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Catching Up With The Past

girl with blue hairIt’s almost the end of February already! Hard to believe but still, time does fly. Though I haven’t been posting much on here I have been working (honestly!), editing my NaNoWriMo novel and finalising my next title which will be coming out as a Kindle book this weekend. Another long short story, it’s called Catching up with the Past and deals with the subject of bullying (that age old problem), but from a slightly different angle.

Although my writing takes a slightly otherworldly twist, this subject is a serious one and unfortunately does not seem to go away.

Bullying on any level is abhorrent and wrong, and although the physical side is more obvious, the verbal side, especially the casual comments and put downs that are supposed to be ‘just a bit of fun’ can be just as damaging, particularly when it comes from those who say that they’re your friends.

It happened when I was at school and it’s still happening now, unfortunately amplified by social media. I hate the thought that anyone feels like I did all those years ago, or like Jo-Jo did in the story. If you are, or have been bullied, you are not alone, but PLEASE TELL SOMEONE and do not suffer in silence.


New Book From a Fellow Author, 365 Silly Jokes for Kids

365 Silly Jokes for Kids

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I’m delighted to share this posting by Tracey West, a fellow author from my publishing company, Magic Oxygen.

It’s always wonderful to announce the birth of a new book, but this one is exceptionally close to my heart.

I have just had the most demanding but incredibly rewarding task of creating a new book, 365 Silly Jokes for Kids.

Much of the raw written material for it was amassed at the funeral of Martha Mickshik, a sweet little dot who sadly lost her brave battle for life at the tender age of 7 in 2006.

Martha had a brain tumour and many associated illnesses and as a result, spent countless weeks in hospital while she endured surgery and treatment of one kind or another.

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