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About meShelagh Watkins is writer, editor and publisher at Mandinam Press. Her first novel, Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine, was serialised on Preston FM community radio in 2009. The sequel, Mr. Planemaker's Diving Machine, was published in 2011. Shelagh's second novel, The Power of Persuasion, was published in 2008. The same year, she edited and published Forever Friends, an anthology of short stories and poems written by members of A follow-up anthology, Forever Travels, was published in 2010. A third anthology, Forever Families, was published in 2012.

GroupsBest Anthologies, Bloggers, Children's Fiction


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Member sinceSep 3, 2006

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"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their views, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a stranger if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."

-Chief Tecumseh,
Shawnee Nation Statesman
Shelagh, Hi how are you? I didn't see an answer to your question, what makes a good short story?

Have a good week.
I am with everyone else with the thanks. I hope you will accept my friend invitation as well!
Thanks for the invitation, Shelagh.
Thanks for the invitation, Shelagh - that looks like a fun group, and I'm happy to join.

'Mr Planemaker' looks absolutely charming, by the way. I shall be sure to track down a copy!

All the best

Rob x
hello, Shelagh,

It's good to see you here!

Best wishes,
Rowena Cherry
Dear Shelagh--I'd like to invite you to join as an author on I am a founding author and you can create your own webpage like mine.
Thanks! What a welcome sight to see you here.

Best wishes,
Thanks Shelagh! The link works fine!
Hi Shelagh,
Is your book available in America? I couldn't find it through my library system. I'm willing to order it if I can't find it. Is it a picture book, or for older children? I read on one of the discussions that someone in your family compared it with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Sorry, I ask a lot of questions!
Also, she specializes in children's lit, but represents adult authors as well. She's very easy to work with and will listen. B
I think, Deborah, will be very excited to receive your material! B
Hi Shelagh,

Thanks for listing me as a friend!

Peace and Laughter,
Hi Shelagh....How are you..I received your mail ...Thanks ...I am fine...


Thanks for the invitation. I think a lot of what's best in literature these days originated as young adult/children's literature to begin with. There's a whole host of reasons for why that's probably the case which I'll look forward to talking about on the group.
Thanks for the invitation. I've joined and look forward to being part of the group :-)
Thank you kindly for the invite--I'd looked briefly at this group yesterday and just hadn't gotten around to joining it yet. It looks very interesting!
Thanks for the invitation. I signed up tonight. Children's books are near and dear to my heart.
Thanks for the invite -- I am a media specialist at an elementary school and read tons of kids lit - much more than I have catalogged. I have been watching the group for awhile - it was time I joined!
Thank you very much for the invitation!
Hi Shelagh,
Thanks for the invite to your group, I've joined.
Congrats on becoming a LT author! I hope to join you with that status soon :)

Best wishes,
thanks for the invitation ;D

Thank you for the invitation. Apologies for the delay in responding, it's been a while since I last logged in.


Thanks for the invitation...I am enjoying this group! Your recommendation in "Fairy Tales" of Donna Jo Napoli is appreciated...I just finished "Daughter of Venice" and really enjoyed it. Thanks!

Thanks for the invitation! I have joined the group :)
Thanks, but I suspect our tastes differ radically. Have fun, though.
Thank you very much for inviting me. See you at the group.
Thank you choooooooo much for the invitation....
Thanks! I'm looking forward to the discussions.
Thanks for the invitation, Shelagh!

Thanks for the invite. I've joined the group and look forward to the discussions!
Thank you for the invite!

Thanks for the invite to the children's fiction group! I'm all signed up. :-)
Thanks for the invite to your new forum. I've just signed up and I'm looking forward to exploring.
All signed up for the Children's Fiction group. Thanks for the invite :-)
Good morning Shelagh, thank you for the invitation.
Hi Shelagh,

Thanks for the invitation. You're right, I think I'll really enjoy this group! I look forward to fun discussions :-)


You are definitely right! I thought about pre-emptively pointing out that reading
children's fiction and not wanting children are not mutually exclusive but decided against it, hoping you wouldn't spot that "flaw" in my reasoning; no joy in Mudville, unfortunately :)

If I ever get a sudden urge to give a moose a cookie (yes, I know that's wrong, but I like that title better) I'll know which group to go to.

Take care.
Hello, thanks much for the invitation to join the Children's Fiction group. I'm thinking you saw the picture and didn't examine my library or read my profile closely, because books for the juvenile set don't really interest me much. The picture is kind of an inside joke for my friends because they know I have no desire for children of my own.

On the other hand, if you did examine my library and/or read my profile closely, and still sent the invitation as a gag, perhaps, then I salute you; I did get a laugh out of it, whether you intended it or not :-D

I wish you much joy of your group.
Hi there, thanks for your invite...

I'm not Shelagh Watkins , I listed her book and
somehow her photo popped up , why I don't know
I'm also an author friend of hers .

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