I’m glad you found your way here. Having a weirdly spelt name means it can be tricky to find my website. Few people get the spelling of Paeony Lewis right the first time and instead type Peony Lewis, Peaony Lewis, Peonie Lewis, Penny Lewis, Posy Louis...
So welcome and thanks for visiting my website. Here you can find out about me, my books for children, school visits, adult courses, writing tips, plus a special section on naming characters in books.
I hope you’ll linger long enough to peek at the section called All About Names. If you click Author Name Secrets you will discover secrets from children’s authors on how they name the characters in their books. Some characters are named after people that authors know. The name of one character came to an author in a dream. I’ve found it intriguing.
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Website of Children’s Author, Paeony Lewis
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No More Yawning and Best Friends or Not?, are recorded by CBeebies for
BBC Radio. Yeah!
I’m one of a group of children’s authors who’ve come together to write blog posts at the Picture Book Den.
Click here to read about writing picture books. Or click here for links to my other picture book blog posts.
School Visits 2015
I enjoy visiting schools and libraries (early years, KS1 and KS2, and even KS3). This may be done independently or through the Norfolk School Library Service. Please click Author Visits to find out more.
Plus here’s a huge ‘HELLO’ to Year 7 and Year 8 at Stalham High School. I’m excited to be visiting you for four days in July. We’ll create 170 amazing dragon stories!
Adult Education Course:
Writing Children’s Picture Books
Nowadays I visit so many schools I only have time to tutor one adult education course in the autumn. Next course September 2015, Wensum Lodge, Norwich
Please click for further information.
What a surprise. I was amazed to see the US version of my picture book I’ll Always Love You featured in a TV episode of the US teen musical drama Glee. Sue Sylvester (the psycho cheerleading teacher!) reads it to her sister in a tender moment.
I always get a thrill from seeing foreign editions of my books and I’m looking forward to seeing the new Brazilian edition of Best Friends or Not?.
One of my favourites is an overseas edition of I’ll Always Love You that’s in Arabic (I think the writing is especially attractive and it’s read from right to left, which is the opposite direction to Western writing). Happy reading!
Learning to read
Do you think school reading scheme books are easy to write? Think again! There are so many restrictions on the words you can use, it’s almost like doing a word puzzle, though they’re great fun to write. Hans in Luck is a fairytale retelling I’ve written for Oxford University Press, plus I’ve written five books for a South Korean publisher to help children learning to speak and read English as a second language.