The Author

Mikenda Plant

I am a therapist and author, who lives in Nottingham with my partner, Jake and our very old rescue cat, Annie. When not in my office, I like to go for long walks or bike rides. I love cooking for my family and friends, reading and going to country music gigs and festivals with my daughter, Cambell. I started writing Moffle stories in 2017, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer & had to stop work for extensive treatment. When I was little, I had a fluffy, black rabbit called Moffles who I loved and so I decided to name my characters in his memory.

Thank you for your interest in the Moffles.  I have loved writing these stories and I hope that you will enjoy them, too. I have used stories in therapy for many years and finally had the chance to make some picture story books. The Moffles are inspired by all the families I have worked with, who have been determined to create more stable and loving lives together and these books are dedicated to them.I hope that the Moffles will help you and your child explore their experiences and celebrate their strengths. So many children who have been in care see themselves as bad, and the difficulties they have faced as being their own fault. Picture books can be a wonderful resource to support you in creating new stories together, that acknowledge pain and sadness but also recognise joy and create optimism for the future.

Please feel free to email with any questions. If you or your child has any requests for future themes for stories, please send them in.

Thank you for your interest in my stories, Mikenda.