In the run-up to Christmas and New Year this phrase might resonate more than usual if you’re feeling the after-effects of too much partying.
It’s also the title of a narrative poem written by Marion Leigh and illustrated by Manifesto Design. The poem is based on Marion’s favourite Christmas book, The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.
In Marion’s house, it was traditional to read the Reverend Moore’s poem every Christmas Eve after hanging up stockings for Santa to fill and setting out a plate of mince pies and a glass of milk for him.
Marion’s poem uses the same rollicking rhythm as the original and is simply a bit of fun. Please enjoy it and take it easy this New Year's Eve!
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Posted by Marion Leigh on November 07, 2016 . 0 Comments
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Readers tend to think that being an author is a glamorous occupation. Actually it’s a hard solitary job.
If you look up the noun ‘job’ in the Oxford Paperback Thesaurus, the first example of usage says: my job involves a lot of travelling. The second one warns: this job will take three months, and the third states: it’s your job to protect her.
Unless you’re a top-selling author like Stuart Woods who owns a plane and travels frequently, your job as a writer is more likely to involve a lot of time sitting at a desk. Some authors may be able to write anywhere on a laptop, iPad or in a notebook, but Marion Leigh isn’t one of these.
‘I need a quiet stable environment where I can work without interruption or distraction. Occasionally I’ll take a break to get a glass of...
Posted by Marion Leigh on August 22, 2016 . 0 Comments
Summer is the season to get outdoors and indulge in your favourite pastime, whether it’s tennis, golf, cycling, hiking, or just relaxing in the garden with a good book. Marion Leigh, author of the Petra Minx adventure thrillers, spends the summer boating, a passion she shares with her feisty young protagonist Petra Minx.
Petra, a Marine Unit Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, loves the water. In The Politician’s Daughter, she works with RCMP Liaison Officer, Tom Gilmore, to set up her cover before joining megayacht Titania as a hostess in a bid to find the missing Emily Mortlake. Not surprisingly, when Tom asks her for a code word, she picks her favourite boat, a Lazzara 84 motor yacht.
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