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Guest corner: Janet Young Beasley.

Mayclycover

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 Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books. www.drniamh.co.uk

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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