Saturday, April 10, 2010

Win a free ebook of "It's a Teacher's Life...!" each week

Great news for fans and soon-to-be-fans of my book It's a Teacher's Life...! There's a contest running each week on my Facebook page You can enter just by becoming a fan and saying "Hi" on the wall. Or, if you already are a fan, simply leave a comment.

If you don't win one week, then simply leave a comment the next, and you might get lucky! Feel free to use the page to pay tributes to your own teachers or to share your own teaching experiences, if you are part of that crazy profession! Good luck!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Introducing Heather Paye – an inspirational young writer, heading for success

It's my pleasure this month to feature a young and up and coming author, Heather Paye. Heather first started writing when she was about six years old. She started out writing lyrics, and when she was nine started writing short stories. When she turned ten, she moved on to full-length novels. At the age of 12, she started writing poetry as her love of that style of writing developed from her mother.

Currently she is working on a book series of nine, with the first installment finished and due to be released onto bookshelves soon. The first draft of the second installment is almost finished. Her novel "A Gift From Above" which she wrote for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2008 was published March 28th, 2009 - a tribute to her parents as it was published on their anniversary. She's a part of many organizations and author groups.

Besides the book series she is working on, Heather has also been compiling an anthology of poems for Mother's Day, entitled For You, From Me. Besides Heather, a whole host of other authors have contributed poems, so there is sure to be something to appeal to all tastes! The poem below is by Heather and appears in the book.

Because You Mean So Much

Because you’re so important,
I think you’re heaven sent.
You’re a Goddess
Saving all in distress.

Because you mean so much,
I value your every touch.
I’d do anything for you,
Just so you’re not blue.

Because you are so meaningful,
I give you every piece of my soul
To command, to control, to use.
When I am your crutch, you shall not lose.


Heather will be hosting an online launch party for the book at the official webpage on April 15th from 1-5 PM Mountain Standard Time. There will be all sorts of goodies given away at the party, including a bunch of discount coupons, so drop by if you can! Although not absolutely necessary, Heather would very much like anyone who might be interested in attending to RSVP, by sending an email to

The book will be available at and directly from the publisher at


You can find out more about Heather and her writing here:

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