Grandma's Poetry Book charts the nostalgic journey from birth to teens as seen through the eyes of a grandmother. It captures the many facets of those fleeting, easily forgotten moments as the grandchildren grow. Touching and funny in turn, the poems resonate with a grandmother's love for her grandchildren. Inspired by A A Milne and the bouncy verse of Pam Ayres, Grandma's Poetry Book was inspired by the birth of Di Castle's first grandchild. It has been illustrated by Denise Horn - whose sketches capture the special bond between grandparents and their families.
Di Castle always had a love of words and started writing as soon as she could hold a pen. After her youngest daughter went to school she began a career teaching in Further Education, while collecting a hoard of unfinished manuscripts. Later, her writing took precedence and, since becoming a regular attendee at the Winchester Writers' Conference, she has enjoyed success in their competitions gaining two first prizes and highly commended for articles on a range of subjects.