The beginning

So you've ended up on my website for one reason or another and now it's my job to keep you here. I decided to start this website to help market my first children's book which is currently being illustrated... don't leave! I'm not selling you anything just yet.  

As well as promoting The Selfish Sailor, I also wanted to share other pieces of my writing. This is a scary thought as I've never published any of my writing to the unlimited eyes of the net. When I read something I've written aloud, my voice begins off shaky and as I continue, I end up pouring passion into every verse. Writing is very new to me, but I feel I have finally found my outlet. Some people do yoga or go to the gym, some paint, others sing. I write and I hope you'll read. 

I also plan to share quotes of my favourite literature, and even the odd teaching resource I've found helpful in my day-to-day work life. I guess this website will just be whatever it it will be. This is the beginning of what I hope will be something. Who knows of a great ending without a beginning? 

Lastly I want to tribute the amazing Roald Dahl. I grew up with his entertaining and quite wacky children's books and continue to read his equally lovable adult novels and short stories.

"Above all watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it"- Roald Dahl (The Minpins)

Advice: Keep believing and if you stop, read a children's book, the magic will refill your soul.

RD