Funny Kids Books—Author From Lancashire
Hi, I’m a Children’s Fiction Author from Lancashire. I write or author funny kids’ books for age 7 upwards and rhyming picture, colouring and activity books for young children aged 4 upwards.
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BEST-SELLING Funny Kids Book
My Grandad vs The Fangazoo…
“A laugh-out-loud, wonderfully entertaining action-adventure for age 7 up.”
“Fantastic for children, but I loved it as an adult!”
“So funny—the kids were gripped!”
“A funny book with some great lessons!”
A top-secret expedition unfolds for sisters Frankie and Charlie when they find the Fangazoo clue in crazy captain Sam’s rhyme. Can their archaeologist grandad complete one last BIG adventure with the girls and their cousins? Plunged into a hostile kingdom, how long before they face the Fangazoo? And, can they escape?
Fangazoo Colouring & Activity Book for Boys & Girls Ages 4 to 8 – Includes: Puzzles, Mazes, Dot-to-Dot, Word Search, Spot The Difference, Counting, Adding, Number Bonds to 10 and Cursive Writing.
“Overflowing with hours of skill-building fun and relaxation for children aged 4-8.”
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How To Self-Publish Funny Kids Books
It has been a heck of a journey to the publication of my debut novel and later books!
A personal plot twist presented me with the most unusual opportunity to achieve my dream of writing a book.
- R.K. Alker was university lecturer who left the rat race two decades ago for a life off-grid as the famous ChilliMan.
- During the recession, he changed career to serve on the UK 999 Emergency Ambulances.
- RiK Alker became a Best-Selling children’s author whilst recovering from career-ending injuries sustained in the line of duty.
“In my fifties, I am a late bloomer in the field of children’s fiction. I’ve wanted to write a book for 30 years! My injuries and inability to play with my two young kids formed the writing catalyst…
It turned out to be the best time to start my career as a children’s writer and draw upon my wealth of unusual life experience!”
From R.K. Alker International Best-Selling Writer of Funny Kids’ Books. A Lancashire Storyteller offering Library and School Author Visits and Readings.
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Readings, workshops, demonstrations, cookery, gardening, possibly chillies and much more! (read on for an explanation)
Watch R.K. Alker Funny Children’s Christian Author reading from the Fangazoo children’s rhyming picture book.
The Story of My Writing Journey
I have swooned to and from writing children’s fiction for thirty years, but life always got in the way, mainly in a good way!
Just before my 50th birthday, I suffered a serious knee injury while helping save a life. An unfortunate trade—my health for theirs.
The silver lining was that whilst immobile and unable to play with my kids, I was struck by the irresistible urge to write for my children, and I began to write children’s books in verse.
My Kids Book Was Like Magic Beans
I have always loved the Julia Donaldson kids’ books and bizarrely I settled on a fantasy dragon-like beast whilst watching The Last Leg comedy programme on Channel 4 about the Koala Gala, and my funny kids books ideas began to blossom geometrically.
I wrote a series of funny kids books in verse.
The Funny Children’s Book Beanstalk
Then I was struck by the brilliant thought that I could combine two of the rhyming kids books into a plot. I began to pen a whacky action-adventure in the funny children’s book category dominated by the amazing David Walliams and David Baddiel.
I sat in front of my notepad and laptop furiously dreaming the hours away as I lived the exhilarating adventure of the two sisters, their grandad and cousins against the menacing dragon-like Fangazoo beast. My heart was racing as I laid down chapter after chapter of this funny 31,000-word middle-grade fiction book.
“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” Terry Pratchett
The edit took much longer than the first draft, but like the late great Terry Pratchett said “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.”
The Funny Children’s Fiction Golden Egg
I have a funny and exciting kids fiction book for children aged 7-12 years, with the added benefit of helping me through the rehabilitation of my knee.
It has not been a full recovery in terms of my knee injury. Sadly, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust terminated my employment, due to my knee injury, during the first COVID-19 lockdown. Since then, times have been hard for me, my wife and young children.
Kids’ Author Hopes & Dreams
My greatest hope, my dream, my prayer for the continuation of my silver lining was that I could start a new career, at age 50—a late bloomer in the field of funny children’s fiction books.
Dreaming It Up and Making It Real!
During lockdown I worked hard to develop my books, presentations, author days, videos, audiobooks, and internet and social media content, and it has finally begun to pay dividends…
R.K. Alker is a best-selling children’s author of funny kids’ books from Chorley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.
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Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids (Even If It Drives You Nuts)
Any parent knows that reading to your child is a source of growth and I read an article recently that recommends reading the same book repeatedly – even if it drives you crazy!
Children’s Book Grows Into a Tree When You Plant It
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FAQs – Children’s Author & Funny Kids’ Book Writing FAQ
Who is the best children’s book author?
R.K. Alker is the best children’s author in the world according to my little girls! Of course, there are kids’ author mega stars out there – I am climbing the Google rankings.
Who is the popular children’s story writer?
R.K. Alker Children’s Author now ranks #1 on Google as a children's story writer alongside the mega stars of the writing industry like Julia Donaldson, David Walliams and Roald Dahl. Watch my children’s writer videos to see how my funny kids’ books ended up so very highly ranked in the children's writing industry.
How do you become a children’s author?
1. Be good enough at English and Creative Writing to write a funny children’s book.
2. Get inspiration and a brilliant idea for a funny book for kids.
3. Read, read, read as many kids’ books as you can in your chosen field of children’s fiction or kids' writing genre.
4. Start writing that award winning funny book for children. Will your funny book into existence. Write a children’s book plot or just ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ and see where the kids' book writing journey takes you.
5. Read and reread you kid’s book. Edit your funny children’s book and keep improving the kids' book until you cannot improve any further.
6. Consider a proof-reader or an editor for your funny book for kids.
7. Take the plunge to try and hook a children’s literary agent, children's book publisher or even self-publish your funny kids' fiction masterpiece.
Who is RK Alker Children’s Author?
R.K. Alker Best-Selling Children’s Author was born in the UK, but he was MADE IN LANCASHIRE!
He is famous as the TV & Radio ChilliMan aficionado and a champion of local producers or “Food Evangelist!”
R.K. Alker has a career spanning more than 3 decades of university lecturing, content writing, UK 999 emergency ambulances, media and entertainment as the colourful TV ChilliMan which contributed to this hilarious children’s adventure book written for his kids.
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RK Alker is an author of funny children’s books from Chorley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Earth!
His little girls think RK Alker is the Best Funny Kids Author in the World.
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