This e-book is 87% true, 13% blarney, according to the author; a collection of humorous personal anecdotes. I couldn’t help but laugh as Kelly described conversations with her family and friends, including the one with her sister about getting concussion from a drunk man three weeks before a further head injury in a car accident, or the time she had to help said sister explain to their parents why she had left her husband, the conversation she had with her family paediatrician about her sons being serial killers in training (creative cricket death was involved), or her mother’s story about quilt shops and concealed weapons permits.
I enjoyed this small book (it is only 65 pages from first to last) of absolutely barmy but heart-warming stories of family meals, celebrations and minor disasters told with wry humour and self-awareness. Kelly Harman can laugh at herself and the reader laughs with her, because we have all been there. Who hasn’t been to a potentially disastrous family party or had a silly argument with a loved one – though I don’t know anyone who ever hog-tied their little sister and hid her under a bed for several hours. And I never want to hear about exploding cat anus again.
I have been writing for as long as I have been able to, penning a variety of stories as a child and contributing to a school magazine (which was about twenty years ago). Until recently nobody saw my writing but then I got bored and now some has escaped on to the web. Since nobody has screamed that it is terrible and shouldn’t ever see the light of day I decided to see what happens. So far I have had quite positive comments.
I write a mixed bag of fiction and non fiction, depending on how I feel at the time, but I have a few on-going projects that bubble away in the background. Currently, I am writing a supernatural fantasy set in the near future in Lincolnshire, researching a historical mystery set in thirteenth century Lincolnshire, I also write short stories, sometimes for competitions and sometimes for the fun of it.
My non-fiction work includes a series of articles about Anglo-Saxon women of note (based on research notes I am making for a non-fiction book about prominent Anglo-Saxon women), and several other articles on a variety of subjects, which can be found here.
I have also started reviewing books, music and places I visit, because I’m an opinionated git and don’t see why I shouldn’t. My reviews are to be found on goodreads, amazon and Everything Books & Authors. I’d be interested in reviewing in a professional capacity; but until that happens I’ll keep reading books and writing about it because I love to.
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