Essie Wood – Author

Hi – I’m Essie Wood. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a writer. In my regular job, I write all the time for the corporate world however, I have always wanted to write a novel - or maybe four! I get a lot of joy from writing but have always been a little bit shy about publicising what I have written, even though getting a book published is absolutely one of my goals.

Earlier this year I decided to throw caution to the wind, establish this website and post some of my writing so it could be read and hopefully enjoyed by others. I really love writing stories for children, especially middle grade fiction. Chapters from my first manuscript for a children’s novel, the Key to Gezelibar can be found on this website. I am also dabbling in a bit of chick lit at the moment and like to write the odd short story. I hope to post some excerpts from these works in the coming months.

As part of this process, I am very interested in getting some feedback from readers so I can refine and improve my work. So if you have the time, please post some feedback on my Facebook page. Any comments are most welcome …

A children’s novel, The Key To Gezelibar

Follow the story of twelve year old, Thomas and his younger sister, Millicent, who move in with their Great Aunt after the death of their father. Shortly after their arrival, Thomas and Millicent come into possession of the legendary Key to Gezelibar. Gezelibar is a magical land which, for the second time, has come under the power of the evil wizard, Shambol. Thomas and Millicent learn that their father helped overthrow Shambol the first time. Now, Thomas and Millicent are asked to help Gezelibar again by returning the Key to its rightful owners and fulfilling an ancient prophecy.

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Chapter 1

..We must have arrived at Great Aunt Flora’s house...
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Chapter 2

..I awoke the next morning to the sound of a dog barking outside...

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Chapter 3

..There was a full moon. It shone brilliantly in the sky...
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Chapter 4

..We did not utter a word. Silence pervaded the kitchen...
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Chapter 5

..Both of us crouched down under the window and waited for Clay...
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Chapter 6

..As I was pouring the cereal into a bowl, I thought back to last night...

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Looking for a new childrens book?

My new website has gone live and the first six chapters of my childrens book, The Key to Gezelibar are published on it.

The website is www.essiewood.com.au

Happy reading! Send me your feedback! 😃😃

Looking for a new children's book?

My new website has gone live and the first six chapters of my children's book, The Key to Gezelibar are published on it.

The website is www.essiewood.com.au

Happy reading! Send me your feedback! 😃😃
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Reader review!

Here is my first testimonial from a mum in Sydney who has read the first six chapters of The Key to Gezelibar:

"I've read the chapters and I loved them! Now I want to know what happens next. It is such a great story" - Fiona, mother of three girls
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This is how I imagined Great Aunt Floras dog, George would look like. 

He is a French Briard. Apparently Briards are gentle in nature, intelligent and make very good guard dogs.

This is how I imagined Great Aunt Flora's dog, George would look like.

He is a French Briard. Apparently Briards are gentle in nature, intelligent and make very good guard dogs.
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Aunt Floras house in Sydney

Thomas didnt know what to expect when his mum and sister, Millicent moved all the way from the country to Sydney. When he first spotted the house, it seemed like it was an old one. It was two storeys high with a long, winding veranda at the front. He could even see the silhouette of a chimney. His mother had told him that this was going to be their home now.

Aunt Flora's house in Sydney

Thomas didn't know what to expect when his mum and sister, Millicent moved all the way from the country to Sydney. When he first spotted the house, it seemed like it was an old one. It was two storeys high with a long, winding veranda at the front. He could even see the silhouette of a chimney. His mother had told him that this was going to be their home now.
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Book cover - Key to Gezelibar

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