Niamh Clune

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Happy Mother’s Day From Across The Pond!

For Mother's Day on Plum Tree Books

Art Work by Kim Berggren

“If stars were thanks for all you do
A universe I’d give to you.”

(c) copyright Niamh Clune 2013.

I would like to wish all of our friends across the pond a wonderful Mother’s Day. And while we are on the subject, don’t forget to capture the moment and send in your poetry submissions on the theme of MOTHER to me:

The image below is by the very talented Kim Berggren. You will find more of her beautiful work 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.

5 comments on “Happy Mother’s Day From Across The Pond!

  1. drpendyala2005
    May 11, 2014

    Excellent art work…wow…Kim Berggren….!!


  2. J.P. Lane
    May 11, 2014

    Thanks, Niamh. Beautiful Mother’s Day post. Think you already celebrated in the UK so belated happy Mother’s Day from across the Pond.


  3. thiskidreviewsbooks
    May 12, 2014

    Wonderful art! 😀


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