I love quirky characters – skeletons, ghosts, machines, inventors, alligators, aliens, insects, pirates – especially when they are mixed up with weird happenings and a tiny bit of magic. When I was little, running round our big back garden on the Isle Of Wight, I wanted to be in Robin Hood’s band or go on adventures like Alices’s. People in books were funny, scary, sad or warm-hearted, mysterious or magical. They felt real and I made up my own stories before I could write.

After that, I wrote them for myself, then for my daughter, and now for my granddaughter – and I still write them for that little girl who had adventures in the big back garden. I’ve never truly grown up.

My stories are being illustrated, and published.

So lots more to come.

Now I live in Surrey with my daughter, son-in-law and my granddaughter. I used to have a dog called Paddy, a budgie called Ringo, a rabbit called Flipper, a cat called Issy and lots of chickens. We don’t have pets at the moment, but we want a dog later on. Lots of animals creep into my stories and they’re always fun and magical to have around.

Who knows what is really real and what isn’t?


The first six books of my Ghostly Ghastlys series are available through Amazon, Smashwords (Books 6 is free for the Christmas season,) and the first five on  iBooks, Sony ebooks, Diesel ebooks, Barnes &Noble, Kobo. The 6th, my Christmas story will follow on  more epublishers later. Paperbacks also later – I still have the designing to do. Here are the links to the first book in the series:







Mr McMarvel’s Amazing Machines and Pizzas, Pirates and a Porcupine are available as ebooks. Pizzas, Pirates and a Porcupine, my first book, is available free through some epublishers. Here are some of the epublishers they can be downloaded from:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-McMarvels-Amazing-Machines-ebook/dp/B00B9DS4PK/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377354799&sr=1-

 Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/282536

 Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/mr-mcmarvel-s-amazing-machines

 iBooks: Search: Books/Children & Teens/Children’s Fiction/Barbara Godwin

 Sony: https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/barbara-godwin/mr-mcmarvel-s-amazing-machines/_/R-400000000000000986203

 Diesel: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000282536/Godwin-Barbara-Mr-McMarvel-s-Amazing-Machines/1.html

 Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mr-mcmarvels-amazing-machines-barbara-godwin/1114769419?ean=2940044342576


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for following my blog. I recently did a post on Miroslav Sasek the author/illustrator of the “This is…” series. We love his books. Another favourite is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.

    • Miroslav Sasek – yes fabulous work. I will have a look at “The Giving Tree” Thanks for commenting.

      I’ve had a look, the artwork is gorgeous for “The Giving Tree”. I will certainly order as soon as it comes onto paperback or kindle.

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