THIS WRITER’S LIFE: It is always amusing to see the company you keep on the bookshop shelf. Here we are this time with Shane Warne, Tim Costello, Jeremy Clarkson & Makybe Diva, a horse! The Sunday Story Club, Melb Airport.
Parents get a lot of information from other parents. Those parents, however, who believe their STYLE of parenting is the ONLY style, tend to lecture others. In other words, parenting is competitive these days. My co-author Doris Brett and I had a wonderful conversation about non-competitive conversations with Shevonne Hunt on her FEED PLAY LOVE podcast when we were in Sydney recently.
The podcast topics show a huge range of things parents worry about today. Whereas for me, I was lucky. My mum just made parenting look like a lot of fun. So my style of parenting was mostly, I guess, Bumbling Through. LISTEN to PODCASTHERE: AMAZON BOOKTOPIA
THIS WRITER’S LIFE: We always like good reviews. But this review honours the women who were so generous in telling their life stories. It also demonstrates the power of the human voice. We hope you will run your own Salon and experience new insights into your life too.
My co-author, Doris Brett & I, were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for The Sunday Story Club at The Happiness & It’s Causes Conference in Sydney a few weeks ago.
THE SUNDAY STORYCLUB (PanMac) shows how to ask questions that open up a conversation. The conference delegates that bought a book said they would use these questions to facilitate better conversations in aged-care, youth groups, and the workplace.
THIS WRITER’S LIFE: I was in Dymocks, Melb CBD, on Friday signing books when up popped an image of The Sunday Story Club on several large screens around the store. But look! The books now have an autographed edition sticker on the cover. That’s never happened to me before.
Big thanks to Dymocks and Zoe for all their enthusiasm. And if you can’t make it to Dymocks:
THIS WRITER’S LIFE: Co-author Doris & I outside the ABC studios Melb. Great interview with Cassie McCullagh, Sydney.
We had time explain that The Sunday Story Club uses quirky questions to step outside the prepared narratives you often use to explain your life experiences. In this way, we learn about ourselves and others. These questions are intriguing to all ages.