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Guest corner: Janet Young Beasley.

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I have a friend across the sea, 

whom I have not met personally,

a truly sweet and kindly type,

whom I have come to know on skype,

she’s talented and can create,

as long as she has choc-o-late,

or cup-cakes she can offer you,

so now, with less than more ado

Maycly’s author, Janet B.

let’s welcome her to the Plum Tree!

 

Let me tell you a little about Janet’s Hidden Earth Series…

HIDDEN EARTH is six novels. Janet describes the series as an epic inspirational fantasy adventure. Hidden Earth is Janet’s pride and joy. The novels boast different themes, tons of adventure, trials, triumphs and battles (both epic and personal). The series is accompanied by a full color illustration book, a cookbook, paraphernalia, and yes… doggie treats.

More Than Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup is one of a kind, far more than you’d ever expect from a cookbook. Nearly 400 pages, filled with the histories of five select restaurants on planet Maycly accompanied by stories about their chukkon or wightling owners, along with menus and a multitude of captioned photos and illustrations. Janet tells us that the “cookbook can be used by anyone from kids to codgers. The recipes cover the gamut from fun to fancy, garden-variety to gourmet, and kitchen to camp out. There are recipes especially for kids to make and eat, meat and meatless recipes, and even recipes you can make for your pets! EVERY RECIPE can be MADE AND EATEN right here ON EARTH.”

Sounds like a lot of fun to me, Janet.

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About niamh clune

I love to write in childish rhyme I really do it all the time A Doctor and a Nana too 'Tis on the plum tree that I grew! Before we go any further, I must let you into one of my secrets. When I was little, fairies lived at the bottom of my garden. I used to talk or sing to them quietly (as fairies don't like shouting). And when dew covered the grass and made it glitter and sparkle, I knew the fairies were preparing for a shindig! Everyone knows that when dew is on the grass, fairies have their choice of the most beautiful sparkles imaginable. Fairies might wear peony or iris sparkle. They might wear rose or violet sparkle. Boy fairies wear shamrock and shiny breeches of bark be-dewed and made smooth and slithery ~ great for sliding down mole-hills! Fairies always throw parties in celebration of dew, as fairies love nothing more! They drink it, and it makes them giggle! They wear it, and it makes them shimmer. Dew really is the diamond in the fairy-queen crown. Apart from anything else, dew means it is a new day, and fairies love the time before dawn when they can flit and dart ~ flicker and start; hover and whiz ~ zip and fizz; float and flash ~ make-a-dash; tease and prance ~ skip and dance; hurry and scurry ~ all of a flurry; rush and rail ~ skim, speed and sail! The very best Leprechaun fiddlers play the most lively jigs. Elf harpists pluck at your heartstrings and weave magic in verse. Goblins are, by far, the best drummers, whilst meadow sprites have very high, reedy singing voices ~ almost inaudible to all but the very trained musical ear. Usually appearing on percussion are the cobbler gnomes ~ with a-clink and a-clank, whenever needed, and in perfect time. All in all, fairy gatherings are a sight to see ~ for those able to see them. I spent many an early morning dancing to the tunes of the little people. Very soon, they began to trust me, (Fairies seldom trust humans, as humans do very strange things to fairies and to fairyland), but I could dance a fine jig, pirouette often, sing a long song and recite a poem, all of which is of very great interest to fairies. They taught me some of their ancient secrets about bees and butterflies, worms and magic bears who know such an awful lot about everything. They also taught me secrets about science and the sky, and how to grow up into someone who is wise (wise enough to still believe in fairies). I like to share some of those mysteries with boys and girls (and grown-ups who still have magic in them) who are inquisitive but can also keep a secret. Sssssssssh! Promise you won't tell anyone... Are you ready? Now listen well, to the stories I will tell...

15 comments on “Guest corner: Janet Young Beasley.

  1. Jontybabe JB Johnston
    December 11, 2012

    A great post!

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    • ontheplumtree
      December 11, 2012

      Lol! Short and sweet! I will have to feature you and your new site here, Jontybabe!

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    • JLBCreatives
      December 12, 2012

      Thanks Jontybabe – I always appreciate seeing your smiling face. Thanks so much for stopping by. <3 (((hugs))) and chocolate ~Janet~

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  2. Betty Dravis
    December 11, 2012

    Hahaha, what a fun, lyrical, sing-songy poem about our dear, darling Janet! You are so right, Niamh… You will have to jump the pond to come meet us both and all your other PICs. LOL Luv ya! Been missin’ you both! Hugs <3 Betty <3 P.S. I'm not a cook but love the title of Janet's cookbook enough to buy it just to read about the restaurants. Sounds good to me. :-)

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    • ontheplumtree
      December 11, 2012

      have to do a poem thingy for you too, Betty and feature you here also!

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    • JLBCreatives
      December 12, 2012

      Hey Betty – thanks so much for stopping by! You would truly get a kick out of the cookbook. It’s as much entertaining as it is useful when it comes to the delish recipes…all 300+ of them! ;-) Love and miss you too! ~Janet~

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  3. JLBCreatives (@JLBCreatives)
    December 11, 2012

    Oh thank you Niamh! And hello everyone! What a lovely surprise for certain. Niamh, we need to Skype again soon, speaking of that – I miss talking to you and swapping fun stories. I’ll be sure to leave enough digital <3 (((hugs))) cupcakes and chocolate for everyone here who visits this post on the Plum Tree. So sweet to be a part. Again, my deepest appreciation for the mention. ;-) xx Your faithful author friend across the pond… ~Janet~

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    • ontheplumtree
      December 11, 2012

      Hello, dearest Janet! I was hoping it would be a surprise for you!

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  4. patriciasands
    December 11, 2012

    Janet is a very talented lady and one who is always ready to help. Your poem is a gem,Niamh!

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    • ontheplumtree
      December 11, 2012

      Just a little bit of fun!

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    • JLBCreatives
      December 12, 2012

      Hey Particia – so good to see your smiling face! Thanks so much for stopping by and posting the kind words not only for me, but for Niamh – she is a very dear and special person in my life, and I love her whimsical creativity she has displayed here. Have a great day! ~Janet~

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  5. Patricia Tilton
    December 12, 2012

    Love the poem Niamh! Janet certainly has written a lot interesting titles.

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  6. thiskidreviewsbooks
    December 13, 2012

    Great post! Is this book appropriate for a 10/11-year-old? They look good. :)

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  7. the secret keeper
    December 14, 2012

    Both books sound marvelous. I do like tomato soup with grilled cheese but there is always room for change. Will have to look into these books. A poem that attracts attention. Well, done Niamh. Great spot about whimsically delightfully sounding reading and yummies for the tummies. J.K. jennifer

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