About Us

Our Story

Inspired by and starring our two dogs Ramsey and Blue, these books are accessible, colourful tales of two best friends – perfect for children but with a hidden message.

Greyhounds are classified as livestock rather than pets and I am hoping to do something to change that through my writing. Educating the next generation is the way to effect change; having children fall in love with greyhounds and lurchers means that, hopefully, they will be treated more kindly in the future.

A Greyt Christmas Tail was published in July 2017 – so far we have been able to donate £1,900 from the proceeds to two wonderful charities: Foal Farm Animal Rescue and Birmingham Greyhound Protection. Our second book, A Greyt Pirate Tail, will be published in March 2018.

After 15 years as a journalist both in the UK and USA, during which I was lucky enough to win an Emmy Award with NBC News, I left to spread my wings in PR. Writing has always been a passion but I’m an accidental author; the ideas and stories are formed while walking Ramsey and Blue in order to stop them from pulling. You might see me walking around Wigan talking to the dogs and who knows – that chat might become my next manuscript!

Ramsey is a 6-year-old lurcher who was abandoned as a puppy. He was found by Foal Farm Animal Rescue in Biggin Hill and bounced into our lives aged 7 months.

Blue is an 8 year old ex racing greyhound who came to us via her owner/trainer when she retired at the age of 4.

Meet the Author

Miriam Payne
Miriam Payne
Miriam Payne
Childrens Author



A Greyt Pirate Tail

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A Greyt Christmas Tail

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Proceeds benefit Foal Farm Animal Rescue and Birmingham Greyhound Protection.

Short Stories

Helping children to read and learn quickly.

Children’s Learning

Helping children think more about hidden messages in a story.

Fueling Imaginations

Fun, likeable stories for all the family to enjoy.

Helping Charities

Helping the animal Rescue and Birmingham Greyhound Protection.