A woman from Codicote has turned her dream of being an author into a reality, after her first children's book was released.

Su Murley has penned rhyming story Shirley Murley, about a little girl who lives a rhyming life with her parents and her friends, with publishers Austin Macauley putting the book on sale online, including from Amazon, WHSmith and Waterstones.

“Whether you are just starting out as a new reader and beginning to enjoy reading on your own, or you are reading together and sharing a book during story time, rhyming Shirley Murley will always make you smile," said Su.

"There are also lots of little extra details in the illustrations to search for and point out on every page."

To get your copy of Shirley Murley, visit www.austinmacauley.com/book/shirley-murley.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Su has realised her dream of becoming an author.Su has realised her dream of becoming an author.