ARDROSSAN’S Seahorse Bookstore will play host to children’s author Lorraine Johnston next month.

Lorraine, who is writer in residence at Dundonald Castle, has written four children’s books, with proceeds from three of the books going to local charities like Whiteleys Retreat as well as Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Lorraine’s work has taken her across the Atlantic to places like New York and New Orleans, where she read her work to packed American book stores.

And now the children’s author will read from her popular book “MacMoley Moves Home” at the special event on Saturday, May 7 at 11.15am, with the bookstore running a competition to win a limited edition publication.

The competition run by Seahorse Bookstore will see a lucky winner get their hands on a special, limited edition of “MacMoley Collectable and Illustration Print”.

Gordon and Molly Murray, owners of Seahorse Bookstore, set up the shop with a goal to ‘awaken the imagination.’

Molly told the Herald: “This is exactly what we envisioned when we began Seahorse. We love to create opportunities for people to connect to community and to be inspired.

“We are here to share fantastic stories!”

Readers are invited to head along to support the independent book shop and to meet Lorraine and help support charity too, as every copy of MacMoley Moves Home is donated to the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

To win the publication prize, readers can like and share the competition entry on the Seahorse Bookstore Facebook page to enter in the drawing.

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