Twitter posts

I have created these promotional posters of peoples responses on twitter from reading my pinned tweet! One of my favourite hobbies is being creative in Canva.

 

Wordicle – Authors Leak

I was invited to write an article called an ‘Authors Leak’ by a cool website called ‘The Wordicle’.

This was to discuss the back story behind my children’s book ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’.

I found this really exciting to write.

Click on the link below to have a read:

https://www.thewordicle.com/serena-hassan-tap-dancing-pigeon/

 

 

Thrilled to receive four awards in 2020

What a strange year 2020 has been for all of us, however we must focus on the positive to move forward into a new year. I am truly thrilled to have my children’s book recognised in the following literary awards.

🥇 1st Place –  Green Books / Environmental category by Royal Dragonfly book awards.

🥇‘Honourable mention’ in Picture Books for 6 year olds and under category by Royal Dragonfly.

🥇 Finalist Award in Children’s Fiction category awarded by Independent Author Network. 

🥇 Awarded Indie B.R.A.G Medallion by Book Readers Association Group.

🥉 3rd Place in August 2020 cover of the month for AllAuthor.

 

 

Wow! Pigeon has been mentioned in a blogspot by talented writer and winner Rae Knightly!

The winners of the IAN Book Awards 2020 – Children/Juvenile/Teen/YA Winners have been announced. You can find The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden in the link below:

https://raeknightly.blogspot.com/2020/11/ian-book-award-2020-childrensjuvenilete.html?m=1

I am overwhelmed with happiness to have received this award.

Serena

How did you feel when you discovered your passion?

I have designed this promo below to celebrate the wonderful moment when Pigeon discovers his passion is tap-dancing. I have moments of nostalgia myself. Here a blurb from my book.

Pigeon peered down below and saw small people tap tap tappity tapping with their feet across in a large empty hall in time to the ting, ting, ting-a-ling. Pigeon watched in wonder as they moved gracefully across the floor before disappearing behind a big curtain. 

When the dances had finished and Pigeon had eaten his supper, the sun had disappeared. The full moon shone against the darkness of the night and little twinkles appeared in the night sky. It was cold and windy and Pigeon felt alone for the very first time in his life. 

In the animation you will see Pigeon discovering his passion for tap-dancing after remembering the feelings he felt from the scene he had experienced the night before. I hope you like it. Press play and imagine how he felt in that very moment.

An invisible force of pure happiness and excitement flowed through him. 

 

Finalist in the IAN Independent Author Network 2020

I am proud to announce that my children’s book ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden has been selected as a finalist in the category ‘Children’s Fiction’ by IAN Independent Author Network 2020.

 

 

 

 

Amazon reviews, reviews, reviews!

Reviews are an authors best friend!

 

Privileged to receive this B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree Award!

Hi everyone,

I have some really exciting news. I have been selected for a B.R.A.G Medallion Award by the Book Readers Appreciation Group. Here are some comments about ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’.

This is the first children’s book I have reviewed and I am so glad I did (even on a kindle the pages are cute and fun to follow). The pigeon I adorable and the story was catchy and the ending.. too funny. Not how I expected it to end.  I would recommend this book to everyone that will listen (that has younger kids, or like my grandkids). 

The characters have a charming appeal. I particularly enjoyed the alterations and onomatopoeia which make the book a good candidate for a read-aloud story. Jon Davis’ illustrations combine soft colours with powerful facial expressions that convey both the message and the humour within the story. This book gives children an opportunity to tour a bit of London, develop self-confidence and be entertained in one read. Recommended for preschool through second grader readers.