Today I have my 1st radio interview, so I am super excited. My book will be launched in the New Year at Skoobs book store (Monte Casino.) But today I will be chatting on air – chatting on air, I’m floating on air at the moment. Tune in at 12.30 today to Radio Eden 1368 (They also have an app and are now streaming online if you can’t get to a radio) And for those of you not sure I am in South Africa so we are +2hrs on GMT
It has taken 4 years to get to this point, at lot of doubt and even more encouragement from those around me, who never lost faith in my book and the messages held within its pages. To the point that one book has grown into a series and today the cat is our of the bag and Polly will fly across the airwaves.
What are my books Polly’s Piralympics, How Polly Became a Pirate and Polly Ya Nay Can Fly about. Simple the are about Polly the parrot and her adventures. How she is found by Captain Hake and become the ship’s pirate parrot, how she helps her friends, how she comes up with ideas – the Pirates Paralympics.
During the stories, Polly the parrot gets bullied. It show what happens when a friend stands up for a bullied victim, and how it isn’t cool to cheat or bully others. We all have challenges, some obvious – one eye, one arm, no legs; some less obvious – being deaf, blind of having a stutter; and some harder to detect – can’t sing, can’t dance, can’t spell, can’t count, can’t ride a bicycle, can’t cook, can’t play a musical instrument, can’t run 100m in under 10 seconds. We shouldn’t pick on/tease or bully others, or someone else may also bully us too.
How when we have challenges in our lives it is about what WE CAN do rather than what WE CAN’T do. The Piralympics Games show that even with physical challenges/disabilities the pirates CAN compete and can do.
A Masterchef competition is thrown in just for fun, and to remind us of good manners.
So remember tune into Radio Eden 1368 (South Africa) or get the app. Or download the podcast.