featured author – autumn 2019

featured author - autumn 2019

david robertson

Dave Robertson with his border collie MistyDavid Robertson lives close to the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal at Hinksford. He is a regular contributor for CanalsOnline Magazine, and writes with a great sense of humour, making his articles highly enjoyable. Dave has also written plays for Radio, short stories and some poetry - quite apart from being an ardent blogger.

illustration from Misty Books 'Dognapped'Dave is most famous, however, for his series of books for children. The Misty books are about the adventures of Dave's border collie Misty and her doggie friends. At the moment there are three Misty books published.

The first in the set is called 'Dognapped', and is based on a canal boat adventure. Misty and her friends board a narrowboat after hearing a mournful cry from within. No sooner do they find the source of the cry than they realise that the boat is moving...

Stunningly illustrated by Ian R Ward, 'Dognapped' reached the final of the 2017 People's Book Prize, thus making it one of the very best children's books in the country.

All of David's books are available from Amazon, or from David himself at mistybooks@icloud.com

DOn't forget to read the articles David has published in this magazine - you will find them at https://canalsonline.uk/author/david/