Ice Escape

John wants to be part of the first family to fly around the world. Colin wants to stay at home, not sail out on a fishing trawler into the Arctic Ocean where his father drowned.
But one little accident leads to disaster, and that means the boys have to overcome their fears to meet far from home, in one of the coldest, harshest places on earth.

‘… a great yarn for intermediate age kids, both boys and girls … full of detail of life on both the plane and the boat …’ M.F. Crowl, review of the first edition.

‘… well written and full of suspense and drama … The book would suit those of all ages who like adventure stories.’ Dion Perry, review of the first edition.

‘A ripping adventure. Evocative. For all children under 105. I sat riveted from beginning to end.’ Carol S. Child, review of the first edition.

Meet Beatrice Hale

Beatrice Hale is Aberdeen born and bred, but now lives in New Zealand where she draws on the vibrant tales from her family history for her books for adults and children.

Atlantic Rock


Life’s about being comfortable, isn’t it? You find what makes you happy and you stick with it for the rest of your days.

That’s what Jimmy Stephens thought. Routine was Jimmy’s best mate, until routine found another group of friends. Somehow stranded on the remotest island in the world, Jimmy was forced to make peace with a whole new way of living, and a whole new way of seeing things.

Jimmy’s tale is one of isolation, adaptation and inspiration, challenging the fundamentals of twenty first century life.

Finding Ourselves in Venice, Florence, Rome & Barcelona


Do you dream of riding a gondola along the canals of Venice? Tossing a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain? Join Al and Sunny Lockwood as they explore these and other fascinating cities, gathering travel memories for a lifetime.

Their informative, entertaining memoir shows how seasoned travelers can see the world while savoring all the excitement, romance and adventure they desire.

The Lockwoods capture magical moments as they travel on their own by foot, bus and train. Their enchanting, entertaining experiences prove that being young at heart is all you need to relish our beautiful world.

Whether you long to travel for enlightenment or escape or if you simply enjoy armchair travel, this warm personal odyssey will sweep you away to beautiful places and pleasure-filled adventures.

Along with the Lockwoods you’ll
* feel the mist on your face in early morning Venice,
* hear the deep, resonant church bells of Florence,
* walk where Colosseum gladiators once battled,
* savor intensely flavorful gelato,
* inhale spicy incense in a Barcelona fortuneteller’s shop,
* and discover what Al and Sunny learn: that exciting, transforming travel is not the exclusive province of the young.

These two find practical ways to see the world while shepherding their energy and travel funds.

Their refreshing, easy-to-read memoir will have you searching for your passport.

Grab your reading glasses and bon voyage!