I love reading and writing books for the 10-14 age group. I wrote "Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor," which won an EVVY award and was a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year finalist. Now I'm really enjoying writing reviews of books for middle school readers on my blog.
Thank you, Willow, for your kind comment. I'm pleased you enjoyed the poem about my mother. She is, indeed, a remarkable woman who has never shied away from life's challenges - her mother, my grandmother, was the same kind of person. (I talk about her, too, in the book.) Your mother, too, must have been a very inspiring person to know. I think she and my mother would have got on famously! We can learn so much from having the opportunity to know such people, don't you think? And that's something I've tried to convey in my book.
Yes, Willow, you're right - my memoir in verse (a collection of poetic stories) has just come out. I don't know if you're interested in that kind of thing at all, but if you are, you'll find extracts on my website at http://www.helenaharper.com/family-and-more.php. Did my 1st ever book signing on Saturday - I was a bit apprehensive, but it turned out in the end to be a successful and interesting event! It's all part of learning to be a writer, isn't it?
Hello, Willow, and thank you for the friend request. I'm pleased you enjoyed some of my blog posts. I don't blog enough - I know I should blog more, but that elusive time! Do you ever review picture books? Just wondered, because I'm in the middle of having my 1st picture book published.
Hi Willow, I'm glad that you are pleased in winning a copy of Tricha's book. Hopefully it will not be too long until it is delivered to your letter box! Thank-you for your kind red ribbon gift! Have a great weekend.
Hi, Willow. You might enjoy checking out PatronQuo.com and voting on a Literary Match Bout or two. If you'd like to write a review on your blog about some of the matches you judged, contact me with a link to your review, and I'll post it on the PatronQuo.com blog. Check us out - it's a great way to read fiction online. Regards!
Hi again! I have just visited your site. I really liked your review of Watership Down, One of my favourite childrens stories! Your post is showing on my blog, so I'm not sure what has happened when you tried posting on my site. I changed my site settings anyway for the moment, so that anyone can post on my blog, but will have to change it back again in a few days time as I will be running a book giveaway shortly, which will only be open to the 'Google Connect Followers' of my blog!
Take care for now.