Wulfie: Stage Fright

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“This delightful book, aimed at children of 6+ years, is both a hoot and a fable about overcoming our fears. Superb illustrations from Josephine Wolff (no relation) throughout the text are charming. The whole package is charming.” – Full review by Annie-Book.com here


“It’s a charming story about families, friendship and being brave even when you’re afraid….With just the right amount of mischief and lots of laughs Wulfie: Stage Fright is sure to delight young readers and have them cheering for an encore!” Full review by Mary, The Book Activist here. Mary invited me onto her blog to do a guest post about Why Everyone Needs a Wulfie… and you can find that article here. JosephineWolff_Wulfie_12

“Pretty scary in its opening stages, this very clever and entertaining story takes readers brave enough to face up to their fears to a place where they can take the lead in their own drama… Adroitly amplified by Wolff’s witty and evocative illustrations, Sedgwick’s thoroughly enjoyable book celebrates finding the roar within you…” – You can download the Books Make Things Better guide to Irish books for wellbing and mental health from Children’s Books Ireland here

I also did an article for them on why #BooksMakeThingsBetter and you can find it here.

JosephineWolff_Wulfie_08“Fantastically funny, heartfelt and warm, a delight to read that will leave you wanting more.” – Full review by Fallen Stars Blog/ mary Esther Judy here.

“I love Libby and Wulfie – and they have such wonderfully villainous villains to outsmart. Very much looking forward to the next instalment.” – Andrew Sharp, Twitter

“When I asked why there were torches in [my son’s] bed this morning, it was because he couldn’t wait till tonight to read the next chapter… Trying to get him hooked on books. He’s not as keen as … his sister, but this one might be the one that does the trick.”  – Rich Simpson, Twitter.JosephineWolff_Wulfie_13


I created Wulfie as bedtime stories for my daughter so to see it finally in print is amazing.

Wulfie is a wulfen who tumbles through a portal into Libby’s bedroom at a time when Libby, 10, really needs a best friend.  He can grow as big as a house or small as a mouse. He also talks and since he’s mischievous and insatiably curious, Libby is soon tumbling into and through all sorts of unexcpected adventures.

I have written for children in many forms but these are my first books for the 6-9 age group and they are magnificently illustrated by Josephine Wolff.

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Launched in September by award-winning publishers, Little Island. Wulfie: Stage Fright! is Book 1 of my Wulfie series. Book 2 of the series, Wulfie: Beast in Show is out in Spring, with books 3&4 to follow at six month intervals. It has been, and continues to be a great experience working with everyone in Little Island.  You can also find info on Wulfie’s facebook page.


NearFm Arts Show:  Did an interview with Karen Meenan about Wulfie, my other books, adapting your own book for TV amd lots of stuff in between at the end of September and the link is here

Bookline, LiffeySoundFM: Also talked with the wonderful Teresa Quinn on Sept 6h and you can find that show here. This books show is also broadcast on the following local radio stations: Athlone, Castlebar, Community Radio Youghal, Connemara, Corca Baiscin Kilkee, Kilkenny City, Kinvara, Near FM Coolock and Phoenix FM Blanchardstown.


I was also delighted to take part in WONDERFEST 2020 (20-22 November), Ireland’s first online digital festival for kids books, put together by writers. I was on a panel with the wonderful PJ Lynch, Kieran Fanning and Mariane McShane.


possible twitter profile picAnd for the DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL (27 Nov – 6 Dec 2020), I was thrilled to do my first primary school classroom event , Everyone Needs A Wulfie, on Dec 2nd. Here are the kids of 3rd and 4th class at Boolavogue NS in Wexford… all in their Wulfie and Libby masks!

Meanwhile, here are some photos of Wulfie arriving all over the world…

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