The Stolen Button

A fairy tale from the Silk Road


Hearts are stolen every day, but a stolen belly button- well, that has consequences! When willful Mei Ling wheedles her mother Lady Lin into taking her to the circus, she catches the attention of the orphan Fang Fei. The envious girl traps Mei Ling in the mirror maze, then offers her safe passage home in exchange for her navel.

I’ve just launched my latest picture book baby The Stolen Button on Kickstarter. I’ve been working on this fairy tale with the amazing illustrator Leila Honari for the past two years. We’re been through so many drafts, edits and layouts and we are finally happy with the end result. Please pledge your support and spread the word.




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