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Alexa Tewkesbury is an award-winning author of numerous books for children, as well as a freelance editor, copywriter, proof reader, actor and voiceover artist, working with publishers, designers and film makers nationwide.

Based in the UK, Alexa works on a freelance basis and will undertake all types of writing commissions, such as fiction/non-fiction, biographies, film/TV scripts, corporate literature, advertising/marketing copy, website text and magazine articles/columns.

She also offers services as an editor and proof reader, allowing you to make the most of your written words.

If your project needs a voice, Alexa’s skills as a voiceover artist embrace a range of vocal styles and accents. Whether for advertisements, films, telephone message recordings or websites, Alexa will work with you to achieve the sound and delivery you seek.

Whatever you want to say, Alexa will help you say it precisely and professionally – because, after all … words matter.

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More Pens news

Posted on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:18 by Alexa

Lots of activity on the 'Pens' front so far this year! And to add to it, I've just completed 'Pens' book 23. It's now with the publishers, CWR, and probably being edited as I type! Mike Henson's artwork is always fabulous. Look forward to seeing how he illustrates this latest batch of 'Pens' adventures.

Now on to book 24 ...

And for a last minute Easter treat, there's also a 'Pens' Easter special book. You can buy it from all the usual on-line outlets, and direct from CWR by copying and pasting the link below:

http://www.cwr.org.uk/store/p-1226-pens-specialbreaster.aspx

Happy Easter! And long may the sun continue in its sunnyness. x

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Making their mark!

Posted on Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:10 by Alexa

Wow! Those little Pens seem to be really making their mark. They're even cropping up on brand-new T-shirts! Have a peek

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MEET PENS!

Posted on Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:18 by Alexa

Excited to announce that my little Pens now have their very own website! It's fully interactive with games for little ones and downloadable resources for adults, too. And if you click on the characters on the main page, they'll say hello to you! Please do have a look - www.meetpens.co.uk! A bit of fun in time for the Easter holidays, all courtesy of CWR.

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Feeling springy

Posted on Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:53 by Alexa

With the mornings and evenings getting lighter, I'm also starting to see more clearly as I get used to my variefocals! I'm told there's a knack ... Along with just about everybody, I'm sure, I shan't be sorry to see the back of this grim, wet winter. Even our dog has thought twice about going for a walk when I've tried to hustle him out through the back door. I've told him it's not my fault but from the reproachful look he throws me every time we set off for yet another muddy paddle, I'm not sure he believes me.

However, along with the rain, the work has also been flowing. I've recently finished a Topz Secret Diary Holiday Special for CWR which is full of puzzles and quizzes, plus brand-new diary entries from each member of the Topz Gang. It'll be out in a few months' time, hopefully to help occupy and bring a smile to 7- to 11-year-olds during their many weeks off school through the year (oh, those were the days!).

I've also just completed a Topz Tips For School booklet, again for 7- to 11-year-olds, which features the Topz Gang, too, and is (as it sort of says in the title) packed full of tips for how to get the most out of primary school. It'll be out before long - I'll post again when I know when, plus link so that you can have a peek.

On the editing side, I've now finished the first edit of a fantastic new book - The Single Mum Entrepreneur by Ali Golds. Written in a fabulously accessible and chatty style, it's truly inspiring. Ali not only tells her own story and how she came to begin and develop her businesses, but also imparts invaluable facts and information for anyone - and perhaps especially those who find themselves as single mums - with an entrepreneurial spirit.

And, with the second draft of my feature screenplay for MonkeyDribble Films also complete, I'm looking forward to a skype meeting with the Norton Bros tomorrow.

One last, but very important thing - my Topz Secret Story, 'One Too Many For Benny', has rather excitingly been shortlisted for a Speaking Volumes 2014 Book Award. Voting is open until 31 March. The book is on my book page, and if you are able to spare a few moments to do the  clicky bits to vote, I should be SO grateful! Here's the link http://www.christianbookawards.org/my-vote/  

More news soon. x  

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Christmas round-up!

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:32 by Alexa

Flying time (as in, doesn’t time fly, not , it’s time to go flying)! With Christmas 2013 practically knocking on the door – I really must make a few mince pies – it’s hard to believe that another year is racing towards its close. And, my-oh-my, what a busy year it’s been! It’s seen the writing/release of four more of my Topz Secret Stories, several more Pens books for little people, including a Halloween special also available as an animated download, the creation of an exciting new Pens project now handed over to the brilliant CWR designers to be released in 2014, and an array of Christmas offerings! If you’re still looking for Christmas presents for little ones and slightly bigger ones, do, please, have a look at these links:

 

For 3-6-year-olds – a brand-new compilation of my Christmas stories from the last few years. It’s a really lovely edition:

http://www.cwr.org.uk/store/p-1608-its-christmas.aspx

 

Also for 3-6-year-olds – Pens Christmas Special book:

http://www.cwr.org.uk/store/p-1127-pens-special-christmas.aspx

 

And the Pens Special is available as an animated download too! Lots of fun:

http://www.cwr.org.uk/store/p-1504-pens-christmas-animationbrdownloadable-video-file.aspx

 

For 7-11-year-olds, there’s the Topz Christmas Cracker, packed full of puzzles, quizzes and facts about Christmas, all wrapped up in true Topz Gang style:

http://www.cwr.org.uk/store/p-1607-topz-secret-diariesbr-christmas-cracker.aspx

 

Hope there’s something there to take your fancy – and that of your little people, obviously!

