Bookshop in Newcastle to hear the latest story in the picture book series. They enjoyed colouring-in and juice ‘n’ biscuits along with the story. Illustrator Amy Barnes and I are so happy that there is a growing following for our little hero. For more on the books and a list of the bookshops that stock them visit If there isn’t a bookshop near you you can order directly from the Crafty Publishing e-shop.

Amy Barnes (left) and yours truly, Fiona Veitch Smith, at the launch of our latest children's book, David and the Giant.
Some of the children at the launch of David and the Giant colouring in pictures from the book

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