Not having children of my own, I am blissfully unaware of the wide range and diversity of books and reading material available to our young people today. ‘Tweens’ author, Kate Maryon came to my attention, when I made one of my regular visits to the local library, to check out any upcoming literary events taking place there. As Kate is very local to me, I wanted to give her some blog space, to highlight how important I think it is that we keep our young people interested in reading and their literacy skills high.
The moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into a library, we’ve changed their lives forever, and for the better. This is an enormous force for good.”
Barack Obama – US President
Synopsis Of ‘Glitter’:-
Liberty’s family is super-rich but when her dad loses his job, she has to learn that not all that glitters is gold!
The sparkling new novel from the author of SHINE.
Liberty Parfitt is sure there’s more to life than getting good exam results and earning lots of money. Unfortunately her super-rich, workaholic dad doesn’t agree – he thinks Liberty’s passion for music is a total waste of time. But when Dad loses his job and falls into a deep depression, Liberty’s talent may be the one thing that can save him. The second novel from Kate Maryon – a sparkling new voice for tween girls.
About The Author:-
Kate Maryon, hails from right on my doorstep, here in Frome, Somerset, although she grew up in London.
Kate is a ‘thirty something’, born into a dysfunctional and sometimes abusive family, yet still deeply loved by her mother.
Once she had accepted that there was no one person to blame for the family situation, Kate set about discovering what she could offer to the world, not least the unconditional love she gives and receives from her two children, her partner, and her extended family.
She is now trained in the principles of Human Awareness Practice, which, together with Homeopathy and Allergy Therapy, she practices from The Frome Natural Healthcare Centre and the Sura Dettox Retreat, in Devon.
Kate also started the Wessex Children’s Services, which treats children whose behaviour has become difficult for their families to manage.
She has also followed a childhood passion for writing and has so far penned two published books for 8+ children, with her third offering, ‘Glitter’, having just been released (September 2010).
I found Kate’s personal story and some of her thoughts and views, very perceptive, poignant and thought provoking, so do stop by her website if you get the chance, and let me know what you think.