Tell Stories

We had my parents over for lunch a few weeks ago.  My dad was telling jokes, the kind of “Dad” jokes that made me laugh as a kid.  My six-year-old son was doing these beautiful big belly laughs that remind me of me when I was his age.  My heart melts a little each time he does …

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Competition Win

As an unpublished author, one of the best ways for me to receive feedback on my work is by entering competitions for aspiring authors. This year I have faired pretty well in competitions and was delighted to win first place in the Secret Door Competition for my first junior fiction novel, “Atticus Jones’ Wand”. I …

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Sparking the joy of reading

My eldest son is nearly six (how on earth did that happen?) and he recently brought home a reader from school called Rough and Smooth.  He has been trending towards non-fiction readers for a while now, so it’s hardly surprising.  However, he refused to read this book to me beyond the first page, and in all honesty …

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