Guest Corner: Tahlia Newland
Recently, I was lucky enough to be featured on the wonderful, Awesome Indies site.
I wanted to tell you a bit about author friend, Tahlia Newland, the lady who was kind enough to feature me…
Tahlia is an author,
of things metaphysical,
stories of hope,
inspiring and lyrical.
Teacher of high school,
friend of the truth
the day-to-day magic
at core, and at root.
She is reader, mask-maker,
performer of drama
dweller of rainforest,
Her stories for adults,
both young and old
contain wisdom inherent
allegories of soul.
Her titles are: Lethal Inheritance (new adult contemporary fantasy) You Can’t Shatter Me (YA magical realism) A Matter of Perception (A collection of urban fantasy & magical realism short stories plus a paranormal romance novella)
Visit her blog Here
Thank you, Tahlia!
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.drniamhchildrensbooks.com
A new author (new for me) with books I want to read!!!! I put up a blurb for her book “You Can’t Shatter Me” on my blog! Thanks for sharing Niamh!
Thanks Juliette! I am sure she will appreciate it!
I remember Niamh when you were featured on Tahlia Newland’s site. The post was brilliant on Metaphysical Literature. The sound of the titles of her books make me think I am in need of checking them out. Not only would I like to read them but they sound like they would also make for some surpurses in stockings of the hopefully kindle kind on a certain holiday morn or eve. I am definitely going to check them out and Tahlia’s site again also. Thank you for your post & the light that it lit in my head. You always have perfect timing, Niamh. a.l. j.k. jennifer 😉
you are welcome, Jennifer.
Thanks for the feature, Niamh. It’s heartwarming to hear people say they want to check out my books. I’m still trying to find my readers, and you’ve elegantly written something that gets to the essence of what I’m about. You’ve even inspired me!
Lol! Well! Us writers of metaphysical books must stick together!
By the way, both of my novels are available in paperback.
I should have mentioned that! I will do so the next time.
Hello, I have nominated you for “Blog of the Year 2012″ and “The Very Inspiring Blog Award”…You can find the awards and the pick up at “The Secret Keeper(dot)net” Congratulations! ps. for some reason your blogs will not accept a link in your comment boxes.
Thank you, Jennifer. I do not understand why a link can’t be left in the comment boxes.
It was happening whereever I tried to leave a message, so I improvized.
Hello, I have nominated you for “Blog of the Year 2012″ and “The Very Inspiring Blog Award”…You can find the awards and the pick up at “The Secret Keeper(dot)net” Congratulations! ps. for some reason your blogs will not accept a link in your comment boxes. (Did I leave one of these for you already. Sorry if this is a repeat but having difficulties. This is to homour the great work and creativity and inspiration you do on your blog. Thank you.) j.k.
You are so generous, Jennifer.
You deserve all 6 stars. You should make a page for all your awards rather than putting them on your home page. Treat them like posting an illustrations or photos. j.k ps. just ask if you want to work on the badge posting.
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Thank you for introducing me to Tahlia Newland. Her books look interesting. Loved your introduction.
I hope you will love her books! She is a fellow metaphysical writer and runs a great blog.
Great poem! 😀