Category Archives: Stories

Pre-order Walker and the Mystery of the Missing Millions – signed copies + badge!

It’s a Thriller!

The Police want to speak to Walker – There’s a mysterious van lurking in the Village and a mysterious man, and his nasty little dog, lurking in the woods.

The horrible Arlington Wherewithall is in jail but he can still make things difficult and scary for Stella and Walker – the boy who can talk to dogs. How much worse can things get in book two?

The second book in the Walker and Stella Mysteries is available 25th March 2021. Pre-order for signed copies with limited edition (and availability badge) direct from Firefly ress here.

Fantastic Free Family Online Event – Sat 3rd Oct 10:00am UK Time

Join amazing childrens’ author, Viv French, and wonderful storyteller, Renita Boyle and myself on Saturday when we will be creating a story LIVE! with your help.

So, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

It’s not just the audiences who are missing the Wigtown Book Festival this year – the authors are missing the audiences too!

In this fun-filled family hour, three of Wigtown’s most devoted and adored children’s authors take on the 60-minute book challenge. That’s right! Taking up their roles as author (Vivian French), illustrator (Shoo Rayner) and storyteller (Renita Boyle) they battle towards creating, illustrating and telling a story based on Wigtown in just one hour. But they need your help – tune in to help shape the story and make your mark on Big Wig history.

How on Earth are we going to do it when we are in completely different parts of the country? Tune in to find out!

Sponsored by The Old Bank Bookshop

Walker – The boy who can talk to dogs – Big Dog Performance

This is a live session about Walker, the boy who can talk to Dogs, that I made for the Big Dog Children’s Book Festival for Dumfries in Scotland, organised by the Wigtown Book Festival.

Go to https://www.shoorayner.com/shoosonlinebookstore/ to buy copies with signed with free poster

Sadly, due to the corona virus lockdown, the Big Dog Children’s festival is unable to go ahead as planned,but the organisers have put together a fantastic online alternative programme. @wigtownbookfest https://www.facebook.com/BigDogBookFestival/