In 2014 at 17 years old my first book was published about Little Alf – ‘The magical adventure of Little Alf – The discovery of the wild pony’ after Little Alf gained a large online following, with my blog posts getting longer and longer the only solution was to write a children’s book about him and his adventures. After the success of the first book, I went on and published a second book about Little Alf in 2015 ‘The magical adventure of Little Alf – The Enchanted forest’ and then later that year published a Christmas sequel ‘Little Alf the magic helper.’ In 2015 at 18 years old we received 3 amazing awards for the Little Alf books and gained recognition across the UK and international press, which is where we were picked up by a literacy agency and publishing company in London.
In 2016 my fourth children’s book was published about Little Alf – ‘The magical adventure of Little Alf – The secrets in the wood.' Little Alf's following had grown even more and he was beginning to get recognised all over the world.
In 2017 Little Alf and I received a very special award from HRH Princess Ann for ‘Long-term recognition’ towards the RDA – Riding for the Disabled Association. This was an amazing honour and priviledge.
In October 2017 mine & Little Alf’s memoir was published with Little Brown Publishing, ‘Little Alf – the true story of a pint size pony who found his forever home’ the book covers all of Little Alf’s cheeky adventures and how he became an online star, it also includes our journey from the moment Little Alf came to live with me to our current life today. The Memoir was instantly one of amazon's 'Best Selling' books of 2017.
In Summer 2017 we opened up the first Little Alf shop located in 'Leyburn' the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the shop has now been open over a year and in 2018 we welcomed our first overseas visitors.
In 2018 Little Alf's 7th and 8th book got published. The 8th book was 'Little Alf and the christmas wish' which was released on Saturday 1st December and sold out before it hit the shelves! 2018 also saw Little Alf's Memoir get published in german and so far the response has been amazing...
Also In 2018 Me and Little Alf became 'Brooke' #EveryHorseRemember ambassadors. Brooke is an international equine charity which foucuses on the welfare and care of donkeys, horses and mules. Throughout 2018 we worked hard to help raise awarness for the chairty through teaming up with a local artist 'Stacey moore' who drawed Little Alf. The Origional sold for £1,200 with all funds going to Brooke. We also created a range of clothing called 'The Purple poppy clothing' with 20% of every sale going to Brooke. In December 2018 it was a priviledge to attend Brooke's christmas carol service in London, meet Her Royal Highness the Duchess of cornwall and recieve an award from Petra Ingram chief executive at Brooke for our work as ambassadors for 2018.
After a busy year we are enjoying some time off over Christmas and January, in 2019 we have lots of exciting plans and can't wait to share them all with you...