Mothering Sunday: consider the gift which keeps on giving….

This weekend in the United Kingdom families will be celebrating Mothering Sunday.  Mothers will receive gifts and cards, be taken out to lunch or dinner and generally spoiled.  Graves of long departed mothers will be visited and fresh flowers left, and thoughts will turn to the person who brought us into this world. Some of us will be visiting our parent under different circumstances.  Our parent may well be sick, possibly cared for in a Hospice by those with specific skills and a vocation for caring for the terminally ill.  My own mother is still alive and well, however my father passed away after a brief spell in a Hospice, where he was cared for extremely well.   So I have personal experience of the wonderful care the Hospice movement provides. Hospices, by the way, depend solely upon contributions to finance them. I would like to suggest a gift for those whose Mother will be spoiled this weekend, and which will not only give her much reading pleasure, but will also give a gift to such a Hospice – I call it the gift which keeps on giving… In 2014 I was very privileged to have been  included in an Anthology, In A Word Murder, which was the idea and creation of Margot Kinberg, whose friend, Maxine Clarke, crime writer, blogger (Petrona) and editor, passed away having been cared for in  The Princess Alice Hospice in Surrey. http://pah.org.uk Margot wanted to benefit […]

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Mothering Sunday USA – the perfect gift

In A Word: Murder Secrets, lies, murder, deceit, betrayal, double-cross –  you name it – it’s all here in the world of Music and Book Publishing. In A Word: Murder  The Gift which goes on giving…. The brain-child of mystery author, blogger and educator, Margot Kinberg, In A Word: Murder is a Crime anthology which she put together in memory of Crime writer, editor and blogger Maxine Clarke who spent her last days in The Princess Alice Hospice, Surrey UK. By purchasing this anthology you are helping fund a wonderful establishment which brings end of life care to many.  The Princess Alice Hospice provides support and assistance to end-of-life adult patients and their families free of charge.  Hospice’s are run without any Government funding and therefore depend upon donations.  The funds from the sale of this anthology go towards funding for The Princess Alice Hospice. Seven authors from around the globe have contributed to this Crime anthology; Martin Edwards, Pamela Griffiths, Paula K Randall, Elizabeth Craig, Sarah Ward, Margot Kinberg and myself, Jane Risdon. Illustration was courtesy of Leslie Fletcher. I have been proud to support charities  in the past with my writing:   I Am Woman, volume 1 anthology – in aid of Breakthrough, Women for Women and Women’s Aid charities. Telling Tales – in aid of The Norfolk Hospice, Norfolk England. Without your help charities struggle to survive.  Please consider purchasing a copy of In A word: Murder for your Mother on her special day […]

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Mothering Sunday: a perfect gift for her and for a special Hospice.

 Mothering Sunday and what better gift than a copy of In A Word: Murder. Be it for Kindle or a Paperback copy this is the gift which keeps on giving. Every purchase helps fund this wonderful caring organisation; The Princess Alice Hospice in Surrey where they provide end of life care. Hospices do not receive any government funding; they exist on donations and in purchasing this book you will be donating towards the care of a terminally ill patient. For less that the cost of a cup of coffee, a slice of cake or a bar of chocolate, why not replace the gift to your mother of chocolates and flowers with a gift which will give her years of reading enjoyment.  A book can be read many times over and by many year in year out.   Why not replace those disposable gifts with a gift which will help provide care for someone who might not be here next Mothering Sunday? Featuring the contributions from Seven Crime authors from around the world: Martin Edwards, Margot Kinberg, Pamela Griffiths, Paula K Randall, Sarah Ward, Elizabeth S. Craig, and me. Illustration is by Lesley Fletcher There is bound to be something for everyone. Follow the links to buy your copy of In a Word: Murder and give the gift which keeps on giving. The USA Paperback version is available via http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495931684/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_vx6.sb15V2W6V7KJ The USA Kindle version is available via  http://www.amazon.com/In-Word-Murder-An-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00GFXNZYE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1383674275&sr=8-8&keywords=in+a+word%3A+murder  The UK Paperback version is available via http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1495931684/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_FC6.sb0RABYAV The UK Kindle is […]

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