Niamh Clune

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Children’s books to delight and inspire!

I am so delighted to have been featured on Patricia Sands’ Blog. She has featured the Pa Dig and Rosie release. Many thanks Patricia! These books are available for the Plum Tree Books’ website: Every child will love them!

Patricia Sands

I’m pleased to have artist, author and humanitarian Niamh Clune pop over from across the pond to talk about her new children’s books. Niamh is an extraordinary woman with a unique flair to all she creates.

You know I prefer to interview authors and find out the story behind their stories. These books are so unique I decided to turn the blog over to Niamh so she could explain in her own special way.

mailThank you, Patricia for inviting me onto your blog to talk about the launch of my new series Pa Dug & Rosie In The Garden. These little books were inspired by my granddaughter. She is inquisitive, funny, spirited, very intelligent and very mischievous.

She was two when I began this project. She is three now and has grown with the books, as they have evolved to keep pace with her! At the time, I was working…

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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.

6 comments on “Children’s books to delight and inspire!

  1. drpendyala2005
    June 6, 2013

    My Heartiest Congratulations to Dr Niamh Clune…


  2. thiskidreviewsbooks
    June 7, 2013



  3. the secret keeper
    June 9, 2013

    I realized I did not mention that I felt you wrote a great guest post on Patricia Sand’s Blog. It was so insightful and quite worth the time to read. You have always such a brilliant way of expressing in writing new ways of viewing messages of true seriousness and that of delight. In this case with your children’s books series it is the latter in which you express yourself so well. Jk @>-;–


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