Tales from the Woodpecker Tree is Lesley’s first book and is a compilation of stories for young children. The tales include everything from a rock star tiger and a selfish woodpecker, to a sad little boy who has lost his smile. There is also a touch of magic in an Elizabethan fairy tale. Even Lesley’s cat has a starring role in one story, as does a lonely cat called Ozzie and Norsworthy, the very grubby garden gnome.
Lesley hopes to follow this book with a collection of Christmas stories, and has a longer novel for older children under way too.