I’m Getting Published!

I am very excited to announce that I’m getting published. I have two short stories being published in the Creative Kids Tales Story Collection, compiled by children’s author Georgie Donaghey, due out before Christmas. anthology cover

This is is the first time I’ve been published in the children’s literature arena, although as a journalist and a web writer, I’ve been ‘published’ many times in newspapers and online. However, children’s literature is my dream and where I really want to be writing. I am therefore delighted that two of my stories written for ages 7 to 13 have been accepted by the editors of this publication. Continue reading “I’m Getting Published!”


Welcome to Expanding Creations – Hayley Hunkin’s business and author site

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Welcome to the dawn of a new age for Expanding Creations, the business name for Hayley Hunkin, emerging children’s author, website writer, freelance writer, and various art and craft sales.

Although Expanding Creations has been around for over ten years, I am now at a point where I can devote more time to the business again, after a few years when my caring roles for my mother-in-law and my son took over my life and my business.


The new dawn for Expanding Creations. 

The new focus for Expanding Creations is to launch my author platform as an emerging children’s author. I am blogging for Creative Kids Tales and am part of the online critique group. I’m also thankful for Creative Kids Tales for my first publishing credits in the Creative Kids Tales Story Collection to be published later this year.

I am also available for presentations and training workshops. I have a certificate IV in training and workplace assessment and will be looking to run writing and craft workshops in the next few months. I can also do presentations in schools about reading and writing to encourage children to enjoy literature.

My website and freelance writing will also complement the writing side of my business. Expanding Creations started to build a reputation for excellence in writing for businesses and especially for business websites. I hope this will continue.

Meanwhile, the side-business of art and craft sales continues. Click here to see examples of the hand made cards and craft items you can purchase.