The Weekend Cash Call is a delightful trip down memory lane for parents such as myself. It took me back to my childhood of listening to the radio with the cassette player on pause, so I could tape the best songs of the Top 40 as quickly as my reflexes would allow. The story is a lovely time capsule of growing up in the 1980s and how being outside was the place all children would be sent between meals. I wonder why Matthew's parents didn't call him to account on the hundreds of telephone calls he must have made in his quest for freebies.
Well done to the author for an engaging tale. I look forward to reading more of Dad's adventures.
The Weekend Cash Call by Lily Burgess is available on Amazon.com and Writers' Web
Blurb: Find out about some of the things that dad has won from radio competitions in the latest book from the ‘Words from Daddy’s mouth’ series – ’The Weekend Cash Call’. The story provides a modern take on the proverb that ‘fortune favours the brave’.
About the author: In early 2006 I gave away the family television (effectively replicating for my children the TV free upbringing I had). In my newfound spare time, I started drafting a series of business books and a collection of illustrated children’s stories. These books are in addition to my published books of law related blog posts since 2010.
How long have you been writing? Since 2010
What has inspired your writing? To share learning
What are your books about? Law - As a sought after presenter for many leading tax, accounting and legal associations, I also regularly present for financial institutions, investment houses and insurance companies both in purely technical areas for advisers as well as more practically focused sessions for clients directly.
Children’s – Psydenom Lily Burgess Under my pseudonym of Lily Burgess, I have commenced a series of children's books. These books evolved from a conversation I had with my daughter Lily one evening, when she was about four years old, she said to me, "Daddy, please tell me another story from your mouth". There was always a strong undertone in my stories to deliver life lessons, while keeping the children engaged with humour and expression. From that day on, my stories became known as "Words from Daddy’s mouth". I had so many stories that I had to create a list to remember them all (at last count the list was over 400). So over time a game developed where the children would choose a number from this list. Whatever story related to the number chosen would be the story I would tell. Stories were usually told as the last part of the wind down of an evening, sitting together in a bedroom or on a lounge chair.
What are you reading? Personally, Malcolm Gladwell. To the kids, Pamela Allen, Dr Suess, AA Milne, CS Lewis, JK Rowling
Who are your favourite authors and why? Gladwell, Pink, Christensen and Heller - they inspire thinking
What do you do when you are not writing? Read