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Real Witches

I don’t believe in witches. Not in the ancient ghostly sense.  But, that doesn’t mean the writer in me doesn’t find the idea of there being witches hanging around my local woods very appealing. I recently finished two stories, one funny story called The Witch of Ballyyahoo and the other one, slightly more spooky called, The Real Halloween! […]

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF SWINGING ON A GATE

‘The Little Book Of Swinging On a Gate’ is a short story for children from the ‘Another Little Book From Ballyyahoo,’ series. The stories are set in the tiny but magical town of Ballyyahoo. Ballyyahoo is Ireland’s best-kept secret and it stays well hidden between the mountains and the ocean. Only the people who live there know […]

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Stories about Bullying – for Parents and Children

Stories about bullying are often informed by a writer’s experiences whether we are aware of it or not. Our stories are also influenced by the experiences of others. Sometimes we witness events that we never stop thinking about, at least not until we write about it. WITNESSING BULLYING For a writer, an unforgettable experience can […]

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Bullying Stories – For Children Who Dare to be Different

Bullying stories contain many themes. Related to bullying are themes like coming of age, loneliness, isolation and fear. These themes relate to the difficulties of ‘fitting in’ within the complicated social environment that exists within schools. BULLYING  IN SCHOOLS My children’s story, The Tree Hugger shares these themes. In the story, the main character, Debbie, […]

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