ABOUT

Darron Jon Love

First of all, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to visit my site, it's very much appreciated.

I was born and raised in Suffolk, England; attended Springfield Infants and Junior schools in Ipswich before moving up to Westbourne High School. I had a pretty normal childhood with very little to report and at the age of 16 became a postman. Although I hadn't intended to do so, I continued to work for Royal Mail for a further 23 years and I can look back with fond memories of the people I came across and worked along side.

In 2011, I became a stay at home dad and, with my wife Luci working full-time, took control of the domestic responsibilities. Although many of my friends thought it was only a matter of time before the house exploded or one or both children were misplaced, I managed to survive and became very proficent at the role. I can now genuinely claim to be a chef, taxi driver, ironing maestro and general dogs body. Now that both children are rapidly growing up, I have found some time to begin fulfiling a long time ambition of becoming a writer. I first took pen to paper in January 2015 and started writing a children's book about a little girl called Annie and her hapless grannies. There has certainly been lots of ups, downs, changes and rewrites but in 2016, with the help of illustrator Sarah-Leigh Wills, Annie's Grannies in Decorating Disaster became the finished article. 

I take my inspiration from the chaos that is every day life and the things that make me laugh in the world. In my Annie's Grannies series, Annie spends a lot of time with her grannies.  Many parents have to work hard to provide for their children and pursue their careers, as a parent, I understand the benefits of having friends or relatives who are able to help out.

 

My books engage children and adults through the humour of the grannies' ineptitude to tackle tasks, trips or normal days out. They also carry important messages for children that appear in the form of Annie's diary, where, at the end of each book she writes about the things she has learnt that day.

Whether you have one of my books or somebody else's, happy reading.