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I'm a children's author and the creator of the 'Kolo and the Mighty Mangoes' books - life giving and life affirming stories for children.

Out Now!

The Brand New Book from Dave Caswell

Jovi Jones may seem like an ordinary boy, but every day feels like a battle for him. Living in a family that struggles to make ends meet, he's constantly worried about what others think of him.
But when it comes to playing dodgeball, Jovi shines. The thrill of the game and the companionship with his teammates make it all worth it. Dodgeball is his life; it’s his escape, his passion, his reason for living.
That is, until Mason Doyle joins the team. Mason makes Jovi's life a living nightmare. And with the annual dodgeball tournament approaching, Jovi must fight to secure his spot on the team.
Just when things seem hopeless, Jovi comes upon a strange old jumper, and everything starts to change. Along with his best friend, Tom Whiteside, Jovi embarks on a magical and thrilling adventure that tests his strength and courage and teaches him what truly matters in life.


The Kolo and the Mighty Mangoes books are aimed at 9-12 year olds but have also been enjoyed by both younger and older readers.
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Kolo and the Mighty Mangoes

Martha Crumble and the Dendro Doorway

Kolo and the Mango Park Mystery

Jovi's Jumper

Kolo and the Legend of Capra Cave



Kolo and the Mighty Mangoes is a brilliantly engaging story that will not only capture the minds of its readers, but also teach valuable life lessons. The questions at the end of each chapter help the reader to examine their own decision making and behaviour, and ultimately provide a great way for them to develop positive character building.
Sports Presenter, Author, Podcaster

[Kolo and the Mango Park Mystery is] a fantastic story full of humour, twists and turns, and ultimately of valuable life lessons... Not only is this a great book for children, but it’s perfect for schools and football clubs.”


Founder and Leader, Oasis Global.

A great story run through with so many vital moments of learning that will definitely help children to focus on who they are and who they are becoming. And yes - It may well have been written for young readers, but Kolo and the Mighty Mangoes is a story that can help all of us to think about all those ‘vital moments’ we have every day where we get to choose what kind of person we want to be.
Ethos and Formation Director, Oasis UK.


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I'm the Global Coordinator of Oasis Football for Life, and work to support the implementation, development and resourcing, of 'football for development' projects around the world.

I'm passionate about community transformation, and supporting positive emotional, physical and social development in children and youth.
I have lived and worked in Uganda, India, North America and South Africa, and currently live in UK, where away from work and writing, I enjoy running, reading and playing football.



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