Orange Petals In A Storm is FREE today and tomorrow!
For all those who must change their lives ~ Dream. Imagine. The universe is in your soul. And when it rises into consciousness, It will change you forever. (Niamh Clune)
Dear friends, I don’t often give my books away for free. So much love and labour goes into the creation of a book and all any writer wants is to be read and valued. However, as a pre-release of Exaltation Of A Lily, I am giving away Part One of the Skyla McFee Series: Orange Petals In A Storm.
A Brief Synopsis
A bedraggled and bruised eleven-year-old child races through rain-drenched East London streets as though the hounds of hell were after her. She tries to reach the home of her childhood, a home that was hers until her mother’s recent death. What becomes of Skyla McFee once she arrives there? And from whom does she run?
This is a story about a wonderful child who endures great suffering at the hands of the family that inherited her. The magical way she transcends her unbearable life through her inner world transports us into the hauntingly beautiful dream-world of the imagination. There, she discovers an inner strength and wonderful talent that helps her to overcome her tormentors.
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. www.drniamhchildrensbooks.com