Wee Stoorie Press
Kirsty Johnson and Mandy Sinclair of Wee Stoorie Press, are delighted to announce they are one of the recipients of the Scottish Book Trust's, Scots Language Publication Grant, 2021. They wish to express their sincere thanks to them, and their panel of adjudicators, for choosing their four, Phantom the Ginger Mog, picture books for this grant award.

Kirsty Johnson, has been a Scottish traditional fiddle music instructor for many years.  She started writing in 2013, creating rhyming stories for bairns.  She regards writing for young folk to be a very natural development from tutoring in the art of traditional fiddle music - a career she loves and continues to work in.
Kirsty considers being able to capture the imagination and engage with young folk through music, words and pictures, an absolute pleasure and a privilege.
Her yarns are written in Scots and are full of fun an wee craiturs in adventures she loves to create for them.
Mandy Sinclair is passionate about inspiring creativity in children and young people and has presented illustration workshops and projects in schools, libraries and during national programmes such as;              Book Week Scotland, The Big Draw and Aye Write!                              She has her illustrations in several books by publishers including; 
Luath Press, Hodder and The National Trust for Scotland. 
She loves to share her pencil with dizzy dinosaurs, grumpy ghosties, bungling bears and all sorts of living and imaginary creatures. Sketching their paths through challenging adventures. 
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