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Who is Amelia Curzon !

Welcome to my Blog!Amelia Curzon

Personally, I tend to blog about environmental and wildlife issues, and other things I feel strongly about. I also host Guest Bloggers each week on both my sites.  With my guests writing about such a wide variety of other subjects, a huge range of skills, views and sentiments are shared with the reader. If you are a writer and would like to contribute, click on the link above for more information – I love meeting and working with other bloggers, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you are a reader, please enjoy all the great posts!

And now for a bit more about me!

I am a mother, writer, children’s book reviewer, blogger, budding environmentalist and lover of all creatures on the planet.

Having grown up in the Mediterranean and having later lived and worked in various countries, including the United States of America and South Africa, I eventually settled in the United Kingdom.

I am the mother of two grown children who provide me with much of my inspiration in life. My interests include horses and all other animals (wild and domesticated), children, the environment, reading, and of course writing. I am also the author of the children’s book – Mungai and the Goa Constrictor.

I have been writing short stories and poems since childhood and had created and narrated many stories to my own children in their younger years. Insomuch as my stories have always been about animals it seems only natural my first book be written for the genres children and teen and contain lots of four-legged creatures.

I wrote the first draft of Mungai and the Goa Constrictor a few years ago, proudly sent the finished product to a handful of traditional publishers and after only 3 rejections felt totally defeated. Silly! But that was then. The story was put safely away.  And then I forgot all about it. Until that is, my son found it, read it and passed on to his sister to read. Between them they persuaded me to try to epublish. Spurred on by my children’s faith in me, I decided to approach the task of re-editing and updating and the mammoth and mind-boggling mission of self-promotion. I had to find my feet pretty quickly and armed with bucket loads of good, and some bad, advice plunged headfirst into the daunting world of the self-published author.

So here I am!

Why this particular story?

I felt strongly enough about certain events to put them into words a child would recognise and enjoy.  I had the idea for Mungai and the Goa Constrictor after seeing how many times my own children were fooled into naively attaching themselves to situations and people without realising the potential dangers – trusting without question and following without forethought. For me it was a warning; a way of understanding that if children, and young adults, did not show vigilance or did not appreciate the dangers, they could find themselves gulled into believing things which simply were not true; people do lie and they do mislead, as a result circumstances might arise which may not be beneficial to their well-being.

Website of Mungai and the Goa Constrictor

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Curzon – My other Blog

  1. Dear Amelia, Saying thanks to you for all that you do for the environment, endangered species and for aspiring indie-authors like me. I’ve just nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger award and thank you so much for inspiring and supporting me, my dear friend. You’ll find out all about it at http://4writersandreaders.com/2013/12/29/super-sweet-blogger-award/ Have a wonderful weekend and a Very Happy New Year! Blessings to you and yours, Bette

    • Thank you so much, Bette. What an honour. This is an award have not recieved before – wonderful! But my thanks go to you, too, my dear friend. You have always been a huge source of inspiration to me, one of my greatest supporters – something I appreciate immensely. Happy New Year to you and your dear family, Bette ~ Amelia ♥

  2. Thankyou Amelia for coming to my blog and liking my answers on Project O… I’ve chosen to look at this blog, rather than your other one… (black background seem to be more difficult to read…) which blog is best to follow though? I love what you are and do… I’m in the middle of writing a non-fiction book… but want to make a childrens version out of it too… so maybe I could ask for a few tips… etc… It would be great to be friends and enjoy each others journey… Barbara

    • Hi Barbara,
      Nice to meet you. Thank you so much for visiting my blog as well and for taking the time to leave your lovely message. Good luck with the book and I would be happy to help if I can. You have a great blog which I shall visit often. I look forward to our friendship growing and am always here if there is anything you need. ~ my very best wishes for now ~ Amelia

  3. I dearly love the pun “Goa Constrictor” ;-)

    Thank you for following Contrafactual.com

  4. HI, Amelia. Tried to comment on your guest post (Book Reviewing). It was excellent. I bookmarked it and am following on FB. Please pass this along. For some reasons, the post would not allow me to comment, but I voted an liked. KUDOS to you both! Also, thoroughly enjoyed this page: ‘Who is Amelia Curzon?’ KUDOS all around… Bette

    • Hi Bette, Thanks for your lovely comments. You are always so wonderfully supportive :) I am sorry you were unable to comment on Cathy’s post. i agree, it is an excellent post. I have checked all settings and cannot see why it would not let you leave a comment. Perhaps if you are not too busy, and I know you must be, you could try again later! If you do, and it still doesn’t work, please let me know and I will contact WordPress. I know it can be quite irritating when you find an article you like and want to say something and you are unable to do so. I have not forgotten your kind invitation re your interview, BTW, nor.your fabulous nomination for the Inspiring Blogger Award. Just got a bit bogged down – both will be done this week. Thank you so much for dropping by, Bette :)

  5. What wonderful children! (I don’t like that term for our children when they grow up. What should we call them? Adult children? That is an oxymoron.
    Am looking forward to reading about Mungai’s adventures.

    • I find it quite difficult to stop thinking of them as children – that is awful, isn’t it! But I do adore them whatever I call them.
      I hope you enjoy reading about Mungai as much as I enjoyed writing about him.
      Thanks for dropping by here as well, Cindy :)

  6. Hi there- I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! If you want to participate, you can check out my post here and follow the steps. http://pattytmitchell.com/2012/08/08/inspiring-blog-award/

    • Thank you Patty. How sweet of you. Of course I will participate. It may take me a day or two to get to it, but I will keep the banner flying:)
      Amelia

  7. Hi, Amelia –
    Thank you very much for the BB Award, and for your kind words.
    I tried to leave a comment under the post on your blog – but did not see a comment field, so I came here.
    I am very humbled by your words and the award.
    I cannot promise the response post will be up on my blog in a couple of days, but I will do my best.
    Sincerely,
    Patricia

  8. [...] Has Nominated Me: The very kind and lovely blogger herself, Amelia Curzon who’s blog is at: [...]

  9. Thank you so much Emily. I am deeply honoured. I have followed all the rules and will post tomorrow when I have finished, Amelia

  10. Congratulations! You’ve been nominated for a Beautiful Blogger Award! Click here for more info: http://emilystealeaves.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/the-beautiful-blogger-award/

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