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When the Magic ends

Magical Memories

A fictional tale of loss, grief, and moving on.

I’ve just pressed the button to make Magical Memories available for pre-order.

Only 99p / 99c until its release on October 6th.

If you’ve read Magic O’Clock (thank you), then you might want to know how Archie’s story ends.

Here’s a summary:

As Archie Royle takes his final breath, his three daughters race to say their goodbyes.

Two don’t make it in time.

I do. And now, it’s all my fault they’re too late. I let him go too soon.

Despite him having dementia.

Despite them not visiting in over a month.

But I won’t let anger win.

After all, we’re all grieving, aren’t we?

Surely, as a family, we can let bygones be bygones.

It’s what Dad would want. Expect.

It’s what he deserves.

We have so much to be grateful for.

So many fond and magical memories to share.

You can get a pre-order copy here.


If you haven’t read Magic O’Clock (the prequel to this), then I’d recommend you read it first. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the penguins or whales now, would you?

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.

Magic O’Clock is available now from AmazonApple, B&N, Kobo

Thank you all for your support.

Dementia, eldercare, and losing a parent are issues many of us will face – or have already faced – I hope these stories can bring a little light to those darkest moments.

Dementia UK

Alzheimer’s Society (UK)

Confederación Española de Alzheimer

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