Niamh Clune

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The Betty Awards!

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Click Here to see this great video of all the people that Betty has awarded. Really FUN!

Remember a couple of weeks ago that I posted something about a very special lady, Betty Dravis? Well! Betty decided to roll out her own red carpet and feature some of her friends whose books she loves. Betty is a prolific writer of many different styles of literature including her latest adventure into the world of horror with co-author, Barbara Watkins. Betty’s awards are an act of such deep generosity. I even get a mention for my efforts with Song Of Sahel.

Check this out! It is really fun. The Betty Awards! Really! How did she do this? This is just great! And you can find out more about Betty by listening to Betty’s Latest radio interview with Mackenzie Knight with a call-in from film director, Armand Mastroianni, author Joanna Lee Doster, and co-author, Barbara Watkins. 

Our Betty really is a celebrity and wears it so well. Thank You, Betty for this wonderful award.




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.

4 comments on “The Betty Awards!

  1. DiAnne Ebejer
    February 20, 2013

    Wonderful to get this recognition! Congratulations!


  2. the secret keeper
    February 20, 2013

    I had the joy of watching the video earlier today. It was wonderful to see your name, Niamh on the billboard and then to see larger than life Song of Sahel. Betty Dravis is wondferful and you are deserving of such recognition. Great thing for Betty to do and I am so pleased and Congratulate you Niamh for being honoured. jk


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