A normal day in my life is anything but. Though I do have the ordinary routine of rising from bed,
readying myself and heading off to my day job, where I work as a kindergarten teacher; there are so
many little things happening behind the scenes.
Front of house: My eyes slowly flicker open as the alarm sounds and I stretch.
Behind the scenes: I evaluate my dreams, clinging to any image I can and what it might have meant.
Is there a song? I once heard that if you wake up with a song in your head, you should really listen to
the words; a message from the universe. Also, what vivid images is my imagination painting? Can I
possibly use them in my writing?
Front of house: I make my way to work, listening to the radio and admiring the scenery (I’m not the
Behind the scenes: Inside my head I am carrying out a dance routine to the song playing, imagining a
whole concert performance. Sometimes I imagine the song playing as the soundtrack to a scene in
my book- that one is always fun. At other times I am describing the scenery in more interesting
ways. I try to absorb the little things; like how sometimes clouds are wispy and lined as if trod on by
a giant trainer.
Front of house: I eat my late breakfast of tropical muesli and yoghurt during my morning break.
Behind the scenes: I am exploring my senses; the crunch of the food, the texture against my tongue,
the tangy scent of pineapple and the way the chewy bits stick in my teeth. Every opportunity feels
like an opportunity to work on developing my writing.
Front of house: In class is probably the best time, where I get to interact with the children and their
wild imaginations. We invent scenarios, each of us building on the others and one simple notion
suddenly becomes a full-blown expedition.
Behind the scenes: Nothing happening here; I’m all in.
Then the end of the day comes and ordinarily once I’m home and fed, I watch a bit of T.V. normally a
short animation like American Dad or Phineas & Ferb and then I’m straight onto my laptop, reading,
researching or writing. It isn’t the most exciting day when you look at it, all laid out on paper but
that’s why there’s always beauty in reading between the lines.
At Water’s Edge by S. McPherson:
‘At Water’s Edge’, tells the tale of two lovers trapped in two different worlds. One world is Earth, and the other is Coldivor; a dimension full of magic and danger. When Dezaray Storm is mistaken for the most powerful sorceress of this other realm her life changes forever. She finds love in the arms of Milo Thor, but this love can also lead to her death and the destruction of seven empires.
‘At Water’s Edge’ is book one in the ‘Water Rushes’ series.
Praise for Chapters One-Three of ‘At Water’s Edge’ by S. McPherson:
“Loved the teaser! It pulled me in and made me want to read more. Your writing style is clean, uncluttered and brimming with tension. Well done!”
“You got a lovely and interesting story, hope to read more from you.”
“I liked it a lot! While I was reading it, I was able to be drawn into the story easily by your words. A stormy night like you were describing sets the perfect scene for a suspenseful fantasy novel.”
“I really enjoyed reading your first chapter. It was gripping. The descriptions are well written.”
S. McPherson is a young British expat living in Dubai and working as a Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) teacher. When she was younger S. McPherson travelled a lot with her family, though, no matter how often her surroundings changed, one thing never did. And this was her love of writing and dreaming up the impossible. After combining her two loves of teaching children and writing, S. McPherson self-published her first book; a rhyming verse children’s story titled ‘Shania Streep wanted to Sleep’. Thus fuelling her love of seeing her work in print and sharing her stories. This is S. McPherson’s first novel.
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Wife, mother, grandma, blogger, all wrapped into one person, although it does not define her these are roles that are important to her. From empty nesters to living with our oldest and 2 grandchildren while our house is rebuilt after a house fire in 10/2018 my life is something new each day.