Niamh Clune

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Story-Telling With Music

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Available From Amazon HERE. Click On Image.

Marta Pelrine-Bacon’s book finished its first day in the Amazon rankings as follows:

#20 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
#25 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction > Fantasy
#30 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fantasy > Coming of Age.

This is a great showing for a launch! Now the hard work begins: keeping it there, making sure that sales continue. If you bought the book yesterday, please tell your friends, tweet, tell your book clubs, tell your family, leave a review. We can’t do it without you. If you haven’t bought the book ~ it’s only one click away. Be part of this very worthy, début author’s success. Can we do it? Can we all help give Marta the success she deserves? Let’s put social media to the test.

I want to thank Claudio Fiore for putting together a show for Marta yesterday in which he featured Marta’s favourite songs from the eighties ~ music Marta’s characters would listen to, work out their angst to, and generally live their lives along-side. Marta narrated the story through the music and drew us into the plot. So, come with us on a musical journey through the medium of radio. Relax!  Listen to Marta’s and Claudio’s show HERE.

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.

3 comments on “Story-Telling With Music

  1. Darlene
    October 14, 2013

    Good luck Marta. What a great start.


  2. thiskidreviewsbooks
    October 14, 2013

    WOW!!! What a great start! 😀


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