Ebooks

I was introduced to Anansi the Trickster Spider in 2003 and from that first introduction I’ve been fascinated by Anansi and other traditional trickster characters. I’ve researched and read as many books and articles as I could track down and used my research to write the short story collections below. At present I’m working on another eight Coyote and eight Brer Rabbit stories.

Published to date:

Meet The Tricksters (collection of 18 short stories)front cover
Published 2015 by Mad Moment Media
Trickster characters have appeared in the myths and legends of almost every culture around the world. Their antics have kept generations amused for centuries and they are seen by most as lovable rogues. So if you’re looking for the ABC of trickster characters then this book is for you. Inside you’ll find twenty-four short stories, featuring Anansi the Trickster Spider, Brer Rabbit and Coyote. All are retellings of traditional stories retold for the modern reader. Each story is ideal for someone revisiting their childhood or for those who want to share with a new generation.

Note: This collection is made up of stories that have appeared in the books below.  

Coyote – Traditional Tales Retoldcoyote tales 1 small
Published 2015 by Mad Moment Media
A collection of 8 retold traditional tales featuring the trickster character Coyote. This ebook retells the following tales:

  • Coyote, Bear and the Four Seasons
  • Coyote Places the Stars
  • Coyote, the Dancing Mice and the Old Elk Skull
  • Coyote, Mouse and Elk
  • Coyote Helps Mouse Fool Owl
  • Coyote, Fox and the Fishing Hole
  • Coyote and Turtle Outwit Beaver
  • Coyote and the Stranger

Each story can be read in approximately ten minutes, making this book ideal for bedtime at home or for story time in school.

Brer Rabbit – Traditional Tales Retold
Brer Rabbit cover V1b_smallPublished 2014 by Mad Moment Media
A collection of 8 retold traditional tales featuring the trickster character Brer Rabbit. This ebook retells the following tales:

  • Brer Rabbit and the Vegetable Patch
  • Brer Rabbit Helps Sister Goose
  • Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and the Fruit Bush
  • Brer Rabbit and the Pot of Honey
  • Brer Rabbit, Brer Otter and the Fish
  • Brer Rabbit, Brer Turtle and the Pimmerly Plums
  • Brer Rabbit and the Moon in the Millpond
  • Brer Rabbit and Brer Turtle

Each story can be read in approximately ten minutes, making this book ideal for bedtime at home or for story time in school.

Anansi The Trickster Spider – Volume Two
Published 2012 by Mad Moment MediaArgiope Bruennichi spider
The second ebook in my collection of short featuring Anansi The Trickster Spider. This ebook retells the following stories:

  • How Anansi missed four parties in one night
  • Anansi invites Turtle to tea
  • How Anansi, Fly and Ant won the sun
  • Anansi and the talking melon
  • Anansi and the moss covered rock
  • Why Anansi has thin, long leg
  • Anansi and the field of corn
  • Anansi and the tug of war

Each story can be read in approximately ten minutes, making this book ideal for bedtime at home or for story time in school.

Anansi The Trickster Spider – Volume One
Published 2011 by Mad Moment MediaArgiope Bruennichi spider
Discover Anansi the trickster spider who is as clever as he is lazy. Anansi loves to prove just how clever he is by boasting and tricking those around him. However sometimes his tricks backfire with comic effect. Follow Anansi in the following eight tales:

  • Anansi and the gum doll
  • how Anansi got to ride Tiger
  • How Anansi turned an ear of corn into one hundred goats
  • How Anansi won the stories of the Sky-God
  • Why Anansi the Spider stays on the ceiling
  • Anansi and the Witch named ‘Five’
  • Anansi and the pot of wisdom
  • Anansi and the Tommy (Thompson Gazelle)

Each story can be read in approximately ten minutes, making this book ideal for bedtime at home or for story time in school.