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Free Books – last two days.

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Autumn Gold, is a poetry book, full of variety and forms of poetry. It is FREE on Amazon Kindle, today and tomorrow, 9-10 October. My main aim when writing poetry is that the reader will find some to enjoy.

My other poetry book, Nature’s Gold, is always free on Amazon Kindle Unlimted.

Both books are available to buy in paperback format and if you purchase the paperback, then the kindle version is free, because you shouldn’t have to buy the book twice.

I’d love to hear your views on my poetry and hope you enjoy it.

11-12 June 2016 Free Poetry Books

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This Saturday on 11 to 12 June my poetry books, Autumn Gold and Nature’s Gold are free on Amazon Kindle. If you love poetry on many topics and in a variety of formats please download these books for free, this weekend. I hope you enjoy them.

Nature’s Gold Link for Amazon USA
Autumn Gold Link for Amazon USA
Nature’s Gold Link for Amazon UK
Autumn Gold Link for Amazon UK

Both books are also available in paperback.

Heavenly Scent

There on her dressing table,
hidden in the clutter,
lay the spherical perfume bottle,
dully shimmering under the dust.
Holding it close, she wafted before me.
Although gone, she lingers here in my mind.
Flowery, gentle and always there,
present in every room,
bringing meaning,
showing kindness,
giving love to a lonely child.
They squabble now over her riches,
as I slip her under my coat
next to my heart
and take her safely home
unnoticed.

Last few hours FREE #IASD

51lOMDj1yeL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_ There’s a few more hours of my children’s books being free on Amazon kindle. You can download The Green Book here .

41lXtm+NfQL._AA160_The link for Tiny Tyrannosaurus is here .

Each book is just under £5 if you’d prefer a paperback.

Free children’s books 6-8 Nov 2015 #IAREG

51lOMDj1yeL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_ My books are always free on Kindle Unlimited but from Friday to Sunday 6-8 November, they are also free on Amazon’s Kindle. You can download The Green Book here .

41lXtm+NfQL._AA160_The link for Tiny Tyrannosaurus is here .

Each book is less than £5 if you’d prefer a paperback. These books are laced with magic, easy to read and make great bedtime stories.

Nature’s Gold is free 18 -20 September


If you like poetry, why not download Nature’s Gold for free on Friday 18 -Sunday 20 September 2015 from Amazon Kindle here.
I love writing and reading poetry. Yesterday I was reading Tennyson’s Lady of Shalott – such a tragic and moving story, beautifully told.
Remember all my books are free on Kindle Unlimited and if you wanted a hard copy of this poetry book , it’s just £5.
Here’s a couple of poems as a taster. The first sad and the second happy. Whatever your mood…..

Leap of Life

What leap of life has led us here
to this unseemly place;
to scrabble in the debris
of all that we once were?

Now your voice is flat and bored
where once it straddled high and low,
full of joy and interest
of all we shared together.

What I would give to jump through time
to twenty years ago,
to feel your warm hand in mine
and never want another.

But the future seems a trial,
for us both to endure,
as love becomes elusive,
in joined entangled lives.

Twelve Dusky Pink Roses

Twelve dusky pink roses held in her hand,
white princess dress swishes the floor.
The beautiful bride now stands by her man;
they’re pledging their love evermore.

He stands tall and true, smart in his suit,
her “diamond” tiara catches the light.
They look at each other with love in their eyes.
We’re all part of this happy sight.

Here’s family and friends of this loving pair
and flower girl walks by the bride.
Two rings exchanged as a promise of love.
Dads and mums bursting with pride.

Today’s the first day of the rest of their lives.
It’s not just a significant day.
It marks the joining of two families,
who’ll help them both all the way.

Twelve dusky pink roses held in her hand,
white princess dress swishes the floor.
The beautiful bride now stands by her man.
They’re declaring their love evermore.

This poem was originally written for my daughter’s wedding.

#iareg A touch of magic for children.

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I’ve been asked the question, why write books for children? Is it because it’s easier than writing for adults? Well I wouldn’t have said so, but it’s a good question.

I’ve always like to pretend that there’s a bit of magic in the world. As a teacher I found that children felt the same way. When I read stories that contained magic, children listened. They listened to lots of other things besides, but magic was one of the favourite themes. Of course adults also have magic in their literature in the fantasy or sci-fi genres, so why write for children?

Some years ago something magical happened in my life. My son and his wife had their first baby and I became a Granny and soon I had a second grandchild. After a few years I decided that I wanted to give them a present that they would remember, but not something that was bought. I wanted to show them how much I loved them. It was natural to write for my grandchildren and I had a lot of expereince teaching at primary school level, so I had a good understanding of the right level of language for the age group. The important thing, I felt, was to write as they would speak. I need to stress that the books were for my grandchildren and not about them.

The Green Book and Tiny Tyrannosaurus are chapter books which are suitable for a bedtime reading session. They are suitable for 4-11 year olds.

I wrote the stories about an ordinary family, doing everyday things but then added the magic. Each week I published a chapter on my blog and when I’d done about twelve, I looked to see if they would make a book. At that point I revised and rewrote chapters. Each chapter stands alone as a story, but they do all build up to a longer story.

I’ve had lots of feedback while I was writing and many more people started to follow my writing blog. Now that they are published I’ve only left the first chapter of each book free to read because Amazon doesn’t allow you to publish anywhere cheaper than you have with them.
You can buy the books from Amazon.

Since then my daughter and husband have had two children and so there’ll be two more books over the next two to three years. I’ve already started writing the next book. I hope to post the first draft of the next book by the end of July, so watch this space and do feel free to comment.

Recently my grandson read one of the books to me. It was such a treat. I can’t tell you how that made me feel.

My books #IARE

TF CoverJust a reminder that all my ebooks are free on Kindle Unlimited. If you’re buying then the children’s books are 99pence and the adult ones are £2 or £1.99. There are paperback versions available. Take a look here. The Truth Finder is a YA novel about Earth in the fifth millennium and a young man called Vrail, who can read minds.

Nature’s Gold is a book of poetry about many subjects, in a variety of forms. Some poems are tongue in cheek, while others are more serious. All of them are written to be enjoyed.

The Green Book is the first book in a series of children’s books about magic. It can be read as individual chapters or as an entire book. The Green Book Cover Kindle Tiny Tyrannosaurus is the second children’s book about magic and the every day life of Isaac. TT cover kindle

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