 

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve also come to the end of the screenplay I’ve been working on for MonkeyDribble Films. Fantastic to write a feature, and the film will go into production next year. All very exciting!

 

In amongst all of that (and editing and proofing, too), our Moonstone Theatre Company has really taken off over the last four months or so. We’ve been story-telling, creating interactive performances (including one for a hilarious luncheon at the Theatre Royal in Bath which sold out, and another in the stunning Coleton Fishacre, a National Trust property), performing our own original comedy drama production, and, in the run up to Christmas, we’ll be at the Model Village in Babbacombe, Torquay, with a mini pantomime – and I’m so evil! Oh, yes I am! Moonstone also already has getting on for 50 bookings for next year (including another two for the Theatre Royal in Bath and we’ll be doing more work outside Devon as well), with additional dates being added all the time!

 

So, with new writing commissions scheduled in and the general hurly burly of life, I have a feeling that 2014 is going to whip by in the same flash mode as 2013!

 

Happy Christmas, and a wonderful, peaceful, brand-new year xx

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Still time to grab new Pens Special for Halloween!

Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:43 by Alexa

The latest Pens special, 'Pumpkin Party' (see gorgeous cover on book page (ages 3-6) courtesy of wonderful CWR designers) has been out for a little while now, but there's still time to grab a copy for a little person to help them celebrate Halloween. Click the link on the book page to buy direct from CWR, or you'll find it available at the usual on-line book outlets.

The story is also available as an animated download - copy and paste this link to see a very short trailer http://www.cwr.org.uk/store/p-1602-pens-pumpkin-party-animationbrdownloadable-animation.aspx

October now racing towards its close. Don't know where the year has gone! The next few weeks or so are extremely busy with Moonstone Theatre performances. The company is really blossoming which is very exciting!  I'm also working towards a late November deadline on the next Pens project together with the screenplay for MonkeyDribble Films - also needed for end November. Like buses - it all comes at once! Keeps my mind off the shortening days though.

If you're interested in keeping up to date with Moonstone's activities, please do 'like' our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @MoonstoneTheatr. You can also find out what we're up to at www.moonstonetheatrecompany.co.uk.

x

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The Shetland Handbook

Posted on Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:25 by Alexa

Delighted to have been asked by David Ramsay to edit a brand-new quarterly publication - The Shetland Handbook. It's a really great resource for all those living in Shetland, as well as offering useful information for business trips and holidaymakers. The launch edition (Winter 2013) will be out soon. Congratulations to David on this latest project!

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Flying time ...

Posted on Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:23 by Alexa

Doesn't time fly! Been back from the Dales a month already and well tucked back behind my computer, along with various performance excursions with Moonstone Theatre.


Pens books 21 and 22 are now with publishers CWR - one has even been through editorial already. And I've finally finished the scene-by-scene treatment for the screenplay I'm writing with the Norton brothers and MonkeyDribble Films - hooray! Really looking forward to a good skype discussion about it with them at the end of the week so that I can forge ahead with the full script.


In early September, I also hugely enjoyed doing the voice recording for one of three new audio tours of the caves at Cheddar Gorge. You'll find me in one of the caves during this October half-term week, too, story-telling for Moonstone Theatre with Nigel Howells. Should be great fun! Do come along if you're in the area. Nigel and I meet tomorrow in preparation for that, as well as to discuss some new writing we've been planning. Fantastic to be so busy with Moonstone over the next couple of months. Do have a look on the website (www.moonstonetheatrecompany.co.uk) for all the different events coming up in case you're nearby for any of them.

This week, I'm also starting another new writing project for children for CWR - something that's been in the air for some time, so I'm very excited that I'm finally on to the planning stage!

Autumn's arrived in Devon. Damp and ... well, just quite damp really. Let's hope it's not a precursor to a repeat of last winter, or I'll have to get out there and start building that ark ... x

 

 


 

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Dales Days

Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:34 by Alexa

Off for a blissful week in the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales. But hey - I'm taking that screenplay with me (see news post 24 July) ... #dedication.

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Dogless At Fringe

Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:35 by Alexa

Just back from fantastic Edinburgh Fringe! So many talented writers and perfomers out there. 'Impressed' simply doesn't cover it.

So, in homage to some dazzling theatre, here's  the link to my latest blog ... Conversations With My Dog, episode 5:

http://dottydingle.wordpress.com/

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