Something a bit special … to me

I’m thrilled to say that my latest short story, Magic O’Clock, has finally been given its own place on my ‘I wrote that’ bookshelf.

Now available for pre-order, it will go on sale on May 7th (my mum’s birthday, as it’s dedicated to her) and is intended to be a story of hope for  those who live – or have lived – with loved ones affected by dementia.

It has received very positive feedback already, hence the reason for me putting it out there in its own right.

Here are a few comments to date:

“Very evocative in conjuring image of ancient story-tellers gathered around a fireside. Might serve to engage other children who’ve thought of their fathers as such and faced similar difficult circumstances.”

“most certainly a piece of writing that many others could understand and identify with and might help others facing dealing with dementia in their families cope better. A generous and compelling piece of writing that could offer some beauty and hope among the difficulties faced.”

“Fine writing and a piece that just needs to find the right publishing home for other readers to appreciate.”

Here’s the summary:

Archie Royle is a kind, funny, gentle man.
He’s also my dad. My storyteller. My hero.

Except he doesn’t remember my face any more.
His world, these days, doesn’t include me or his family.

Life may have changed for him, but he hasn’t given up on life.
Not at all.
It’s just different.

Dad still tells his stories, albeit for a new audience.
He makes people smile and chuckle. As he always did.

He’s a fighter, a survivor and maybe sometimes too clever for his own good! He’ll surprise you. I can assure you of that.

Welcome to Magic O’Clock, where time is irrelevant and hope is unlimited.

This story is purely fictional, but the emotions are all too real.

If you’d care to read Archie’s story, then you can do so by clicking here and selecting your preferred bookstore.

Alternatively, if you’re a dedicated Amazon client, this universal link will take you to your own country site.

Thank you for reading 🙂



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