Annie Hallinan - Local Childrens Book Author
Annie Hallinan is a long-term writer who grew up in Scotland. Her stories have an "old world" tone which younger readers enjoy. Writing stories for children has long been her passion, second only to rescuing abused animals. Critters and flowers often are the focus of her stories.
Her previous books, The Sweetest Christmas Eve, Petrith Pin, and Brinkley Boyd have all been Sandhills Best Sellers.
Her new book is a middle grade novel titled Haggis, Neeps and Tatties' Adventures in Scotland.
Haggis is a friendly, red-faced eight year old boy growing up on a prosperous Scottish farm. But his two closest friends are newcomers and city-dwellers: Neeps is from southern England while Tatties just arrived all the way from America. From different societies, with different clothes, sports, foods, holidays and even different words for everyday things, they rocket through an unsual school year in the tiny village of Pitreekie. There's a frisky cow named Jessie, a mysterious village buried under Edinburgh, plus dungeons and towers and castles and more. Tey get in trouble and they save the day, plus all the adventures in between.