Ginny Stone, a hybrid author, has been scribbling for a large portion of her life.
Her first book, “Sibo Makes a Difference” on the theme of global warming was published in 2008 by Lets Look Publishers. The Sibo Series (also available on Amazon as e-readers) currently has 16 titles. These storybooks for children are written in wacky rhyme. A ‘green’ theme runs through all the titles. She strongly believes that changing the mindset of the next generation is going to help save the earth. Empowering children, one page at a time is her passion. The series also includes interesting topics like nanotechnology, space, HIV AIDS, and biodiversity. Sibo on the Move – won an international Golden Quill award in 2018. Sibo and the Veggie Bed won an AfriCAN Author’s Award 2020 for agricultural empowerment in children.
Sibo Stays Healthy – covers COVID-19 and is being used in a university project.
Sibo’s Blog (which also ran as a weekly column in the African Reporter for four years) won a Ukiyoto Global Blog Award 2019. Part of the prize is that Sibo’s Blog – a book of the best blogs – was published by Ukiyoto Publishing. Also available on Amazon as an eBook and in print.
Recently released on Amazon (free on kindle unlimited) comes “Jack, the Hooligan Cat”.
Jack, a fierce warlock from Planet Og, has been banished to Earth as a straggly kitten. He gets adopted by a crazy family and spends his days trying to get back to Og. Will Esme find his Oglets in time to save them? Jack, the Hooligan Cat, is a phantasmagorical tale involving the hilarious antics of a real rescue kitten, and his family, on Earth.
Pssst… Jack is Ginny’s cat.
The Imaginaeries of Faerie Glen, written in conjunction with her younger daughter, Igz, is a modern-day fairy story set in a nature reserve right in the middle of Pretoria, South Africa. Ginny and her husband often hike in the very same magical reserve. This is evolving into a series with the release of the novellas- Sham-Belly Shack and Winona’s Whistle.
A Dog’s Blog and Straight from the Mutts Mouth began as a weekly column in The Springs Advertiser in 2007 (and only ended in 2016) In a nutshell – these books are a hilarious look at family life written from the rescue dogs’ point of view. What Happened to my Yard is on its way
Out Damned Spot is a result of Ginny’s brush with cancer in 2017. Writing is cathartic-even for a writer! As an added bonus, she gardened her way back to sanity. (Caution – colourful language – not for kids.)
Wizard of Wigwash – The Adventures of Johnny the Penguin, has been written in conjunction with Alastair Kendall. Hence the name “Kendall Stone” on the cover. Originally published in 2019 as an MG novel, it has recently been upgraded into a YA. A magical tale involving a bullied boy, talking penguin and an abandoned hound. Aimed at anybody who enjoys a tall story. This is the first of a series.
Anthologies – A collection of stories by Ginny and various writers (compiled & edited by GS). Read how these came about. There are now six in the series, with a seventh on its way. All available on Amazon (both print and kindle).
When not writing, Ginny designs educational games, posters, cartoon strips, does other bits of creative meddling and can often be found pottering around in the garden. She shares her life with her lovely husband Chris, extended family including a year-old baby and two crazy rescue cats.