A children’s author from Newbridge has written a book about a little girl coping with loneliness and sadness called ‘Roisin’s Journey’.
Patricia Clancy has been writing poetry and short stories all her life.
“I have always had a passion to work with children,” said Patricia who is married to Mark. They have three children Shanon, Jamie-Lee and Ella.
“After finishing the Leaving Certificate, I went on to study child care studies and a foundation course in child psychology. I ran my own playschool for a number of years and had the great pleasure of working with children in all areas including children with special needs.
“At present I help children try to cope with anxiety, stress and other issues. I teach them light meditation and creative arts and crafts. “
The story is about a little girl who would like to have more friends.
“She feels she can’t have much fun as she sometimes finds it difficult to express herself,” she added.
“She finds herself getting frustrated and upset and doesn’t know how to cope with it.
She is visited by a very special fairy called “Annabel”.
“Annabel brings her in a magical journey where she tries to help her cope with her anxiety, loneliness and sadness.”