The Real Addie

My niece Addie, "with blue eyes like the sea, yellow hair like the sun."

Addie Marie is my first of now three nieces. Two years ago, when Addie was just three, my sister and her family had moved to Hong Kong. Wanting to give Addie something extra special to help soothe her transition to her new surroundings, I wrote her a much longer rhymed story about “Addie and Ellie” as a Christmas present.

The REAL Addie is everything I say of her character: clever, fun-loving, brave, helpful, considerate. If “Addie and Ollie” is well-received, I look forward to publishing other Addie stories in what I hope can become a series.