Kindle Daily Deal!

Delighted to see that my novel has been chosen by Amazon as a Kindle Daily Deal today! For 24-hours only, you can buy The Art of Letting Go for £0.99. It took me two and a half years to get that book published… that’s worth 99p, surely?!

Wednesday Words (6)

Each Wednesday I present to you a loveable word and what it means. These are words that look or sound pleasing. This week I bring to you…

Onomatopoeia.

Natural Born Storytellers

For the past couple of years both the writer and the scientist in me have been fascinated to watch a live storytelling experiment playing-out in my daily life: at what age do we start telling stories?

For the first year and a half or so of a child’s life they can’t communicate enough verbally to tell stories. After that it is fascinating to see how quickly storytelling becomes part of everyday life. I imagine it varies from child to child, depending on their interests and the inclinations of the parents, but for our eldest boy (who turned three last month), his imaginary world is incredibly vivid. Not only that, but when he recalls events he naturally tends towards the dramatic. For example, a couple of weeks ago he was standing on the wooden edge of a flowerbed when he overbalanced and fell off. Instead of saying, “Mummy I fell off the flowerbed,” he said, “Mummy, I was perching on this piece of wood when… [dramatic pause]… SUDDENLY a puff of wind came and OOF I fell RIGHT on to the path.”

Wednesday Words (5)

Each Wednesday I present to you a loveable word and what it means. These are words that look or sound pleasing. This week I present to you…

Susurration.

Wednesday Words (4)

Each Wednesday I present to you a loveable word and what it means. These are words that look or sound pleasing. This week we have two words. The first was suggested to me by Debbie Carter…

Vicissitude.