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An English country lane in May - momento from a recent trip to the Cotswolds, UK.
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This week I'm adding to the blog's resources for writers who want to improve their writing and book promotion. Book promotion plan - detailed strategy http://florenceosmund.com/promoting_and_marketing_your_book Faceb...
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Christmas in Wales - take a fun peek at some old Welsh traditions at http://maggie-lyons.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-in-wales.html. Not the least of which is to read Dylan Thomas's funny and poignant "Child's Christmas in Wales," sing a Welsh carol or two outside your neighbors' houses until they pay you to go away, and exchange witticisms with a horse's skull before cooking your goose.

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More photos from a May trip to the UK. Anne Hathaway's cottage (she was Shakespeare's wife) near Stratford upon Avon and the old market place in Ledbury, Herefordshire.
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More Lists of Recommended Children's Books
The following are the links to more lists of award-winning children's books. Cybils Finalists for 2013 http://www.cybils.com/2014/01/the-2013-finalists.html The School Library Journal 's Top Ten Latino-themed books of 2013 http://www.slj.com/2013/12/reviews...
The following are the links to more lists of award-winning children's books. Cybils Finalists for 2013 http://www.cybils.com/2014/01/the-2013-finalists.html The School Library Journal</i>'s Top Ten Latino-themed books of ...
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Kirkus Best MG Adventure Fiction of 2013
More ideas on what to buy for the children in your life. Here is the Kirkus best adventure fiction of 2013 for middle-grade readers The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell (pub. by
Dial Books) Age range: 9–13 “Skillfully blending facets of classic high
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Christmas in Wales
And now for something completely different,
to quote the famous line from the Monty
Python TV show.  Welsh national flag http://www.flickr.com/photos/giveawayboy/3315988466/ The land of my birth is Wales, which has its own
language and traditions, different...
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Christmas stocking stuffers. Give a kid a book for Christmas. Try Dewi and the Seeds of Doom (kids ages 6 - 10) or Vin and the Dorky Duet (kids ages 7 - 12). See for details: tinyurl.com/d8qd577
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I’m a trapeze artist, astronaut, spy—just kidding! Well, the bit about being a spy is true. It was a long time ago in a far off land, lots of fun, and planets away from my middle-class upbringing in the UK. I was born in a little coal-mining town in South Wales and properly brought up in England where I did English things like attending an all-girls grammar school, playing rounders, doing two hours of homework every day, and going on soggy caravan holidays with my family.  I also trained as a classical pianist, which meant annoying family and neighbors with daily four-hour practices. Once I grew up—wait, that’s a fib; I’ve never actually grown up—I experimented with hedonism in Paris, where, among other things, I taught English to very proper French schoolgirls, and I failed to abide by the British embassy’s social rules in Romania, but that’s another story. My job in Bucharest was to appease visiting Royal Ballet dancers. If you’ve ever attempted to herd butterflies, you’ll know what I mean. Soon after that I gravitated to the USA because the streets there were supposed to be paved with gold. They weren’t, but I stayed anyway and finally wound up catching my breath in a tranquil fishing and farming community on Virginia’s coast.  

The rest of my so-called professional life has been a regal zigzag through a motley slew of careers from orchestral management to law-firm media relations to academic editing, all of which entailed a lot of writing and editing. Although that work brought me plenty of satisfaction, it didn’t produce the kind of magic that has come from writing fiction and nonfiction for children. My articles and poetry have miraculously appeared in Stories for Children Magazine and knowonder! magazine. My two adventure stories for children ages seven through twelve, Vin and the Dorky Duet and Dewi and the Seeds of Doom are published by MuseItUp Publishing (e-books) and Halo Publishing International (paperbacks) and available at most bookstores including Amazon and Kindle. I hope they inspire children, especially reluctant readers, to turn more than a page or two. Website: http://www.maggielyons.yolasite.com
 
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