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Authors Author Directory Anna Chelmicka

Anna Chelmicka


Since retiring from 30 years teaching in primary schools Anna was keen to pursue various diverse interests. These include dog breeding, writing, photography and travelling around the UK and Europe in her motorhome with her dogs.  She has also been fortunate enough to work occasionally as a film and TV extra.

Surprisingly the catalyst for Anna to start writing was her dogs.  She found there was littleanna-chelmicka information regarding camping and dogs so wrote articles of her findings.  These were first published in “Out and About”.  Unfortunately after a couple of years this new publication folded.

She then provided a column in the “Bristol Evening Post”.  This promoted women’s sport with a weekly page of coverage reporting on netball matches played by local teams together with accompanying photographs.

Upon her first dog, Ruby’s demise, Anna wrote, in 2015, her first book “My Friend Ruby” chronicling their time together.  She continued travelling in her motorhome with her other dog Amber exploring the countryside.

In 2016  “Motohome Monthly Magazine” (MMM)  published a series of her articles entitled “Wonderful Walks” about walks from campsites.  She thoroughly enjoyed researching for these articles. It is these walks which she used as the basis for her next book “Wonderful Walks from Dog-friendly Campsites throughout the UK” 

She is currently researching for her third book

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My Friend Ruby (Silverwood Books,  2015)
Wonderful Walks from Dog-friendly Campsites throughout the UK (Hattie and Hubble,  2019)

My Friend Ruby
Author;   Anna Chelmicka
Photographs:   Anna Chelmicka
Publisher:  Silverwood BooksMy-Friend-Ruby

In her first book Anna records her life with her first dog Ruby.  She wanted to remember the many ways Ruby so enriched her life helping her to recover from a life changing illness and adjust to the changed circumstances in which she found herself.   Her life today would be very different if Ruby had not become part of the family.

Buy My Friend Ruby online – Amazon – Silverwood Books – WH Smith – Hubble & Hattie

Wonderful Walks from Dog-friendly Campsites throughout the UK
Author;   Anna Chelmicka
wonderful-walks-anna-chelmickaPhotographs:   Anna Chelmicka

Publisher:  Hattie and Hubble

Anna’s second book uniquely combines the joys of camping with the delights of walking with your dog.   In addition to identifying the distinctive characteristics of the area, there are detailed instructions for two walks of varying lengths from each of the 22 campsite providing the opportunity to explore the area in the immediate vicinity of the campsite, and appreciate the diverse environment to be found in Britain.

Buy Wonderful Walks from Dog-friendly Campsites throughout the UK online Amazon – WH Smith – The Guardian Bookshop – Browns

Pitch to Publishers & Festival Organisers

As a teacher Anna is use to talking to groups of people from just a few to large hall.
She has three talks of approximately 45 mins:-

  • “It’s never too late”  (Her journey to authorship)
  • “Dogs lead” (Lessons learned from her dogs Ruby, Amber and Pearl, including suggesting writing topics).
  • “The path to Wonderful Walks” (Analysis of origin and content of Wonderful Walks book)

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