THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT ABOUT THE TALKS I CAN GIVE TO YOUR GROUPS.
There are three talks I can present to you. I shall give you the details for each one. If any take your fancy, please get in touch. my email is - [email protected] and my phone number is - 07983 765579.
1. 'THE HISTORY AND MANUFACTURE OF THE TEDDY BEAR'.
I will bring a collection of hand crafted 'Teddy Bears' (made by a local lady now aged 91) for everyone to look at, and to purchase if they want to. These are actually Collector's Bears, and as such are not suitable for young children due to the small, and sharp parts included. I have a PowerPoint presentation with the talk, which together, trace the history of what we now know as the 'Teddy Bear', from the beginning. I will tell you how they began, discuss what it takes to make a bear, talk about famous bears, show some of the tools and fabrics used in their construction, and discuss the eternal popularity of these little companions.
To see some bears similar to those I will bring, check out my page 'Other interests.'
2. 'MY LONG JOURNEY TO PUBLICATION.'
I have been writing all my life, with some success at selling articles, poems and short stories to various publications and winning cups and money in competitions. For a great many years, I had tried to get my books published, to no avail. This is the story of how all that changed almost overnight, and has led to me being represented by no less than three publishers, world wide. My ninth book came out in February 2017. I sell cowboys to America! (I also write other things by the way!)
3. STRANGER THAN FICTION.
This is the incredible, true story of a series of coincidences and discoveries over a short time, which led to me writing and selling my first 'real' books, which are traditional Westerns, and my husband finding his true father, who, after a string of coincidences, we discovered was a Native American Chief! Since that discovery, there have been more strange coincidences and we have discovered many famous Americans in his Family Tree.
I hope I will hear from you soon!