Niamh Clune

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New Release: Amanda in Alberta by Darlene Foster

My friend Darlene has just released a new book! Congratulations, Darlene and the best of luck!

Central Avenue Publishing

Please join us in congratulating Darlene Foster on her fourth book! Darlene is an avid traveller and translates her own adventures into those of a fictional twelve year old girl who tends to find herself wrapped up in mysteries and adventure as she travels the world with her best friend, Leah.

In the most recent book in the series, Amanda is at home in Alberta and Leah has joined her from England. The two girls are having a great time seeing all that Alberta has to offer: the Calgary Stampede, the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the badlands and Hoodoos. When Amanda finds a stone with a strange mark on it, she’s not sure what to do with it, however, everyone seems to want it – including one ornery cowboy!DarleneFoster

Great for readers young and old, join Amanda and Leah as they explore Alberta, all while trying to keep a few…

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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.

2 comments on “New Release: Amanda in Alberta by Darlene Foster

  1. Darlene
    July 11, 2014

    Thank you so much for reposting this and for the good wishes.


  2. thiskidreviewsbooks
    July 14, 2014

    YAY!!! It’s OUT!!!


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