About Natalie Savvides
Natalie is a married mother of two young children, living in leafy Barnes, South West London.
Her first book, Full Circle was published in 2016 and although of an entirely different genre and for a different audience to the Henry & Henrietta children’s series, they share similar themes on kindness and positivity with the mutual goal of generating happiness. Writing is her passion, as is a mission to make the world a kinder, happier place for the new generation. Natalie has taken action towards change by combining these two passions and creating this children’s book series, instilling the message of ‘it’s cool to be kind’. A keen observer and student of life, this is the focus of her writing, with the consistent undercurrent of making the world a happier, healthier place.
Since becoming a mother, her focus shifted towards the happiness of her children. When her eldest child began nursery and subsequently reception, she identified the need for fun books that encourage kindness with clear messages easily be absorbed by children. With a strong desire to do something about it, Henry & Henrietta Heartbeat were born.
Also a keen artist, Natalie created these two fun characters herself and began writing short, simple stories in a way that young children would enjoy. And it worked. The stories covering various, relatable, every day scenarios are heavily illustrated bringing the messages to life and the rhyme helps the story sink in. Children love them and schools hail the books a strong asset to the education of kindness and wellbeing in young children, a fundamental topic that needs to be addressed.
Natalie will be donating a portion of all proceeds to anti-bullying campaigns.