Tales And Bedtime Stories
About the Book
THE SELECTION OF Tales and Bedtime Stories in this book was written over the last forty years with many of them read to the author’s son, Douglas George Spencer, when a child. At times, the author tape recorded a story to be listened to by Spencer at bedtime. The stories were inspired by an incident or by a city or by a country. The longer stories, such as Willymouse, I-Caw-Caw or Freddy Singalong were read over several nights. Spencer was asked what would happen next to Willymouse, I-Caw-Caw or Freddy Singalong or what would they do. Spencer’s thoughts were often incorporated into the story before the next part was written and read to him. Creating tales or bedtime stories continued long after Spencer no longer needed them.
About the Author
Brigitta Gisella Geltrich Ludgate was born in Kitale, Kenya, as it was still a British Colony. She received her schooling in various European countries and in Canada and her university degrees at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, at UC-Berkeley in Berkley, California, and at UCLA, Los Angeles, California. She retired in 2006 from academia to focus on writing, photography and travel. Her writing goes back to her early teenage years, where she wrote stories and poetry in German and continued writing in English in Canada and the United States. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Creative Writing from the Palmer’s Writing School, and is published in various newspapers and magazines, both in German and in English. She is the author of the children’s books Tales and Bedtime Stories and The Muddy Little Bell.