Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

Make Sure Your Plastic Goods Don’t Literally Cost The Earth

Make sure your plastic goods don’t literally cost the earth!

February 23, 2019 · 8 Comments

The Wolf Blood Moon

We all know there is something marvellous and mysterious about the great bright orb that illuminates the night sky.  

I remember as a child gazing up at the moon, never believing adults who said it was made of cheese. I couldn’t bear the thought of it being eaten. I did, however, wonder if there was a girl in the moon. What sort of house did she live in? Was she lonely? How did she get there? What did she do all day? What did she look like? Was she ever coming home? Would she fall out of the sky? 

January 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

FREE Download: Barry Brown and the Dual Veil

For three days only you can download this magical new wizard adventure for FREE. Get it HERE if you live in the USA. Get it HERE if you live in the UK. If you … Continue reading

January 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Finding Granny by Kate Simpson

Originally posted on Children's Books Heal:
Finding Granny Kate Simpson, Author Gwynneth Jones, Illustrator EK Books, Fiction, Jul. 3, 2018 Suitable for Ages: 4-8 Themes: Aging grandparents, Coping with…

January 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

Meet the New Wizards!

“It was obvious to Barry, his mother wished for a different boy—a boy that didn’t have red hair, a stutter, or a skin-thingy.”

Available now on Kindle

December 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Rolling Bones!

Last week, I watched The Apprentice, Lord Alan Sugar’s TV romp. I have to admit, I was amazed at what some of those youngsters got away with. The task was … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Rhyme And Phonics: Important in Early Literacy?

As a child, I remember learning nursery rhymes sung to me by my mother. Not only did her soft, lilting Galway accent transfix me, the rhythm of hardly-understood-words elicited an … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Epic Janet (Forever) Young Beasley

After eight long years of passion, dedication, blood, sweat, and tears, Maycly, was published on Janet’s birthday. Janet told me how she had worked sixty hour weeks. Every word was weighed with careful thought. Research took hours as she eliminated the “norms” of her genre…

March 20, 2012 · 11 Comments

Dark Fantasy with C.c. Cole

Readers of “dark fantasy” genre are amongst the most devout followers of current fiction. The immense popularity of Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” went “viral” before we used computers, and … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Light a Candle in your Heart!

You shared your photos. You posted songs. You sent in poems, and moving, sometimes difficult, videos. You added words of comfort and solace. You spent Valentine’s day in the company … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

Press Release! Every Child is Entitled to Innocence #childrights

Every Child is Entitled to Innocence will be the first publication of the newly- formed Plum Tree Books. Profits from the sales of this e-book will be donated to Child … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · 5 Comments

Poetry: A painted Truth

I am happy to feature DiAnne Ebejer on this post. I was interested in hearing more about how writers respond to their differing genres. Here is what DiAnne has to … Continue reading

January 14, 2012 · 7 Comments